Annette

Single mother of 6, mistress of none.]

Seasons of Joy (and more!) on Outschool

,
I’m so excited to bring Seasons of Joy content to the Outschool platform. It is a bit of a brave new world when we’re all trying to keep safe and snug in our homes and we’re accessing Waldorf-inspired content online– although, in my case, Montessori- and Reggio Emilia- inspired content as well.
I will link my teacher profile, but here are some classes that maybe of special interest to my Seasons of Joy families. Please feel free to drop me a note requesting other class times or topics!

Steadfast I stand in the world
With certainty I tread the path of life
Love I cherish in the core of my being
Hope I carry into every deed
Confidence I imprint upon my thinking. ~ Rudolf Steiner

 

I’ve reached the point in this pandemic where I’m just not quite sure how I feel anymore.

I’m tired.

I’m overwhelmed.

I’m missing my friends.

I’m excited for these extra moments with my children, which seem like gifts, while at the same time longing for some time alone.

Some updates...

,

I keep starting and deleting and restarting and then forgetting new posts, so I decided to take the easy way out and bullet point things.

  • My youngest two will be cyberschooling with a Waldorf/Montessori twist for the next two years.
  • My middle boys, who have a spot at the local creative and performing arts magnet school, will keep their spots but also be schooling from home, at least this year.
  • My two college kids are home this semester as well.
Advent Week One

I had fairly low expectations for the first week– get the blog going again, set up the nature table, clear the autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving stuff from the mantle, bring down the Christmas stuff. And I accomplished that much at least. But I knew between me getting back from NYC, Daniel’s show starting, two concerts, and two theater galas, we would would not get too much down.

I’m still working on getting the Pinterest boards going, and have slowly been sorting through the Advent board I already have. Slow and steady and all that.

Here are a few photos from our first week.

One of my goals in looking critically at my Advent book is to see if this popular Waldorf poem, attributed to Steiner (although with no proof that I have ever found), that is basically used as the framework for so many Waldorf/Steiner-inspired Advent observations. After reading it in its entirety and really pondering it, I believe it does.

Looking at it as a whole, I love how it speaks to the themes of evolution, of change, of moving towards… something, even if we’re not quiet sure what it is. It speaks of curiosity and thinking and growth. We begin with stones, then plants, then animals, and, finally, humankind.