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5 Great Books to Add Diversity to Your Young Child’s Bookshelf

We live in a world rich in people from across religions, races, cultures, and family structures. And at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm, we strive to reflect a tapestry of experiences back to our students and our community. Representation matters. Studies from many...

Early Literacy Learning in Waldorf Education

How Reading, Writing, Literature, and Language are Taught in a Waldorf Education By Dianne McGaunn and Kat Marsh The Waldorf approach to literacy is unique in two very important ways. First, Waldorf education builds a foundation for literacy learning through attention...

Inside the Classroom: Language Arts Block in 3rd Grade

Take a look at what the Third Grade Language Arts Main Lesson Block* looks like. By Branigan Reed, Third Grade Teacher Learning Goals Students will: Understand and distinguish between the four types of sentences (command, statement, question, exclamation) and the...

A Window into the Eighth Grade Language Arts Curriculum

A language arts curriculum generally focuses on words—reading words, writing words, speaking words and listening to words. Words are powerful, mystical, and musical. They evoke strong feelings and can paint beautiful pictures. Rudolf Steiner says that “our task is to...

The Importance of Waldorf Education for Middle School

Most adults would describe the middle school years as awkward and confusing, but also liberating and exciting. We base this description on our own experience and on observation of middle school students over the decades. Middle school students begin to face themselves...