Sunday, March 28, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Deladis Rose, 4 and Ivy Pearl, 1, sing along with their mother, Kelli during school. Kelli spends several hours a day teaching her children using the Waldorf Method of home schooling. This method emphasizes Imagination and good citizenship over Academics.
Kelli reads The Tale of Peter Rabbit to Ivy and Deladis. Kelli said she home schools because, “The county schools aren’t where they need to be right now.” She isn’t sure if she will ever send the girls to public school, “If the time comes and they need to go, I’ll consider it”, Kelli said.
Deladis watches a yoga video for pregnant mothers while Ivy sucks her fingers on the couch, while Kelli makes a snack in the kitchen. Kelli never gave the girls access to plastic pacifiers as babies, “They might learn to prefer the plastic over the nipple which would be a problem.” Kelli advocates breast feeding until the children decide it’s time to quit.
Deladis teases Lars the dog with a chicken nugget as Ivy climbs the stairs to the back porch.
The girls play in the creek that runs behind their house.
Since the family lives in such a secluded area Kelli trusts the girls to play around the property. Usually she stands and watches from the porch, or she keeps the door open as she cooks or cleans. On nice days the girls spend almost all day outside.
Kelli dresses Ivy before running into town to pick up mail and go to the library. Kelli goes to the library about once a week to get books about home schooling, natural birth and childrens books.
Deladis makes a face while getting her hair brushed. Kelli bathes the girls about once every three days to prevent their skin and hair from getting too dry.
The whole family prays before breakfast.