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On The Web: Study on the Physical Health Risks of Television on Children

Susan Love has shared with us a message from Janni Nicol of the UK, who forwarded this study from the Early Years News in England: TV Time an Indicator of Future Health Problems In a world first study researchers have found that six-year-olds who spent the most time watching televisio
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May Faire

Title: May Faire Location: Water’s Edge Waldorf School, 150 W. Bonner Road, Wauconda, IL 60084 Description: Bring the whole family to Water’s Edge to celebrate spring! Maypole dancing, pony rides, crafts, puppet show, live music, delicious home-cooked food and more. Start Time:
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On The Web: “There’s a Fire on the Mountain”

As we talk about reforming our educational system, we need to make the arts an educational pillar as foundational as science and math.  Here is a great article by Mickey Hart, drummer for the Grateful Dead and board member of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, that discu
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Prairie Burn

Students were very excited on Tuesday, as the careful burning of the prairie grasses at the back of the schoolyard was performed. The burn extended beyond the end of the school day and many students remained with their parents afterward to watch the fires dwindle away. This practice i
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Preschool-Kindergarten Experience

Time is running out to sign up for the last Preschool-Kindergarten Experience for this school year! This is a great way to introduce friends to the Waldorf Experience. Bring children ages 2 to 5 to experience a Waldorf preschool classroom. Children and parents will start the morning t
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On The Web: “Why Preschool Shouldn’t Be Like School”

A new article in Slate Magazine talks about how teaching kids more at younger ages can backfire: http://www.slate.com/id/2288402/pagenum/all/
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Magical Musical Evening Approaches!!!

Have you heard about this year’s exciting Fundraiser Event? A Magical Musical Evening is on our calendar for Saturday, March 26th!  Here’s a taste of what you can expect: This year we are excited to present you with this exclusive opportunity to view the private home and a
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Talking About Waldorf Education

Parents!  Don’t forget that Wednesday, February 8th and 9th we have an opportunity for enrolled families to join us and learn more about what is unique about Waldorf education and how to better explain it to others.  Wednesday we begin at 8:45 am and Thursday begins at 9:00 am,
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Leo Klein To Visit Water’s Edge

Leo Klein, renowned Dutch artist and Waldorf educator will visit Water’s Edge the week of March 7-11.   As he did when he visited last year, Mr. Klein will mentor our teachers and offer his unique and rich experience with Waldorf education, art,  and Anthroposophy to our parent
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