Category Archives: 8th Grade

In the classroom 2-3-14

Early Childhood     The circle time in early childhood is a winter movement adventure (see photos above) 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 from fine motor activities to gross […]

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In The Classroom 11-13-13

Dear Parents, This time of year brings an opportunity for deepening in learning. Routine and rhythm have been established in the classrooms creating a calm and order that can allow class work to flourish.  A new level of interest is active both in students and teachers. We can see this in the activity of small […]

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8th Grade Vision Quest 2013

  In some Native American cultures, a rite-of-passage event, called a Vision Quest, was used for an adolescent to seek purpose and meaning in his life. An individual was sent out alone, in nature, with only the bare essentials to survive. His time was spent in prayer and meditation, reflecting on his life and the […]

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In The Classroom 10-28-13

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 truth of numbers […]

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Welcome Back Water’s Edge Families!

We’d like to wish a warm welcome to all our new and returning students as they begin the school year today!  Here is a photo of first grade students waiting to receive roses from the eighth grade students during this morning’s Rose Ceremony: Let’s all have a safe and happy school year!

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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 Ceremony. Elizabeth English (on the right) performs […]

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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)

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Upcoming Events

The following events are coming up at Water’s Edge School: May 30, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. 5th-8th grade class play, The Miracle Worker, Matthews Middle School, Island Lake Monday, June 1, Fees due Thursday, June 4, 7 p.m., Where Do the Children Play Screening at Water’s Edge. Please RSVP to 847-526-1372. Friday, June 5, Last Day of […]

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