Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Moon Healing

It's time for our second New Moon Healing list.  Read on for instructions, and don't forget to share the page so others can get some energy sent their way!

Each new moon, we'll start a new list. If you want to be on it and receive distance healing from me, add your name, and a general location (Jessica, Texas). If you know someone else who needs it, put their name and general location. And if you want to join me in sending healing, please, please, please do. You don't have to be reiki attuned, you don't have to be a healer, you don't have to be anything but present. Just send pure love from your heart to the names on the list.

Here's how it works:

I post the New Moon Healing post at the beginning of a moon cycle.

You leave the names and places in the comment box.

Those names get written on real paper, with real love in my heart as I write it.

 
 
They go in a special box that a dear friend gave to me years and years ago. It is my "Reiki Box," the box I put special notes of concern in and then add healing to it.



And then every day of the waxing moon, I will say a quick prayer for healing and love, and do reiki over the box.
 
Do I expect miracles to happen? Will this result in profound healing? Let's just let it be what it will be and not limit it. Let's believe in the power of giving. And you can give with me, or you can receive what I have to give. I'll be honored either way.



Now it's your turn: add your name, or another's, and pass it on.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Quick Links for Free Information: Kindergarten

This first semester has been less than ideal for us as homeschoolers.  My flaws as a parent and teacher are shining bright, but in the middle of that I see that if we just keep biting off little bits of what we need, eventually we will have eaten the whole cookie and we'll be doing things the way that works and the way that we can achieve success.

With that in mind, I have a few more links to share if you are trying to muddle through kindergarten without a purchased curriculum or would simple like more information on how to bring things together.



My first link is a 38 week curriculum chart.  If you are like me and need a simplified version of what is going on, but still need the framework of where to go, this is really useful.  I printed this out and can check through what we have already covered, and what we still need to address.

Digging around looking for more Waldorf information, but trying not to spend the hundreds of dollars it would take for a full curriculum, I found this page, an overview on Waldorf education for the early years.  There are books we can buy that would supplement this information and surely round out our understanding of what we need to do for our younger students, but this is a great place to start so those roots can grow deeply, even if we do end up buying more printed information.

If you are leaning toward more Earth-based homeschooling (with Earth-based spirituality influences, rather than just nature-based) you'll find Pooka Pages a delight and wonderful addition to homeschooling, after-schooling, or just family fun.  These are free and invaluable, so don't miss the chance to get on the mailing list!

And finally, Starfall.com is a site with loads of resources for reading and for a very small fee you can expand what is available.  It is computer based, so we only spend time on it once or twice a week, but has proven to really help, especially when we have otherwise been floundering.

As a last suggestion, I find that I gather more information for myself when I search with phrases that don't include homeschool.  Much of the homeschool sites are strictly for profit, while public education institutes work to make information available to parents as a way of involving them and keeping their students' home life educational.  Instead of searching with the phrase "homeschool kindergarten curriculum", try "kindergarten curriculum."  I wanted a week by week plan, so I searched "kindergarten curriculum week by week" and that led to better results.

I hope your first semester of homeschooling is finishing up nicely and that the holiday season is bringing you lots of warm fires, sweet smells, yummy treats, and loads of time with family!