How has your week of homeschooling been going? In our homeschool, Noctis has been feeling better and we’ve all been getting more into the rhythm of the school year, so we seem to be accomplishing more and feeling more relaxed this week. Michaelmas is on Monday. Michaelmas is a not a holiday that I grew up celebrating, but it is a popular holiday to celebrate in Waldorf communities. After that, it is time to start thinking about Halloween!
If you missed my first week’s post about our Waldorf kindergarten homeschool lesson plans, the books needed to complete our year of lesson plans are listed at the bottom of this post. I will continue to post these lesson plans on Thursdays of the week before they are meant to be used, so that you can be sure you have all the supplies you need to do these with us, if you’d like.
Lesson Plan for Week of September 15
- Nursery Rhyme – The Three little Kittens
They lost their mittens,
And they began to cry,
“Oh Mother dear! We sadly fear
Our mittens we have lost?”
“What! Lost your mittens?
You naughty kittens!
Than you shall have no pie.”
We shall have no pie.”
They found their mittens
And they began to cry,
“Oh Mother dear! See here, see here!
Our mittens we have found!”
“What! Found your mittens?
You good little mittens!
Then you shall have some pie.”
“Purr, purr, purr, purr,
We shall have some pie.”
And soon ate up the pie;
“Oh, Mother dear, we greatly fear
Our mittens we have soiled.”
“What! soiled your mittens, you naughty kittens!”
Then they began to sigh,
“Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.”
Then they began to sigh.
And hung them out to dry;
“Oh! Mother dear, do you not hear,
Our mittens we have washed!”
“What! Washed your mittens? Then you’re good little kittens.
But hush! I smell a rat close by.”
“Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.
We smell a rat close by.”
- Seasonal Poem – Autumn: A Collection of Poems, Songs, and Stories – Michael, Angel Bright (page 32)
- Seasonal Song – Michaelmas Song
- Seasonal Story – Tell Me a Story – Michael and the Dragon (page 45) or The Boy Who Spoke the Truth or (page 48) or The Golden Star Flowers (page 51)
- Drawing – using beeswax block crayons, draw a picture from this week’s story in your main lesson book
- Wet-On-Wet Watercolor Painting – use week’s seasonal poem for inspiration
- Modeling Wax (or other modeling material of your choice) – make a dragon
- Seasonal activity –
Did you find these lesson plans to be useful? If so, please leave a comment below to let me know how things went. I’d also love to see some photos of things you’ve made or read posts about your week.