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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Dec. 6, 2013 We welcome you here to take a glimpse into the school day and the curriculum, and we wish you a wonderful holiday season. – The DVWS Faculty Early Childhood As the natural world has transitioned into a winter mood, so has our seasonal nature table. The root children are tucked in sleeping […]
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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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 […]
Dear Parents, If you were to look through the window of your child’s classroom, you would see students learning many subjects in a variety of ways. We’re inviting you to share in the experience through the photographs and words below. Together the teachers and students are breaking new ground, making connections and discovering the […]
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 notion very prevalent in the U.S. that we need to […]
NBC News visited the Waldorf School of the Peninsula recently, to film a segment The Waldorf Way: Silicon Valley school eschews technology. The California Waldorf school has been getting plenty of press since the publication of an article in the New York Times last month. The press has brought out the debate over whether high […]
Saturday December 3rd, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. You’re invited to an afternoon of shopping and merriment, just in time for the holidays! There will be a large variety of hand-crafted, fine artisan creations and gently used books for sale. While you shop, the little ones will enjoy the supervised Children’s Wonderland and a variety […]
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!
Title: May Faire Location: Water’s Edge Waldorf School, 150 W. Bonner Road, Wauconda, IL 60084 Description: Bring the whole family to Water’s Edge to celebrate spring! Maypole dancing, pony rides, crafts, puppet show, live music, delicious home-cooked food and more. Start Time: 1:00 p.m. Date: 2011-05-14 End Time: 6:00 p.m.