I had to chime in here because this is EXACTLY how I homeschool ~ combining CM and Waldorf. I spent two years swinging back and forth on the pendulum, as if I had to choose one or the other before finally realizng that I could do what I wanted. Isn't that one of the many reasons we homeschool? I can create my own method ~ take what I want from each and leave the rest. I still struggle sometimes (mostly when I get caught up in blogs or forums) with starting to get caught up in one or the other, but I think I've gotten MY method down. Let me share it with you if it will help you.
I have two children ~ 8 and 6, almost 7. Technically, this past year they were 2nd and kindy. I feel strongly about the Waldorf delayed academics, so I didn't do official stuff with my youngest. Though, she LIKES it, so she did do some handwriting and join in for the family stuff and she WANTED to read Bob Books. But, I still intend to start Waldorf Grade 1 with her in the fall (Fairy Tale intro to letters and numbers ... I have the Christopherus Grade 0ne syllabus). She has also started working through the Delightful Reading program available here at SCM ~ she LOVES it!
I like to use Waldorf to tell me WHAT they should be learning and hearing at what age, to speak to them developmentally. Then, I like to sort of go about it in a mixed CM/Waldorf way. We read living books and narrate, but we also draw and summarize and do crafts. I like to use Main Lesson Books and beeswax crayons ... I like to recognize the seasons and some of the festivals. I like copywork and nature study and Artist Study. I like to read aloud good, quality literature to them. I like to take the best of each and leave the rest. I also love to use the BLOCK format. It just makes it easier for me!
For me, this means in grade 2 when my daughter should have heard Saints and Heroes and Animal Fables (as per Waldorf), we did that. But, we did that with books. I would check out good stories from the library and we would read them together. My daughter would tell me the story again the next day (narration as per CM, revisiting as per Waldorf) and she would draw it in her MLB (as per both methods, really ... CM says children can narrate via illustration). She would retell it to me again the next day and we'd come up with a summary together. She would copy that summary into her MLB. I would find a related poem for her to copy into her MLB one stanza per day (copywork ala CM, related to Waldorf story). We'd do some sort of craft for it (she made the Wolf out of sculpy when we did St. Francis and the Wolf, we made bird feeders out of pine cones, peanut butter and seed when we did St. Francis talks to Birds). During this LA block, we still had 15 minute math lessons, she read to me from Reading Literature Second Reader (Harriet Treadwell). We never quite made it to spelling, but I intend to fit that in in the fall. I have All About Spelling which really isn't either philosophy, but is supposed to be EXCELLENT.
As a family, we did Nature Studies together. We have been working through the Outdoor Secrets Companion and love it! We take walks every morning before we start school. For Artist Study, we read picture books about Monet, for instance, and once a week we look at a print (I found some old calendars at Tuesday Morning that have artists' prints in them) and they narrate it back to me. We then hang that print in our dining room/school room for the week. Obviously, you have the liberty to skip any prints that aren't appropriate for children. Or skip Artist Study altogether if you wish.
So, here are my plans for the coming year: 1st & 3rd grades as per Waldorf, done my own CM/Waldorfy way ...
1st Grader: Christopherus Grade One Syllabus (blocks of Letter intro, Number Intro, reading/writing, 4 processes); Delightful Reading Program; Singapore Math 15 minutes a day and FAMILY WORK (listed below)
3rd Grader: We will cover Native American stories and Old Testament stories in our LA blocks (I will do the same blocks with each child to make it easier ... i.e. if I'm in a LA block with Grade 1, we'll be in a LA block in Grade 3, etc.) , but in the ways mentioned above. I want to get Hurlbut's Story of the Bible and read & narrate the OT portion and check out good books from the library for the Native American stories; Also might get the Red Indian Fairy Book, read Naya Nuki. We'll continue with daily math practice, but will also cover Time, Money and Measurement the Waldorf way. We'll use the books by Shemie to do shelters (and combine these with Native American and Old Testament stories where applicable); As for farming/gardening, we'll try to visit farms, work on some, go to the Farmer's Market regularly, read Farmer Boy and Ox Cart Man aloud, plant our own garden and work in it, visit the Living History Musem to see old Farming tools & machines, check out books on farming and farm animals, etc.; During our 1st grade Nature blocks, we'll also study weather (outside, of course) ... maybe make some MLB pages about it; for Practical Projects, she is going to complete a couple of building and woodworking projects with Daddy on the weekends; We'll add in Cursive, All About Spelling and Queen Language Lessons for the Very Young; She'll continue reading independently and doing handwork (knitting, sewing, etc. and we get together for a Handowrk group once a week during the school year where she'll learn to crochet); we'll cook and maybe I'll get her to make her own cookbook/main lesson book of recipes
AS A FAMILY: We'll continue Outdoor Secrets until we're finished, we'll read aloud the Burgess Bird Book (and do the coloring pages and activites mentioned at Satori Smiles); We'll read aloud the Burgess story books (adventures series) and the Clara Dillingham Among the ______ People books; We'll continue our Artist Study and reading aloud literature at night and before Quiet Time; I plan to find a way to incorporate Art, Spanish and PE (possibly via Co-Op) and lots of field trips
Sorry for so much detail. I just wanted you to see how you can weave the two together and make it work... choose what speaks to you from each, and if something just doesn't seem that imortant to you from either, don't do it ... and, most importantly, DON'T FEEL GUILTY about not doing it!
I'd be happy to answer questions personally if you want!
Many blessings on your journey!