Our Classroom & Homeschool curriculum weave together many diverse elements in order to support our fundamental premise: the central task of education, whether in the classroom or homeschool, is the integration of body, heart, and mind within each child. The result is the cultivation of educational excellence, confidence & competence.
This individual wellbeing is inseparable from the wellbeing of the communities of our lives – families, neighbors, the global community. For this reason, we have developed a Classroom and Homeschool curriculum in which the children can see their own strengths & struggles reflected in all peoples, and can experience human greatness in all, regardless of nationality, race, or religion."
Unfortunately, our budget could not expand enough to let Enki play a part in our lives. I sought my local homeschooling group's help and found an alternative to Enki: Earthschooling.
I'm not going to deny it...I'm a hippie and I love the name Earthschooling. Shut up, okay?
Earthschooling is brought to you by the lovely people of the Waldorf school.
Here is a brief synopsis of what Earthschooling is:
"The new generation of eclectic schoolers considers the entire earth their school. We don't stay at home. Some travel the USA or the world or have a classroom outdoors. We may "homeschool" part-time or full-time or we may be involved in after-school or weekend enrichment activities. What we all have in common is that we base our schooling on the needs of our family & we create our own "ideal school" from the many varied resources available."
Earthschooling is affordable. I mean, really affordable.
You can try it for a month for $35.
The Kindergarten Curriculum is $85
Granted, there are also the supplies you need/should/might want to buy.
The site sells them for just under $100. I'm quite sure you could piece meal it all together for much less than that if you're savvy and frugal.
Now, I just have to figure out if I should buy the Kindergarten curriculum or the First Grade one. I know, my son would be entering Kindergarten next year. He just seems so much older than Kindergarten. I'm now going to hash this out in my blog:
1. If I get the Kindergarten curriculum, I can supplement with other things if I needed to.
2. Kindergarten curriculum could also be used simultaneously with my four-year-old, and then later on, for my youngest.
3. We'll get to sing silly songs.
4. Why rush him...I would love to keep him little forever, so what's another year?
Okay, Kindergarten Curriculum it is. Now, off to tell the husband I need $85 for silly songs...