Inside and Outside Our Classrooms

A Curriculum Update Twice a year our teachers share a brief summary of what’s been happening inside their classrooms. As you read through these curriculum updates, you can sense how a Waldorf education actively engages the body, mind, and will, allowing the students to grow and unfold their inner capabilities. Nursery By Caroline Mercier We are now in the thick of our rain and mud season.  However, the children come well prepared, covered from head to toe in their waterproof gear. There are puddles to splash in; mud-cakes, muffins, and stews to make; holes to be dug; hills to climb; horses to care for; wagons to pull; and buckets of water and mud to be carted here, there, and everywhere! This week, we left buckets and wheelbarrows under the dripping roof to catch the rain drops in the morning, and it is was such fun to come back after lunch to see how full they got. Every morning, we share a sunflower seed and apple snack at our picnic table, and every day the chickadees gather up above, waiting for us to finish. When we are done and sometimes before we are done, these sweet little birds come and pick up the seeds that have dropped, while we quietly watch. But one day, something very special happened… After many patient days of trying, one little bird was brave enough to eat out of our hands. What a joyful surprise that was. Our nature walks are getting longer as the children grow and their stamina increases. One of our latest walks took us through the “magic forest” to the babbling...

Epic Performance

Fifth-graders work on final touches for their performance of The Mahabharata, Thursday, March 29, 2012. The students will give two performances, with the second on Friday, March 30th at 630 p.m. The ancient Indian play features personal plots, conflicts and...

Queen of Her Times

The sixth grade gave their second of two performances of “Her Three Kings”, a play about Eleanor of Aquitaine, on Thursday, March 8, 2012 . The students gave a great performance for parents, teachers, and friends alike. Sixth-grade teacher Anna Scalera told the audience that in Waldorf schools, history is often taught through the study of biographies. Classes study the lives of individuals who have helped advance civilization and culture and Eleanor of Aquitaine was certainly such a...

Quest for the Ice Dragon

Second graders gave an animated poem recital of “Quest for the Ice Dragon” written by grandparent Beth Crowe. The kids had a lot of fun acting out the different lines in costume for family and friends. Mrs. Crowe also worked with the students to create a felted mural based on the students’ detailed illustrations of the...

Break a Leg – The Eighth Grade Play

The eighth grade class gave their fourth and final performance of “The Servant of Two Masters” on Friday, January 27, 2012. Their teacher, Sabrina Babcock, has been with the class since first grade.  She and the class received an appreciative final applause for a well-received performance....

Servant of Two Masters

The eighth-grade class performs the comedy “Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni this Thursday at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., and on Friday at 10 a.m. and at 7 p.m. The students have worked on the play for most of January.