Tools for Navigating the 9 Year Change 9 year old change class 3 Sep 14, 2023

The changes at age 9 are very different from those at any other stage. We hope this blog post brings you tools to support your child during this time. Reminder, the 9 year change does not have a magical end date and the child can appear they have passed it until a situation brings them back into...

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The Gift of Wonder waldorf lifestyle May 16, 2023

“Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and if possible speak a few sensible words in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which is implanted in every soul.” ~Goethe

Wonder is a feeling...

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Painting, Finding Our Way and Form painting May 03, 2023

“SILENTLY AND WITHOUT A RUSH,I GENTLY STROKE WITH MY PAINT BRUSH 

THE PAINTED SHAPES AND FORM ARISE IN BEAUTIFUL COLORS, BEFORE MY EYES”

I can still recall the moment I picked up a paint brush and moved toward a wet painting paper. I had to follow the instruction of a...

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Easter Festival: The Celebration of New Life festivals Mar 29, 2023

“The festivals are nodal points of the year which unite us with the Spirit of the universe.”  ~Rudolf Steiner

There are not many things in this world that fill a Waldorf teacher's heart like the preparation of a festival. The planning of a festival is such a beautiful activity...

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Seeing High School Math In a New Ways! high school math Mar 14, 2023

Math is often seen as a skill that everyone must learn as part of a well rounded education, and this is true to a point.  However, if that was the sum total of what was taught in math, it could be a very dry and torturous experience indeed!  The real value of math in the 9th and 10th...

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Adventures in the Plant Kingdom class 5 Feb 28, 2023

The year of Class 5 brings many adventures within its curriculum, and while stories from Ancient Civilizations capture our imagination, the main lesson block often called ‘Botany’, immerses both students and their teachers and parents in experiences that are both lively and beautiful....

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Storytelling: The Lost Art storytelling Feb 22, 2023

Do you have a favorite story? Can you remember the vivid detail of that story? What story still moves you to tears or makes your belly ache from laughter? Who told you your story? What story do you tell? What is your story?

As a younger, new Waldorf teacher I was so intimidated by the fact that...

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The Letter Gestures of Eurythmy eurythmy Feb 14, 2023

When you think about eurythmy, your first thoughts probably go the eurythmy letter gestures. And you would be correct in thinking that! The letter gestures make up most of what we do. They have such an effect on the children… of every grade and age! They can calm or excite. They can paint...

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The Art of Receiving a Gift festivals Dec 12, 2022

Whether you homeschool or not, we are constantly teaching our children as we move through life
together. However, some skills require more practice and attention than others. As my son entered middle
school, I began to realize that, other than please and thank you, the art of good manners was...

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Gratitude festivals seasons waldorf lifestyle Nov 15, 2022

“The earth is firm beneath my feet,
The sun shines bright above,
And here I stand – so straight and strong,
All things to know and love.”

~Traditional Waldorf

Harvest season brings a sense of thankfulness to the forefront but living in gratitude throughout the year imbues life...

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Zoology: Man and Animal class 4 man and animal Oct 27, 2022

“What a piece of work is man!

How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form, in moving,
How express and admirable. In action how like an Angel. In apprehension how like a God!
The beauty of the world, the paragon of Animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?”...
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The More You Look, The More You See class 7 physics Oct 06, 2022

It has been a wonderful experience connecting with families after the summer break and meeting new ones. The familiar routine of creating the week's work is challenging yet comforting. The curriculum quickly begins to work its magic and draws you in like a magnet and you feel inspired by all the...

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