The art and science of imagination

In the Da Vinci Waldorf classroom: End of a great year!

Summer is drawing us outside into its splendor. The last weeks of school have been filled with many adventures and final curriculum blocks. The May Faire was a wonderful celebration of community life and the glory of color, song, and dance. The year culminated with a kindergarten cere

The Best School: A Student’s Perspective

WBEZ radio in Chicago wondered what a “high quality education” means to students themselves. They asked asked students to: Imagine the best school in the world. Describe what it would be like. How does that compare with the school you go to or went to? Da Vinci Waldorf (formerly Water

Children and Cell Phones

Recently, a local paper, the Northwest Herald, published an article entitled “How young is too young to get a cellphone?” in which preschool and day care teachers touted the benefits of cell phones for children as young as 4 or 5. Da Vinci Waldorf School early childhood te

In the classroom 2-3-14

Early Childhood The circle time in early childhood is a winter movement adventure where we go on a journey “O’er mountain high and bridges low…ever onward we must go!” The children walk across a balance beam “bridge” over an icy river below. We move

On The Web: Tech gets a time-out

Our thanks to Donna Brooks for forwarding this article along: http://www.sanfranmag.com/story/tech-gets-a-time-out As always, please feel free to share comments!

On The Web: Playing to Learn

Thanks to Susan Love for sharing this find with our blog community: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/02/opinion/02engel.html?emc=eta1

Day in The Life of a Waldorf School **CANCELLED**

Please be aware that tonight’s event, “Day in the Life of a Waldorf School,” has been cancelled. A new date has been scheduled for February 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please pass this information along to anyone who might h

Vote for Water’s Edge School!

Water’s Edge School has been entered in the America’s Favorite Schools Contest sponsored by Care2.com and GreatSchools.net!  Please go add  your vote now and help us try to win $20,000 for the school: http://www.care2.com/schoolcontest/1706718?refer=17494.02.1256047008.102

New Water’s Edge School Fundraiser

Parents, check your school mailboxes for your information on this terrific fundraiser! ““““““““““““““““““““““““““““&#

From the Student Perspective: A Visit to Public School

My daughter has attended Water’s Edge since she was two.  She has been understandably curious about public school, so we arranged for her to shadow a friend for a day during our winter break. We hear from children who transfer in about the differences they see here but hearing i