My new image of the rhythms in our lives, in our homeschooling, is a series of concentric circles. This image represents how to homeschool with rhythm using the natural rhythms that already exist all around us. 

From the outer ring of the year or the seasons, we move through these rhythms.

  • Year
  • Seasons
  • Month
  • Week
  • Lesson (2 Days)
  • Day
  • Breath
  • Heartbeat

Homeschool with Rhythm

These are the concentric circles of rhythm in our lives. So how do they help us with homeschooling? 

How to Homeschool with Rhythm

We can begin with the whole in mind just as Steiner suggested. And then work from the outside in.

Starting with the rhythm of the year, we think about where our children are developmentally and where our family is this year. What kind of a year do we anticipate?

From there, we begin to visualize the seasons of the year including holidays, festivals, and family gatherings. And then we can decide which main lesson blocks we want to do during which seasons or months.

Our weekly rhythm includes activities we do on certain days of the week as well as which days we will be doing lessons at home.

The 2-day lesson rhythm includes a day of presentation and artistic activity followed by a day of review and summarizing.

Finally, we have our daily rhythm that helps us to create a container for all of these activities and learning.

All of these rhythms connect the outer world to the rhythms inside our bodies, namely our breathing and our heartbeat. 

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I find that if I can visualize these different rhythms and create a plan for each, the rhythms create a strong container for our homeschooling. They help me to continue forward with my plans while at the same time remaining flexible to face whatever life may bring.

That is the dance of rhythm in our lives.

Remember to start with rhythm in your homeschool planning.

This rhythm will ground you and bring focus to your homeschooling.

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    1. Hola!! Me encantaría aprender sobre la metodología waldorf. Soy española y mi inglés es un poco escaso.
      Me encantan tus publicaciones.
      Un saludo

      Hi!! I would love to learn about the Waldorf methodology. I am Spanish and my English is a little scarce.
      I love your posts.

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