Thursday, August 5, 2010

Waldorf 3rd Grade Farming Block

Yes, I am still getting caught up on 3rd grade homeschool posts. I have one more after this and then I will be done.

So here are most, but not all, of the pages from our first farming main lesson book. This we did last autumn. I mentioned in my last homeschool post that gardening and farm visits were already a part of our lives...

So we decided we would just make up a little farm story. We created the story together, each day making one or two pages. The drawings she did on her own, something we did for the first time this year. (This was also the first year that I didn't make my own lesson book along with her.)


(Kind of funny because really we were still vegan at this time, although we already knew changes were coming.)


On this day we really were planting garlic. We have just recently been harvesting our first cloves.

I think I was off with my timing on this one. The wheat may have been harvested sooner.


On a recent farm visit Sara had been harvesting triticale. We did not thresh the grain with a flail though... (okay maybe no one does anymore...) first we were banging it in a metal garbage can (loud!) but we soon switched to spreading it out on a sheet and stomping on it with our shoes!

We are not growing our own grain yet but we sure do lots of bread baking.


And then it was winter. Quiet, cozy, restful time on the farm. And then it was spring, and unfortunately we did not get the next lesson book completed. Chloe still wants to continue the story but I'm not sure when that might happen.

At least we have been getting in lots of garden time and some good farm visits too!

Alright, one more 3rd grade post to go, I will show some of the work we did for a block on time.
But it won't be my very next post, cause that is going to have to be the giveaway post...

Oh my, I am up so past my bedtime. Goodnight! (Good morning... Good day to all!)


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9 comments:

Wendi said...

I love it! Thank you for sharing.:o) I'm going to do 3rd grade things with Auri for the first part of the year and I REALLY like the idea of her building her own story of the seasons. Her work is beautiful, btw.

mamaof4 said...

I love the fact that you are catching up on your 3rd grade posts as I am planning 3rd grade and it offers such inspiration!What a wonderful story she created. :)

Heather said...

This is just so wonderful. The boys and I decided to homeschool again for this coming year, and your posts have reminded me of the joy that this time will bring.
Such an incredible story your daughter created, and something wonderful to cherish for many years to come.

I have missed you my sweet friend, and I am still determined to find a way to meet up before winter sets in. We have had almost no rain :(, so I am glad to hear that at least your area has. Thank you for your words, and your thoughts through these last few weeks. They were really appreciated

Earth Mama said...

Wow! Yoiur daughter's handwirting is just beautiful. My daughter has shown interest in learning cursive, but I have not found the time or resource to use to familiarize her with it. Any suggestions? Or just sit down and write? Enjoy your weekend Renee!

:)Lisa

Sara said...

Renee, what a beautiful post! And I have to agree, your daughter's handwriting is really, really lovely. Her pictures are, too. It looks like this lesson really touched her heart! I love that. --We're doing Gr 3 next year, too. And you've got me really inspired. Thank you!

Cadi said...

Thank you for sharing. You posted this just at the right time as I'm preparing to teach 3rd grade. Your daughter's cursive is beautiful! have you heard of the Vimala alphabet?

Sara said...

Thank you for such a fantastic post! What beautiful and meaningful work. It is wonderful and I am, once again, so impressed with your daughter's cursive.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Renee, I am so impressed. The drawings (and the cursive descriptions for that matter). I love that you share their work!
Nicola

Tahara said...

That is great Renee!...The main lesson books are lovely...The pictures are great and the handwriting is beautiful...Can't wait to see what happens this year :-)