It was a gorgeous day...talking to faculty...listening to student musical performances played with such gusto and passion...meeting other like minded parents (some with a dream of starting a waldorf charter school in our area! wow!)...listening to *very* convincing speakers on the subject...
the evolution of.....the wooden spoon
There was a lump in my throat much of the day. Listening to teachers speak about the promises of Waldorf education...learning about the organic hot lunch program...seeing the success and happiness of alumni...walking through the dimly lit kindergarten rooms and understanding the thoughtful intention of everything. This recurring lump in my throat was accompanied by the sinking feeling of "what if"......
what if my children can't have this kind of education due to tuition expenses?
what if I can't get a job in a waldorf school? (unlikely; there is a high demand as Waldorf has "caught on" at such a rapid rate these days...)
what if something doesn't work out?
Homeschooling is always a thought in my head...but one of my favorite aspects of Waldorf is the Community...togetherness....there is a lack of like-minded homeschooling groups in my area.
I will begin teacher training this summer. I will make it happen. The distance, the money.....I am leaving it to the cosmos....but remaining creative and proactive all the while. It is meant to happen. This is my dream and I have found it! I know this!
My Waldorf Inspired Playschool opens in January. I have been busy creating indoor playspaces and mentally preparing...
our home, ready for baking and discovery...
what will they be?
Thus far, 2 children will join me for 3 hours of baking, singing, storytelling, and playing. I am thrilled that these families have trusted me to make this a happy experience for their little ones. All proceeds will go towards my teacher training...
I have also come up with 2 "fundraisers" for the holidays....handpainted rainbow stackers and hand dyed playsilks. Families from our local mom's group have been placing orders since mid November....this is another fun way for me to save money for training!
Please see the link below if you are interested in ordering!
Also, a happy thanksgiving to everyone....I feel blessed to "know" you and I am forever humbled and thankful for your kind words and support.