Thursday, 26 October 2017
How our homeschool has been inspired by Waldorf Main Lesson Books
One thing I love about Waldorf/ Steiner schools is their beautiful main lesson books. Although we don't follow a Steiner curriculum to the letter, our home school is inspired by many of his ideas. Matilda's curriculum for this year covers the main subjects. For many of these she uses an ordinary lined notebook for questions/answers, revision and notes. But for some subjects she is using some A4 sized sketch pads. In Waldorf schools the students write their own textbooks, these main lesson books become a beautifully illustrated record of the things they've learned during their main lessons of the year.
Matilda has one for Botany, Geometry, History, Geography and Poetry. I'm hoping these books will be something she will be able to keep and that the very process of creating them will give her a deeper understanding of the subjects we learned.