The following is a guest post written by Kara Anderson.
For three years I had been wondering about joining a particular local weekly homeschool co-op.
And, then, last winter, I got my sign — they were offering a Waldorf preschool class, taught by a trained Waldorf teacher.
We try to be Waldorfy, I thought, as I recalled all the failed circle times and the fact that despite following the “rules” my son started reading at 3.
As we entered that beautiful classroom on the first day, I was so excited. Finally, I will get to see all this Waldorfness in action and transfer it to our life.
While it is true that I learned a lot (I was invited to observe and at times pitch in a bit) the lessons were unexpected. But bringing what I learned home has helped us find a balance that truly works.