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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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The Best School: a student’s perspective

WBEZ radio in Chicago wondered what a “high quality education” means to students themselves. They asked asked students to: Imagine the best school in the world. Describe what it would be like. How does that compare with the school you go to or went to? Da Vinci Waldorf (formerly Water’s Edge Waldorf) alum Olivia Love-Hatlestad […]

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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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Preschool-Kindergarten Experience

Time is running out to sign up for the last Preschool-Kindergarten Experience for this school year! This is a great way to introduce friends to the Waldorf Experience. Bring children ages 2 to 5 to experience a Waldorf preschool classroom. Children and parents will start the morning together with bread making. Children will then engage […]

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On The Web: Research Finds No Advantage In Learning To Read From Age Five

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 the article are welcome!

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"Art in the Waldorf School: Meeting the Developing Child" with Leo Klein

Saturday Parent Morning with Leo Klein “Art in the Waldorf School:  Meeting the Developing Child.”  9:00 to 11:00 a.m.   All parents should plan to attend.  Limited childcare will be offered for a fee by some of our older students and graduates, but we encourage you to make your own childcare arrangements if you can. If […]

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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=17494.02.1256047008.102874

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New Water's Edge School Fundraiser

Parents, check your school mailboxes for your information on this terrific fundraiser! ““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““ Water’s Edge is starting a new fundraising drive.  We are excited to offer Equal Exchange: organic, fairly traded coffees, teas, chocolates, and healthy snacks!   Help us raise money to support our school programs. Our school earns 40% of each Equal Exchange sale! […]

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Michaelmas

This year’s Michaelmas celebration is this Saturday, September 26th, 2009.  Festivities are open to the public and will run from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  For those who are new to Michaelmas, here is an article prepared by Early Childhood teacher, Donna Brooks: Michaelmas is the feast of St. Michael. St. Michael is known as […]

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Helping Hands Day, 9/19/09

Just a reminder for all our parents – Helping Hands Day is this Saturday. Child Care will be provided for those who need it.(please bring a water bottle and snack for your child)   Work is scheduled to run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will be some general cleanup of the yard and garden in […]

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