Waldorf inspired homeschool kindergarten is so easy, most of the time I say "We're just living our little lives, people!" We do chores, cook, walk outside, read books, paint, draw, craft, sing songs and play, play, play. Every month I try to have a set plan for a "circle." This usually consists of a movement game, verses, a finger play and then a few songs. I pick a few that are nature/season based, one or two that are just goofy and fun and then I have a few that are traditional. It is important to me that we don't lose the children's rhymes and poems that are part of our cultural heritage and I'm happy that Jack and Lu can each already recite several Mother Goose rhymes. For each month I also pick a fairy tale (usually from Grimm's) and a nature story, plus at least 5 special seasonal activities. Add in your festivals and you have a great kindergarten year.
February has been pretty much a wash for us. I'm feeling the winter blues heavily so I'm loading us up in the car on Friday and driving to Florida. Thank goodness for family and friends in sunny places!
In anticipation of feeling rejuvenated when we return, I started prepping the end of February, March and April.
Fairy Tale - The House that Jack Built (obviously not really a "fairy tale" but this is easy for me to tell in the car and, with its repetition, good for Lucy at 4 years old.)
Activities - valentines, heart felt mobile, finish cardboard weaving, candle making
Nature Story - not sure on this yet
Fairy Tale - The Wolf and the Seven Kids
Nature Story - Demeter and Persephone from Circle Round
Fairy Tale - The Queen Bee
Activities - Not sure on these yet. Hopefully most will be outside and chicken related!