The art and science of imagination

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

Welcome Back Water’s Edge!

Welcome back to all of our students, faculty, and staff.  And to all the new families that have joined us this year – welcome to our school and our community. Older students from Kathy Matlin’s class wait to welcome this year’s first grade students in the yearly Rose

Picture of The Week: Call for Summer Pictures

Do you have great pictures you’d like to share from your summer break adventures?  Please send them our way and they may be featured on our Picture of The Week section!  Feel free to include a caption or small story to share details about the image.

Congratulations to our 2009 Graduates!

(click to view larger) Please join all of us at Water’s Edge Waldorf School in congratulating our newest graduates.  8th-graders Nikala Purcell and Tessa Wallis-Deering received their diplomas today in a beautiful and emotional ceremony. (Photos by Amy Howard)

Picture of The Week: Sunflower Garden Graduates

(click on image to view larger) Today the Sunflower Garden Early Childhood class celebrated the students who will be going to the First Grade in the fall.  Each child holds a puppet that they sewed for the puppet show they performed for their classmates and parents as part of the fest

Picture of The Week: Student Work

Below are images of just a few of the wonderful pieces the 2nd & 3rd graders have done of different “dwellings”.  The detail that some of the children went into with their work was terrific!  As always, click on the image to view it in a larger version.

Happy Memorial Day from Water’s Edge School

(click image to view larger) Here is a collage of moments from our float in the Wauconda Memorial Day Parade this morning.  Parents, students, and faculty pooled together to decorate the float, get everything set up and hand out flyers along the parade route.  Many thanks to Kristen D

Picture of The Week: May Faire

(click image to view larger) Early Childhood Teacher Donna Brooks and Teacher’s Assistant Nicole Griffith perform the May Faire puppet show in the Sunflower Garden classroom. The beautiful story was featured twice during the event and was enjoyed by both children and parents ali

Weekend Update: May Faire Picture

(click to view larger) May Faire 2009 – Onlookers watch as the 4th & 5th grade students weave an intricate pattern with ribbons of the May Pole as they dance to music performed by the older students.  This was just one of the many fun events at the Water’s Edge School

Picture of The Week: May Faire Poster 2009

(click on image to view larger) Rumor has it that these will be available in poster and flyer version by tomorrow morning!  Please pick up some to share with local businesses, libraries, etc.  You may also contact Amy Howard (amy@rayndragon.com) for a PDF version if you would like to