Spring in the Heart May 18, 2022

As spring arrives in any hemisphere it is always received with great hope and anticipation. One might ask where this hope springs from? Where do these forces arise? The clue is in the growing light, the Sun. The answer would be from the realm of the heart - our inner sun. As class 7 embarks on...

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Rain gear for April showers Apr 16, 2022
SPRING IS HERE! As flowers, ladybugs and birds emerge.... The rain has also increased!

In order to stay dry and enjoy being outdoors, here are some tips to look for in your rain gear.
1. Water PROOF (not water resistant). It often will say this on the tag.
2. How does the rain gear fit? You want...
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A Sharing on the Life of Rudolf Steiner Feb 28, 2022

Dear Seasons of Seven Community. We always have a chance at the end of February to remember Rudolf Steiner and the legacy he has left for the world. Let us remember him with love and gratitude for all that he was able to share with us.

A Sharing on the Life of Rudolf Steiner 161 years ago in the...

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Why should we study Steiner? Jan 29, 2022

Why should we study Steiner? Doesn’t the curriculum or the teacher give me all I need? This is often the question I get when I talk to parents about reading Steiner.  

Steiner can be...thick...dense...INTENSE and few people really enjoy reading his work at first. It takes time to...

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The Seasonal Dance Jan 22, 2022

Mary had a little lamb, 

Which grew to be a sheep: 

The wool upon its back became 

Too thick and warm to keep. 

Then Mary’s sheep did with the rest 

Down to the brookside go, 

And soon again it well could boast 

“A fleece as white as snow.”...

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Science in Waldorf Jan 12, 2022

Waldorf pedagogy revolves around the idea of uplifting the nature of human beings through every aspect of life including education. This is based on the understanding that humans can be characterized by their layers of existence. Every layer of one's existence: physical, etheric, astral and ego...

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Celebrating Festivals With the Young Child Dec 14, 2021

Celebrating festivals in a Waldorf School is one of the many things that makes Waldorf Education different that other educational pedagogies. You might walk into a Waldorf School and see eight graders taming dragons and kindergartners baking dragon bread in preparation for Michaelmas. You might...

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Slow December, breathing out. Dec 14, 2021

All month long all over the internet I've been seeing blog posts and Instagram posts about slowing down for December. Slow Advent. Slow Christmas. Almost as if on cue. Most are saying the same thing. Some are selling a product and some are just selling kindness. 

 

I just have one...

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Integrating movement Nov 08, 2021

Integrating movement into lessons is a key feature in Waldorf inspired learning. If possible, intentional movement should be incorporated into every lesson, or at least into every day! In early childhood, the youngster is still learning to be here on earth in their physical body. Therefore all of...

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The Plant: Soul of the Earth Oct 28, 2021

Did you know that the fifth grade Botany Block isn’t actually about plants? True, we talk about algae, moss, and ferns, but the heart of this block is about deepening the sense of what it means to be human. As the Human and Animal Block developed the fourth grader’s understanding of...

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Teaching Revolutions in the Ninth Grade Oct 18, 2021

The main lesson, Revolutions, is taught to young people in the eighth grade in Waldorf schools, and then again in the ninth grade. In the eighth grade, the American and French revolutions are often the focus of the course followed by the Industrial Revolution. This introduction to...

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Michaelmas Blessings Sep 28, 2021

So once again the green earth sings 

And forthwith gladness each flower springs

Renewal of the heart it brings

This time of Michael

 

With plant and beast we too shall rise

Each days bright road before us lies

Well face the challenge of the skies

As knights of Michael 

 

Gods...

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