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As I began the 8th grade year with my class, I quickly realized it would be my last. As a Waldorf teacher graduating a class of 8th graders, I was expected to pick up a class of 1st graders and take them through 8 years of school. While I love Waldorf, I was ill-prepared to take on 20-some first graders, couldn't commit to 8 years, and just couldn't reconcile taking such a huge chunk of time away from my own children for so little pay. (If you think public teachers make nothing, try teaching at a fledgling private school.) So the timing was perfect for me to do what I'd always wanted to do, be a full-time artist.

Well, at least that was the plan. Turns out, the timing was also right for me to homeschool my own eager learner, who was entering 5th grade this year. He had his heart set on it and I already knew the curriculum, so what the heck. And while it has turned out to be…

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  • Born on June 12
  • Joined September 13, 2009

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As I began the 8th grade year with my class, I quickly realized it would be my last. As a Waldorf teacher graduating a class of 8th graders, I was expected to pick up a class of 1st graders and take them through 8 years of school. While I love Waldorf, I was ill-prepared to take on 20-some first graders, couldn't commit to 8 years, and just couldn't reconcile taking such a huge chunk of time away from my own children for so little pay. (If you think public teachers make nothing, try teaching at a fledgling private school.) So the timing was perfect for me to do what I'd always wanted to do, be a full-time artist.

Well, at least that was the plan. Turns out, the timing was also right for me to homeschool my own eager learner, who was entering 5th grade this year. He had his heart set on it and I already knew the curriculum, so what the heck. And while it has turned out to be serendipitous, it threw a little wrench into my Etsy plans. But I know Etsy will be around longer than my son's childhood will, so I will do what I can between lessons on Mesopotamia, negative and positive integers, linking verbs, and coffee over scrabble games. But I'm okay with that.

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