This is our cat stealing gnomes and little wool pumpkins from the Nature Table

This is our cat stealing gnomes and little wool pumpkins from the Nature Table

After much soul searching, debate, prayer, journaling, and talking with friends, we have decided to do a Waldorf method of homeschooling.  It is the perfect fit for our family right now, and I am so happy that we are all so happy!

There are many reasons that I love Waldorf, and one is that it is actually tied into the Catholic liturgical calendar.  Michaelmas is a traditional Waldorf celebration that corresponds with the Catholic Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel.

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My dragon

I still need to get into a groove with planning and finding stories and making story props ahead of time–I have big ideas for next year.  This year, though, we did manage to read the Tiptoes Lightly stories surrounding Michaelmas and go through most of the Waldorf Essentials K1 Super Sam adventures of Michaelmas.  Lacking a dragon for our puppet show, we decided to wrap a plush toy moose in a red play silk.  I failed to get a picture of this, but I assure you it was quite fierce.

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Allison mixing dragon dough

We also made dragon bread and I read a story that progressed as you added different ingredients.  The girls had an absolute ball with that, and Rachel wanted to know if I could find more bread stories.

Rachel's dragon

Rachel’s dragon

Our festival may not have been Pinterest worthy, but Rachel is still asking when we get to do the story again about the dragon who had hiccups!

One thought on “Michaelmas!

  1. great post, love seeing how everyone else does Kindergarten we are following Waldorf Essentials too 🙂 the dragon bread was a hot here although they got a bit burned…well they are dragons i suppose! x

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