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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Midsummer/St. John’s Tide! Jun 17, 2021

Midsummer/St. John’s Tide!

As summer reaches her warming rays towards us in the Northern Hemisphere, we reach another turning point, a point where we reach out into the world to our fullest, embracing all that nature and summer has to offer. Many people celebrate this festival by enjoying...

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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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