Biographies May 11, 2021

After the 12 year change, the students' relationship to the world has once again encountered a metamorphosis, and subsequently, our teaching must change, too. The stories and mythologies from the younger years, which have seeped the children in a feeling for the great cultural epochs, is now...

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The Human and Animal World May 05, 2021

Have you had a child go through the 4th grade Human and Animal block and wonder to yourself, What the heck is a Head Animal? Or a Trunk Animal? Why teach 4th grade children about the animal kingdom in such an unusual way? Although it may seem odd at first, looking at the animal world in terms of...

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Festival Joys Apr 26, 2021

A very magical aspect of the school journey lives in the rhythm of the seasons through the year and the festival celebrations that connect us all to nature and our families and communities. Over time, these special celebrations bring to life and create small and large traditions, connections, and...

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Three Fold Walking Apr 17, 2021

Threefold walking is a basic eurythmy movement. It is super important to understand not just the “how to" but the “why” we do it. When we walk around in our daily lives, we are walking with purpose. We are trying to get from point A to point B.  Some of us...

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Sculpting and Modeling Mar 27, 2021

Sculpting and modeling forms out of dough, clay, plastelina, beeswax, and so on is one of the many beautiful and important aspects of our class journeys. While many items children create are lovely to look at, the beauty and the importance of this work lie really in the experience of the work...

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Study of Man Mar 21, 2021

This week, the eighth graders are wrapping up their anatomy main lesson studies. Why do we bring anatomy to this age group?

 Steiner says, in Study of Man, “If you want to study how the world reveals itself in the outer bodily forms of the world, you must study the arms and legs, hands...

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Foreign Languages in Waldorf Schools Mar 09, 2021

Right from the start of the first Waldorf school in 1919, Steiner advocated the teaching of two foreign languages from Grade One. Besides the pragmatic utility of speaking some foreign languages (even more in today’s world), Steiner had a whole range of other educational intentions in mind....

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Tapestry of Stories Feb 28, 2021

Each week in our classes is woven together on a tapestry of stories. The power of storytelling is so expansive, yet, the inspiration and the capacity for storytelling live in all of us. Children reap so much from the storytelling moments that expand their capacities for imagination and...

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Form Drawing Feb 12, 2021

Why do I love Form Drawing? It is a beautiful exercise that gives so much to the student. It develops handwriting skills, special awareness, coordination, relaxation and a sense of security…and, it’s FUN!

Form Drawing is like a sport, as you move from one side of the paper to the...

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Social Painting Jan 11, 2021

Artistic work, especially watercolor painting, has some miraculous curative properties. Spend some time truly lost in moving color around with your paintbrush, not caring about the outcome (that can be the tricky part!), and you will see what I mean.
Artistic work can also be curative in social...

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Painting With Children Dec 30, 2020

Painting with children in the classroom is one of the many aspects of classwork that fills the room with a sense of sacred work while paintbrushes dance gracefully across the wet paper guiding the colors into forms in space. As the color is experienced through the feeling life; in the process of...

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