Living Holy Week

Living Holy Week

Are you wondering how this fits into academics.  It doesn’t.  Creating a gentle spirit and building men of character is one our main priorities.  This is such a wondrous time to bring the hope of Christ into our daily lives and remember Him.

Sunday, March 24, 2013 Holy Week starts on Palm Sunday

Monday, March 25th  ~ Today we read from Egermeir’s Bible Story Book starting at page 461-464. Th e teenager’s in our home will read Matthew 21:1-27

We have invited friends over to felt Easter Eggs.  This is a fun and hands-on activity young people. Last year the kids had to work their little hands hard to create their beautiful felted Easter eggs. This year it will be faster and easier for those hands to felt the eggs because of this video from Bella Luna Toys How to Make Wool Felted Easter Eggs

Tuesday, March 26th ~ Today I will tell the Parable of the Two Sons on page 465 to all three of my son’s.  This is a good time to talk about what it means to walk in His ways and see where in their lives(and mine) where we have made the choice for right living.

Wednesday, March 27th ~ Now we read Jesus’ Last Hours in the Temple from Egermeir’s on page 468 and Mark 12:41-44.  We are also going to plan our Passover Dinner.  This year we are using Scripture Adventures in the Life of Christ to plan and prepare the dinner.

Maundy Thursday, March 28th ~ Another busy day for us outside of the home but we will learn about Passover and enjoy our Passover Dinner before we attend church.

Good Friday,  March 29th ~ The Darkest Day in All the World page 477 along with Matthew 27:1-54.  For dinner I am preparing the Good Friday Greek Lentil Soup from A Continual Feast by Evelyn Brige Vitz.  I am going to cover our nature table, which happens to be near the dinner table, with a dark silk until Easter morning when we can add our felted Easter eggs.

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Learning About the Days of the Week

Learning About the Days of the Week

What a fun week!  This month we are learning about Time.  This includes the months, the days of the week, hours and of course, seasons.  What is unique to the Waldorf approach is the way that these math topics are unfolded.

Our morning includes the reciting and memorizing a Mother Goose rhyme, Days of the Week:

Monday’s child is fair of face,

Tuesday’s child is full of grace;

Wednesday’s child is ever so sweet,

Thursday’s child is tidy and neat;

Friday’s child is prone to giggle,

Saturday’s child is easy to tickle;

But the child that is born on restful Sunday

Is happy, and cheerful, and loves to play.

On Monday we discovered that the color that represents this day is purple or violet and that  Monday’s name was  Moon Day.  It is also the day that you would eat the grain, rice. I added Spanish rice to our dinner menu.

There are several activities that we did to incorporate other academic areas.  He started to copy the verses of the poem and then created a picture, using crayon, that he imagined about the what he had written.  For math we examined the number seven and the ways we can create seven.

Today being Tuesday I wore red because that is Tuesday’s color. And oatmeal or barley for the grain.  I made oatmeal – carrot muffins using the recipe from The Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book.  I couldn’t help but add chocolate chips to the batter though.  My little boy that turns up his nose at vegetables ate them and most likely because of the chocolate chips.