The art and science of imagination

Christmas Pageant 12/21/2016

We had our annual Christmas pageant on Wednesday, and it was a beautiful and special experience. Throughout the seasons there are festivals of many kinds that are traditionally taken up in Waldorf schools. During this darkest time of year, people of all faiths ceremoniously lean into

Advent Garden 12/12/2016

Advent Garden  Advent Garden, a special experience for early childhood through third grade students, was held Monday, December 12th. Advent, a time of waiting and becoming, is perhaps the favorite and most precious time of year for children. There is much warmth, anticipation, and lov

In the Classroom 12/9/2016

First Snow Students enjoyed playing in our very first snow of the year! Early childhood students built a snowman (and one of them was caught sampling the snowman’s nose!) Grades children enjoyed a massive snowball fight. Waldorf children enjoy outdoor play in all seasons, and lo

In the Classroom 12/2/2016

Early Childhood: Fine Motor Skills An early childhood class works on fine motor activities by cutting little squares of felt and sewing them onto a strand. The activity also offers a lovely experience of touch and color. This is a craft for the holidays! 1st & 2nd Grades: Advent F

In the Classroom 11/25/2016

Wonder Garden Sprouting and tending seeds in the Wonder Garden classroom. Early Childhood Our kindergarten classrooms enjoy a cup of warm tea to begin the day as we use our hands to warm beeswax to model into treasures. This week the kindergarten classrooms modeled beeswax into food t

In the Classroom 11/18/2016

Wonder Garden Feeding the chickens on their morning walk. Early Childhood Stepping over stepping stones that are varied in height, material, and width. This allows for strengthening balance, coordination, and executive planning! 1st Grade: Thanksgiving Celebration First Grade celebrat

In the Classroom 11/11/2016

Recess Fun A spontaneous mixed-age game of jumping from stump to stump around the fire ring during recess! Wonder Garden Wonder Garden children finishing up their lanterns for the upcoming lantern walk. Apple Blossom Garden Shown here, the little ones are finger knitting the string ha

In the Classroom 11/6/2016

El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) As part of our Spanish program we celebrated the Day of the Dead this week in traditional Mexican style, with tamales, Pan de Muertos (bread of the dead), Alfeñiques (sugar skulls), and of course the Ofrenda, the altar where loved ones who h

In the Classroom 10/29/2016

  Early Childhood Moment Peeling a quail egg helps develop dexterity and certainty in the hands. 1st Grade: Woodland Story First grade chalkboard drawing from a woodland story. Observation of nature and seasons, along with the magical stories of the tiny creatures are the beginni

4th Grade Trip to Camp Edwards, 10/24-10/26

4th Grade: Camp Edwards The fourth grade went to Camp Edwards this past week. They had an amazing experience learning about different animals of the Midwest and participating in activities such as canoeing, shelter building and learning about Native American life. They were joined by