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create (Mama): chalkboard love


As I shared earlier, I had a borrowed half-gallon of chalkboard paint from a dear friend and some experimenting to do. At first I envisioned chalkboard animals in my mind, painted on the wall in the kid's hideaway...

but decided upon a tree instead. We've been integrating more Waldorf into our home, and I think it would be great fun to decorate the tree for each season. Of course, since it's chalkboard paint, we could write notes on it too. Seasonal words perhaps?

 
One might think we'd need some green leaves on it now, but as our dry weather continues that's not the case. We're losing more leaves everyday and the temperature continues to be unsafe for our little people for long stretches, at least for a little bit longer.

Thank goodness for cool air inside and cozy places to snuggle up with a book. With pear pillows from Fat Rabbit Quilts to sit on and a chalkboard tree to keep company with, what more could a little one need? Hmm... maybe a mama who wants to snuggle in and share in the magic of the little room too? My pleasure!


Cassidy Sevier

A former classroom teacher, I now homeschool my active three kids. I'm passionate about creativity, curiosity, and finding new hiding places for my chocolate stash. Thank you for visiting!

9 comments:

  1. I love chalkboard paint!

    I'm just the discovering the Waldorf pedagogy... so many delights and inspirations. Thank you for sharing this. I'll be following closely to see what other Waldorf inspirations you bring into your home!

    Wishing you a delightful day.

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    1. I still have a lot to learn about Waldorf, but I have a group of committed Waldorf folk to be inspired by- as well as a stack of books (smile). As I discover more about it, I'm really enjoying how it aligns with so many things we already do- then gives us a way to take them one step further with additional purpose. I'll keep you updated on the journey!

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    2. I really look forward to following your Waldorf journey. I like planning with a purpose... the emergent curriculum that melds with creative expression really speaks to my own philosophy.

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    3. Mine too! I also really appreciate the rhythms and the focus on the natural world. It's only as I've gotten older, and dove into more gardening and local food, that I really appreciate how the seasons affect our lives. I'm happy that they'll have a sense of this so early, as well as the gifts each season brings us.

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  2. I love this tree! I would love to have the confidence to paint one on one of our walls but I can never quite get it "perfect" enough. Soooo, I usually just cut one out of brown shipping paper and tape it to the wall.
    I have to be honest, I always think the waldorf blogs are "adorable" but I never took the step to actually read what it is all about. I find it so hard to not continuously change the way we homeschool when I read about other methods/philosophies. I read and think "no, THIS is actually in alignment with what we want; THIS is what suits us..." Am I he only one that does this?

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    1. I understand about all the different educational methods. The school that had the joy to I teach at pre-kiddos at was a melding of several different theories, and they made it work. They inspired me to think that education can be at its best when it's open to adaptation. So instead of starting all over when we come across a new idea, we can just add to what's already working. Or, in your case, the millions of already successful things you already do (smile).

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  3. Great idea! My little guys would love this! We'd love to invite you to join us at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know everyone will love your great kid-friendly ideas! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-20/

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    1. Thanks! And what a cute site, it's my pleasure to link up (smile)

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  4. Thanks for linking up, I hope you'll be back this week.
    -Mackenzie

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