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Adventures in Letterboxing

This weekend I took my Junior Girl Scouts to a Letterboxing event at one of the Girl Scout camps in Connecticut.  I’ve always been interested in finding out more about letterboxing and it was such a fun day. First we each thought of a symbol to represent us along with a name and we created …

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Thanksgiving Leaf Garland

Thanksgiving Leaf Garland Supplies Needed: Leaves from Nature Walks Thread and needle or sewing machine or yarn Take the time to bring your children on daily nature walks this week.  As you walk along, gather any leaves that catch your eye to create this Thanksgiving Leaf Garland to decorate your home or nature place with.  …

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Weaving Goodness, Community and Home

Today is Martinmas and also Veteran’s Day in America.  I love the way that Waldorf schools celebrate this special day with lantern walks, songs, crafts and community.  I’m not sure I ever really got over the fact that my girls could not attend our local Waldorf school but one thing I have worked hard to …

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Martinmas and Thanksgiving – A New E-Book from Little Acorn Learning!

Celebrate the Beautiful Late Autumn Festivals of  Martinmas and Thanksgiving with Your Children! 149 PAGES of Verses, Fingerplays, Poems, Song, Crafts, Meditations, Book Recommendations,Circle Times, Recipes and Much More to Guide You in Celebrating the Martinmas and Thanksgiving Festivalsin Your Home or School! ONLY $24.99 Authors:~ Eileen Straiton, Little Acorn Learning ~ Sara Wilson, Love in the SuburbsTable of Contents*Beautiful Book Recommendations*St. Martin and …

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Michael’s Sword Napkin Holders for Michaelmas

Do you know what Michaelmas is?  If you are not familiar with Waldorf Education, this mysterious Fall Festival may not be something you are familiar with.  From our Autumn Equinox and Michaelmas Festival E-Book:“The significance of the Michaelmas festival in Waldorf schools is seen in the story of a simple boy, who acts out of …

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Nature as the Classroom

It’s back-to-school time and at Little Acorn Learning, we like to see our community teaching their children outdoors! Show us photos of your children learning in nature to inspire others to move their classrooms outside this year!  Here’s the info: This Month’s  Facebook Photo Contest theme is… *Nature as the Classroom*      It’s time for the August …

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All in a day’s work … literally.

We finally did it!  We gathered enough sap from the four maples we tapped in our backyard to boil it into syrup.  This was a perfect activity for the first day of spring to share with the girls!   As you can see from the first photo above, we had a decent amount of sap. …

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Backyard Maple Syruping

There are many really awesome things about living in New England and Maple Syruping is definitely one of them.  We have an abundance of maples in Connecticut and it is something I’ve wanted to do for a really long time.  This past Saturday we attended a class on Backyard Maple Syruping at a farm we …

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The Waldorf Homeschool Handbook Giveaway!!!

How lucky I was to be asked to review this wonderful new book written by Donna Ashton and published by Audrey Press.  If you are already Waldorf Homeschooling or have ever considered it, this is a wonderful place to start for your planning and initial understanding of the method.  Homeschooling can be complicated and frustrating, …

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Native American Field Trip and Martinmas Lanterns

Today was a good, full day.  The girls are usually off from school on Election Day but our town has recently changed that and the schools were open this year.  When I heard a local homeschool group was going to do the Native American Program at New Pond Farm this day, I decided it would …

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