Fall 2014 In September we welcomed first graders with the Rose Ceremony. They were sent off with a story of strength and adventure to begin their grade school journey. The community gathered to ring in the season of Michaelmas and embrace the courage needed to bring down our dragons.
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 t
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
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 mak
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
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 feas
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 a
Welcome back to all of our students, faculty, and staff. And to all the new families that have joined us this year – welcome to our school and our community. Older students from Kathy Matlin’s class wait to welcome this year’s first grade students in the yearly Rose
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!
Exerpt: "The research is clear. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, recess plays a vital role in child development, benefitting children emotionally, socially, physically, and academically." ...
Instead of treating recess as an important, in fact crucial, part of a student's day, some schools still act as if recess is a privilege bestowed on well-behaved, compliant students. They use recess as a bargaining tool and withhold it as a form of punishment.