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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Sleep Sep 27, 2021

One of the unique features of Waldorf education is introducing a subject on one day and revisiting the subject the next day. Or, working with a topic for a period of time and then taking a break and revisiting the subject. In Waldorf parlance this is called putting the subject to...

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Begin Your Day with Joyful Heart Sep 21, 2021

This school year, on our Class 2 journey, the days will be filled with lively images of fables and stories of heroes and saints woven together with explorations in nature, free play, as well as the work of developing reading and math skills and laying foundations for capacities that will in a few...

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Movement Sep 17, 2021

What a most wonderful way to start our day. A day filled with strong rhythm and routine brings focus ,calm and trust to children. There is a feeling of safety and boundary within the children. One of the  aspects of Waldorf education I have warmed to most is Circle time ,or Movement time. It...

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The Beauty of the Bridge Sep 06, 2021

I recently had the pleasure of working with colleagues on the theme of “Bridge Building” as task of a teacher / parent. We came across the story of the Peruvian Incas that still keep an ancient tradition alive in the building and raising of grass bridges across great ravines in the...

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From Stories to History Aug 30, 2021

The Waldorf curriculum is based on the child’s development. It aims to support and enrich each childhood developmental phase. Understanding these phases are a prerequisite to provide meaningful support to the child on their journey to adulthood, by providing them with the right learning at...

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Rhythm Aug 21, 2021

 

As we approach the new school year, my email is often filled with questions about rhythm. Some families are homeschooling fully on their own, others are working with us in Seasons of Seven and still others have their children in a brick and mortar setting. No matter how you are schooling,...

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Copper Rods in Eurythmy Jul 31, 2021

I love the copper rods! They are an extremely useful tool for eurythmy. With the copper rods, we are able to encourage motor skills, posture, agility, and dexterity for each stage of development of the child. It allows us to come into our bodies in a healthy way, while also assisting with...

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Class 3 Building and Farming Jul 05, 2021

Class 3 Building and Farming:

The class 3 child is most beautiful enigma. The will grows strong within them and they find themselves grounded in the world. There is a quiet strength and a questioning that arises from within the child. They are in awe of the world around them...

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