The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

sweet comments fill our hearts

The gifts I receive from children are not material items... they are compliments like this.

I went to school today to check on all the sewing machines and a woman came in to give them a fix over...thank GOD!

well while there I saw all the summer camp kids....they were ear to ear smiles full of hellos and
"look what I made this summer"

well the best was this ...
Child: "Do you know I am going to be a teacher when I grow up?"

Me: "what kind of teacher?"

Child: "A good teacher"

Me: " will you teach Big kids or small kids?"

Child: "I'm going to be you when I grow up"

MELT.........and a big hug!


Dawn said...! That is the sweetest compliment!

MissKnitting said...

~ delightful ~
cudos to you for being an amazing teacher for those thoughts to come back to you. I've taught knitting in afterschool programs for eight years,(public schools)thus my name, "Miss Knitting", from the children.
I wish to know more about becoming Waldorf Handworks certified. At present , I cannot travel to CA, NY or NH where training sites are. What would you suggest I read/discover about Waldorf to enhance my knowledge. My son attended a Waldorf kindergarden, so I have that familiarity. Also, the colleges are not always that clear about specifics to Handwork exactly what the curriculm requirements are. Any opinions you care to share would be appreciated.
Thank you so much for your time.
Your site is lovely. I enjoyed seeing The Met, since I grew up on the East coast, lived in Phila., for Art College, often visiting NYCity.
Knitting is my passion and teaching knitting to children is the icing on the cake !!!
Great to know you are working on a book.
best to you,
"Miss Knitting"

woolladyfelter said...

Isnt it just the little things sometimes. :)
Call again sometime - sorry it was so short this time...

Cadi said...


Anne said...

That's so lovely!...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog.

I like looking at your pictures of the different Waldorf schools. It's interesting to see what others are doing all over the world.

I took some photos yesterday of a Steiner School (we call them Steiner Schools in Australia) in Sydney. They're up on my blog if you would like to come and have a look. :)