Our weekly hike last week took us to the mountaintop! We played on, slid down, jumped off of, dug into, and built upon a big snow mountain we found on our hike. It was arduous play. I wonder how well the kids sleep on Tuesday nights after all our time outside full of fresh air and ex
In story time, we have been gifted with a puppet show by Miss Sarah. It is a story of an evergreen tree in the woods that gives shelter and food to animals who come to it in need. Will it remain beautiful enough to be chosen as the Christmas tree by the queen? As I listen to Mi
Dear Parents, Below is a peek into last week’s goings-on in the school. There are so many things to say, but here are just a few to share. It is a joy to greet and teach your children each day! From the DVWS Faculty 1st Grade Block: Qualities of Number. Students are discovering the t
When is a Child Ready to Start Grade School? By Kristine Fiskum, on behalf of the DVWS faculty To answer this question we must look at a child’s natural, chronological development. Much like a pregnancy, each and every child goes through stages, and at certain points new processes occ
High Quality Preschools Should Be Grounded in Play It’s a question asked by parents of three year olds about this time every year. They’ve been told that it’s time for their child to begin preschool. Maybe they have even been counting the days. There’s a notio
Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set Still more evidence from the scientific community that the wisdom of Waldorf is right on target. When engaged in what looks like child’s play, preschoolers are actually behaving like scientists, according to a new report in the journal Scie
As SAT verbal scores continue to drop, researchers are saying that the drop in literacy is connected to the test-centered curriculum. “In the decades before the Great Verbal Decline, a content-rich elementary school experience evolved into a content-light, skills-based, test-centered
Dear Sunflower Garden Families, Thank you for your kind words, hugs, and positive expressions of what our school year together has meant for your child and family. Your gratitude is such a gift for me as is the love I feel from your children. That is my greatest reward for this work I
Dear Families, Thank you all for your support this school year. Our kindergarten children have crossed the bridge and are excited about their adventures into first grade for next year. The children staying in our garden are also very full of love and joy right not. I’ve been hug
In what has seemed like a snapshot in time, the first grade year has come to an end. We are finalizing our play, ” The Nixie in the Mill Pond.” The children are so excited about their upcoming performance! We have reflected on the full year, and to hear all the enjoyable m
Girls' Night Out, Friday, February 5th!
You deserve a night off! We'll be meeting at Alley 59 in Barrington for drinks, food, conversation and fun. Drinks will be served by the establishment, but we can bring our own food—please plan on bringing one of your favorites to share! 7:00 p.m. 'til...