Proud Craftsmen

Back in January, the 7th and 8th grades took a field trip to Jo Ann’s Fabric and picked out material for their next project. Now it is May and look what the material has turned into! Kevin and Aidan agree that the collars were the hardest part (“lots of steps”), the buttons were the easiest, and the sewing machine’s buttonhole attachment was fun to use (“it practically did it itself”). It’s wonderful seeing adolescent boys proud of something they’ve made with their own hands.  And it’s another example of why Middle School at Cape Ann Waldorf School is a great place to...

Mayfair 2013

It was a glorious day — the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and the students of Cape Ann Waldorf School were ready for the annual Mayfair.  All week long, you could hear humming and whistling in the hallways; the songs are certainly infectious.  At 1pm, students walked down to the Lower Field to begin their procession. Mr. Macdonald leading the second grade. Mrs. Babcock and the first grade. Mrs. Nevin and Mr. Yoors with the third grade. and the rest of the grades The traditional Maypole dance The less traditional Maypole “spider web”! Watch below for how the web was unwoven. Look how well the 4th and 5th graders work together!   The third grade dancing to “The Shepherd’s Hey.” Hoping to be picked by the hen as the “May King” Friends  ...

June 1 Dyeing Workshop

Above — naturally dyed yarns outside the school today We will be holding another natural dyeing workshop on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Please RSVP to heather@collispuro.net. Hosts are Kate Hill, Parent-Child teacher and Heather Collis Puro, Handwork teacher. This is an adult-only event. We will be dyeing silk and wool, and sharing in the beautiful experience of the colors that come from natural plant materials. No experience...

8th Grade Projects

Every year, the 8th graders undertake a project that speaks to their passions.  They find a mentor and learn everything they can about their chosen topic.  This year’s projects were impressive in their variety. At the conclusion of their projects, the students give a talk and then stand by their poster board and answer questions. For great photos of the students in action, please take a look at the April 29 newsletter. Here are some photos from the project presentations....