Re: DSM: New to homeschooling and SVS
Tue, 3 Apr 2001 23:16:16 EDT

Good for you Mom and Good Luck.
I have a lot of friends who home school and all recommend reading John Holt's
book Teach your Own . You probably already have read it.
The Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore and Michealmas Press offers a lot of
books about teaching subjects more hands on.
The Waldorf Educational movement could be another resource. It is like the
Sudbury Model only with more structure. Both believe in engaging a child's
will and never suppressing it. Academics (READING) are not taught until 3rd
grade. No text books are used children make there own lesson books.
Emphasis is on music, art, drama handwork (making clothes, dolls, straw
houses , . Two languages are taught orally from grade one .
In grade one the kids make there own knitting needles from whittling wood.
Knitting is considered an important skill, which later aid reading and math
ability. The children have the same teacher for the first 8 years.
It is very hands on and active, The Children are very active during the day.
Which is not the case in Public School.

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