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LifeWays Workshop " Life is the Curriculum" at WSB

LifeWays at Waldorf

LifeWays Workshops offer guidance and hands-on experience to give you the understanding and skills you need to transform living and working with young children. A great introduction to the LifeWays training begining in July 2016.

Therapeutic Eurythmy

Eurythmy

What is Therapeutic Eurythmy?

Therapeutic Eurythmy is a movement based on modified artistic eurythmy movements.  (See website listing below for more information regarding artistic eurythmy.)  It works on compromised body wellness to help restore harmonious balance, health and well-being.  In this way, it is used for many chronic situations, but may also be practiced preventatively.

Announcing WSB Lower School Nature Study Class

Nature Study

WSB is proud to announce that starting in autumn 2015 we will be offering our 1st through 5th grade students a Nature Study Class, once a week. Our Sustainability Coordinator, Michel Anderson, will be facilitating the course. Over the last year, Michel has been focusing on Sustainability & Nature-based Education in his graduate studies at Antioch University. Nature-based education is about grounding our understanding of the world and its complexities in the beauty of nature.

Visiting Days in the Children's Garden

Visiting Days in CG

July 22 & August 12 
10:00 - 11:00 am 

Camping and Canoeing on the Pocomok

WSB 6th Grade Trip

The sixth and seventh grades went on a camping trip to the Pocomoke River setting up base camp at Shad Landing.  On Wednesday, May 27th, after unpacking our tents, we canoed up Corkers Creek.  Corkers Creek is a small tributary that flows into the Pocomoke River.  It took us about half the canoe trip to actually get the paddling down so we moved effectively along.  On Thursday, May 28th, we got to canoe up the Pocomoke River to Nassawango Creek.

Wilderness Adventure for 8th Graders

WSB 8th Grade Trip

There is a good deal of hand-wringing these days about the sad condition of our nation’s children. “Flabby couch potatoes! Pale, pasty, computer-game addicts!” Yet I’m pleased to report that the Waldorf School eighth grade, to a student, demonstrated exceptional fitness, enthusiasm, and courage during their camping retreat at Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing in Virginia. Here are their perceptions of their experience:

 

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Children's Garden Tea June 7, 2015

 

The Children's Garden Faculty cordially invites Children’s Garden students and their families (grandparents too!) to Afternoon Tea on June 7, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. We will dance the Maypole together, have a special activity, and enjoy a yummy tea. View the Children's Garden Tea Invite.

Parent & Child Class August 4-19

Parent & Child Class

Parent & Child classes lay the building blocks for elementary school. Science and math are introduced as tools for the exploration of movement and the physical properties of the natural world through play. Reading is rooted in language acquisition and the development of a rich imagination. Writing begins with strengthening the small motor skills. The teacher gently guides the natural play and interaction of the class towards healthy acquisition of these important skills, while the children do the activities at their own pace and in their own style.

Analemma: A 6th Grade Collaboration

Analemma

Starting a year ago in September 2013, middle school Mathematics teacher, Kathy Breen with the help of Donald Bufano and his 6th grade class, began plotting an analemma outside on the school’s pad. The analemma is created by marking the position of the top of a pole’s shadow on the ground at noon standard time. This marking is done at approximately weekly intervals over the course of the year.

Seventh Graders Renaissance Drawings

Renaissance Paintings

WSB Seventh Graders learn to replicate the technique of the Masters' Studios of Florence using colored pencil. An important addition to Renaissance painting was the practice of using a grid system to transfer scale drawings. The grid, in the Renaissance, became an important element in the construction of art works which were meant to look natural and without distortion even though they were painted on curved ceilings of buildings. Later, in the sixteenth century, this grid system made both the illusion of extended architectural space and anamorphic paintings possible.