In Waldorf education, subjects are taught in 3-6 week long blocks. Since standard textbooks and worksheets are not used for instruction, the students frequently create their own books to synthesize what they've learned throughout the block. Students typically include their very best work with artistic titles, carefully written texts, detailed drawings, and sometimes intricate borders. Paintings and other items (such as leaf pressings or photos) can also be pasted into the books. Each book, in itself, a testimony to the importance of care, perseverance, and effort, becomes a treasured work of art as well as a visual record of lessons. Below are a wide variety of Main Lesson Book pages from several Fairbanks homeschooling families representing students from grades K-8.
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