The Journey of Analise
26-Part Children's Story About the Temperaments inInstallments with a Study Guide
Important: The blue italicized words below are not part of the story. They are annotations.
Note: This is a story that explores the temperaments in many aspects through a the journey of a young girl. Information about the temperaments and typology are woven into the story. For thisfirst section I am going to annotate everything. You should listen to (at www.WaldorfRadio.com ordownload the MP3s) or tell the story. After the story talk about the temperaments and how they are woven into the story. Explore the questions that are listed after each section as well. You WILLneed to give the children a little introduction to the temperaments. That is included in the guidefor this unit. It is different from the introduction for adults. There are 25 stories. I will send youthe guides as follows:Guide One: Days 1-7Guide Two: Days 8-13Guide Three: Days 14-19Guide Four: Days 20-26
The font that is blue, bold and italicized are the notes and study guide to the story
regular black font is the story itself. The story is suitable for all ages. The study guide isintended for children ages ten and up.
There once was a little girl named Analise who live in a place where they didn’t have four seasons.She didn’t understand why. She had beautiful picture books in her home that showed squirrelsgathering nuts and children making snowmen, but where she lived there was no snow and noacorns. When she was a baby and a toddler she didn’t really notice there was anything differentabout where she lived. However, as she grew older she noticed. She waited. She waited and waitedfor the acorns and the squirrels to come. She waited for the snow to come but it never did. Finally,one day when she was 9 she asked her mother, “Mother, I have been waiting for 9 years for thesnow but it still has not come. When will it come?”Her mother replied, “We have never seen snow in this area. We don’t get snow here. You wouldhave to live somewhere else to see snow. Perhaps in Russia, or in the mountains, or in Canada or Alaska or Switzerland or somewhere else.” Analise was very sad. But she was not the kind of person to sit around being sad.