Category Archives: In The Classroom
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.
Dear Families, Miss Nicole and I are continuing the marionette puppet show of “Queen Bee” we shared at the May Faire. If you missed it that day, know that your child will have several opportunities to receive this story. I know some were unable to enter once the story was begun at the faire, and [...]
Dear Families, We celebrated another student’s sixth birthday on Thursday. Such celebration. We now have six six year- olds in our classroom! These six year-olds are working on their puppets for our story we’ll share at the Kindergarten Ceremony of June 3. They are focused on this work and then love to fly away and play! In [...]
The 2nd and 3rd grade have been experiencing busy, creative days. We have just wrapped up our shelter block, and the students have created together two class projects, an igluviak house of snow, and an Earth Lodge. Their independent shelter projects are due after returning from Memorial Day. Each child will choose to build one [...]
(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 May Faire today.
Dear Sunflower Garden Families, I’ve concluded the telling of Three Billy Goats Gruff. We enjoyed telling it sitting in a circle on the floor and moving the goats around our circle until each reached the hillside. We also told it outside in the Memorial Garden, where children acted out the story. They put up a [...]
The garlic we planted way back in early autumn broke through the ground a number of weeks ago and the shoots now stand tall and mighty like a husky Norse cousin of the spring onion. Each time I walk past them I am reminded of how quickly time passes. I am also surprised at how [...]
In the fifth grade, Waldorf students learn that the Olympics were an expression of that golden age when the ideal of the human form, in physical beauty and inner grace, comes together to create something heroic within the individual and blesses all those who are fortunate to witness the event. As the stories brought by [...]
Dear Sunflower Garden Families, We returned from spring break to a more colorful classroom. Lady Spring has appeared on our nature table along with spring colors, flowers, and animals. What about those three eggs in the nest? What surprises of spring await us? In circle we are singing songs of this season and reciting verses [...]