The art and science of imagination

Vote for Water’s Edge School!

Water’s Edge School has been entered in the America’s Favorite Schools Contest sponsored by Care2.com and GreatSchools.net!  Please go add  your vote now and help us try to win $20,000 for the school: http://www.care2.com/schoolcontest/1706718?refer=17494.02.1256047008.102

Link of The Week

Water’s Edge parent, Claudia M. Lenart has written another wonderful article!  Here is the link to it: http://nutrition.suite101.com/article.cfm/best_brain_foods_for_children Feel free to share your comments too!

Link of The Week

An article on Slow Parenting that I think will sound very familiar to many of our Waldorf families… http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfmoms/detail?entry_id=36995 Please share your thoughts!

On The Web: Understanding How Waldorf Education is Unique

This week’s online tidbit comes from our own Claudia Lenart.  In case you didn’t catch it then, here is a link to an article she wrote last fall: http://primary-school-curriculum.suite101.com/article.cfm/understanding_how_waldorf_schools_are_unique Please feel free to leav

On The Web: “The Miracle Worker”

This just in from Susan Love, a timely bit of news for our weekly web link! The Daily Herald reported on the school play, “The Miracle Worker”: http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=296588 They also include three great pictures: http://www.dailyherald.com/story/image/?id=29

On The Web: Box Tops Marketplace

Did You Know? Did you know that Water’s Edge School gets money from Box Tops 4 Education in more than one way?  As always, your box tops can be placed in the jar marked for them in the lobby (currently by the parent mailboxes), but you can also earn more for the school by signin

New to the WES Weblog – Commenting now available on all future posts!

Several people have asked to have commenting open on all posts. Previously we were limiting comments to only a few types of posts, but after bringing these requests to the faculty, they have agreed that commenting can be available on all our future posts! Thank you,  Faculty!! A few g

On The Web: Where Do The Children Play?

This week’s link is to Michigan Television’s site for their documentary, “Where Do The Children Play?”. This PBS documentary examines the importance of unstructured outdoor play and the growing concern that more and more children are growing up without it.  Wat

On The Web: Kindergarten Cram (NY Times)

Thank you to Claudia for finding this week’s link to a NY Times article about homework cramming at Kindergarten. It mentions a study of New York and Los Angeles kindergartens spending 2-3 hours per day on math/reading instruction and testing. How different our Waldorf kindergart

On The Web: Just one of Nature’s Benefits for the Brain

“Nature … is surprisingly beneficial for the brain,” says a recent article at boston.com, the on-line site for The Boston Globe. The article focuses on the effects that urban life can have on the brain, and says that time spent in nature can have a restorative effect