Great article about a study about the ages children learn to read and whether or not late readers showed any disadvantages later on: http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/research-finds-no-advantage-learning-read-age-five/5/33888 Thanks to Donna Brooks for forwarding this along. Comments on
This recent article has been passed around by a number of parents and teachers at our school. We’ve decided to share it here, so it can be easily passed along to the rest of our community as well as friends and family: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1940395-1,00
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!
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
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
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
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
“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
Inviting Da Vinci family and friends to "like" our early childhood teacher Donna Brooks' music Facebook page. By following her, you can find out where and when she is playing next. (Psst, she will be at Bliss Wine in Wauconda this Monday evening, 5:30-8:30!) ...
Growing up in the Andersen family, there was always music in the house. In her twenties and early thirties, Donna sang background vocals in the band The I-Lites, headed by her brother, Dave Andersen. From this she branched off and picked up the guitar to showcase her vocals more in the contemporary folk band Prairie Smoke. Donna Brooks still collaborates with siblings and friends along with taking the stage as a solo performer of music and storytelling.