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.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Back from training but not back home

we are still out of town so I can't post pics.....
It was wonderful always! I am on a sock knitting frenzy! Family members have already put in their orders and I have already visited the yarn store once this week.

Socks are a 5th grade Handwork curriculum.... I did find out that you can only accomplish this if you have the entire year to work with 5th grade. I split up my year with woodwork, so I get half of the class for half of the year....resulting in an almost impossible task of taking on sock making.

Instead I have my kids make hats and horses....both good projects as well!

BUT I AM TOTALLY enjoying making these socks and I think I will teach a parent workshop on sock making this year!

I will post pics when I get home

My 6th grade doll is the other project I want to share.....My doll is created to look like the famous Samurai Musashi

It was a very full two weeks....lots of time spent laughing, singing, knitting, sewing, playing games as Greek Olympians and Medieval Knights, clay molding, eating gourmet food and trying to understand Steiner and the changing consciousness of the child.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for the sock pattern and links :-) Still checking in!