Oh boy oh boy, I have been away from this for a while!
I put all my extra time into my son's senior year at Sacramento Waldorf School.
I am forever grateful that he decided to return to waldorf for his last two years of high school, and I think that decision was life changing for him in a very positive way.
He is now living in the Bay Area, he was antsy to leave home and be independent from the day he was born it seems.
What a dynamic beautiful intelligent talented young man!
I am in the throws of ENS (empty nest syndrome) for which I was totally unprepared! More on that later, but it is getting better. It has only been a month, the first two weeks were brutal (read: laying in his bed sobbing for hours...uh oh, not good, but I have discovered not abnormal!) Anyway, it is FOR REAL, and looking back the whole senior year was kinda was preparing me for this, lots of lasts (last first day of school etc.) The absolute most emotional day was the senior walk through, where the seniors are honored by each class from K through 11th, and they sing them songs and offer flowers, and at the end each senior has a huge bouquet of flowers! Loved and cried every minute of it!
So, as far as HANDWORK goes, I am in the middle of fine tuning some curriculum for the next school year and putting in orders for supplies. I promise to get back to that and posting more often to help anyone out there also teaching handwork! It will be an interesting year, my first without having a son in school, so most of my attention will be teaching handwork. I literally have to have everything nailed down by the end of this week, as my niece is getting married in Lake Tahoe just when school starts, so I don't want to have to worry about work and can fully enjoy the week of family filled events!