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In the Da Vinci Waldorf classroom: End of a great year!

Summer is drawing us outside into its splendor. The last weeks of school have been filled with many adventures and final curriculum blocks. The May Faire was a wonderful celebration of community life and the glory of color, song, and dance. The year culminated with a kindergarten ceremony sending our young ones out of the […]

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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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Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set

Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set  Still more evidence from the scientific community  that the wisdom of Waldorf is right on target. When engaged in what looks like child’s play, preschoolers are actually behaving like scientists, according to a new report in the journal Science: forming hypotheses, running experiments, calculating probabilities and deciphering causal relationships […]

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Not Only is it OK to Play, it’s a Necessity of Childhood

From Waldorf Today: Children’s play is threatened, say experts who advise that kids – from toddlers to tweens – should be relearning how to play. Roughhousing and fantasy feed development. Scientists disagree about what sort of play is most important, government is loath to regulate the type of toys and technology that increasingly shape the […]

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On The Web: Playing to Learn

Thanks to Susan Love for sharing this find with our blog community: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/02/opinion/02engel.html?emc=eta1

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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!

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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=296588&image=150961&prev=neg

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Where Do The Children Play?

You are invited to view a PBS documentary that examines the imortance of unstructured outdoor play and the growing concern that more and more children are growing up without it.  Why is this so important?  Join us and find out.  Discussion will follow the film.  There is no cost for this event.  Seating is limited.  […]

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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.  Water’s Edge School has done two free screenings of this documentary, in cooperation with the […]

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Quote of The Week

Play is like a reservoir full of water. The deeper the reservoir, the more can be stored in it, and used during times of drought. Tina Bruce, professor, London Metropolitan University

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