The art and science of imagination

On The Web: Tech gets a time-out

Our thanks to Donna Brooks for forwarding this article along: http://www.sanfranmag.com/story/tech-gets-a-time-out As always, please feel free to share comments!

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

Brilliant Parenting Discussion Group

The Brilliant Parenting Discussion Group will meet at Water’s Edge Waldorf School, 150 W. Bonner Road at 7:00 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month to discuss a variety of topics of interest to parents who take a mindful approach to the choices they make in raising their children. T

Day in The Life of a Waldorf School **CANCELLED**

Please be aware that tonight’s event, “Day in the Life of a Waldorf School,” has been cancelled. A new date has been scheduled for February 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please pass this information along to anyone who might h

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

Article: “The Growing Backlash Against Overparenting”

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

“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 mak

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=17494.02.1256047008.102

New Water’s Edge School Fundraiser

Parents, check your school mailboxes for your information on this terrific fundraiser! ““““““““““““““““““““““““““““&#

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 feas