Greetings from Lavender's Blue Homeschool!
At Lavender’s Blue Homeschool I work with families who are looking for a holistic homeschooling method - one that nurtures their child’s creativity, spirit, and intelligence. I offer Waldorf-inspired curriculum for Kindergarten through Second Grade as well as tons of free resources on the blog including circle times, stories, and guidance on rhythm, early years, and homeschooling. I specialize in user-friendly resources and guilt-free support!
SouleMama: Is there anything new you'd like to tell us about?
Kelly: This summer my goal is to help parents get cozy and comfortable with the artistic skills they need to teach with Waldorf methods at home. First graders draw, paint, knit, play recorder, model with beeswax, and more in the course of their lessons in language arts, math, and nature. For most parents, learning to teach this way means learning a lot of new things themselves, and it can feel really intimidating! But one step at a time, we can all grow as artists, and the richness it brings to our lessons is worth the effort.
I’m one of those people who always thought “I’m not artistic.” I’m so glad I took the plunge into Waldorf-inspired homeschooling anyway. My kids could be sitting at the table reading dry textbooks and completing inane worksheets. Instead, we spend our days immersed in wonderful stories, creating our own beautiful lesson books, making things with our own hands, singing songs, and engaging with everything we learn through deep, artistic experience.
The Lavender’s Blue Curriculum provides a lot of support with drawings that parents can use to create their main lesson books and specific lessons in form drawing, painting, and modeling (with full-color pictures throughout). All the artistic lessons and examples are tailored to the development of the child in each grade and created by a real homeschool mom (that’s me!) so they’re user-friendly for real homeschool parents and children even if this is all new for you.
This summer we’ll dive deeper into the arts on the Lavender’s Blue blog! I’ll show you how the arts fit into the Waldorf-inspired homeschool experience with a series on what to teach and when in handwork, form drawing, painting, crayon drawing, and music. Then July 25-29 we’ll gather together for the Lavender’s Blue Homeschool Summer School….a week of video tutorials and community connection to learn new things and boost our confidence before we head into the school year. We’ll have a friendly facebook group and super helpful video instruction in form drawing, watercolor painting, knitting, recorder, and more.
It’s all free and I hope you’ll join us! Sign up for the free Lavender’s Blue community newsletter you don’t miss a thing.
The Fox and the Crow - Teaching language arts through fables and drawing in Second Grade
This weekend, Lavender's Blue Homeschool is generously offering the following gift to THREE lucky SouleMama readers:
A complete Waldorf-inspired homeschooling curriculum - your choice of Kindergarten, First Grade, or Second Grade (in digital format). (Please note Second Grade will be delivered when it’s released on July 25th).
Lavender’s Blue Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade are designed to help you thrive as a Waldorf-inpired homeschooler. They include detailed and thoughtfully crafted lessons with stories, integrated art lessons, full circle times (recorded on audio), and loving, guilt-free support!
Please let us know why you would like to homeschool with Lavender’s Blue in the comments below!
To enter today's giveaway, leave a comment below (one entry per person, please). Comments will close by 9 am EST on Sunday. Winners will be chosen by Random Number Generator and announced in this post shortly after.