The Simpsons Love Waldorf?!?

The Simpsons gave a well-crafted, comic shout out to Waldorf Education during their Season 26 finale for 2015 — “Mathlete’s Feat”, which aired May 17, 2015. Waldorf-centric Plot Summary: After a scathing math competition defeat, tech bigwigs take pity on Springfield Elementary and outfit the school with all the latest technology. But Principal Skinner’s ineptitude leads to a server farm...
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Winter in the Forest

Now that spring is, well, “springing” I spoke to Carly Lynn, one of the lead teachers of the Forest Kindergarten about what it’s like to teach students outside everyday in the winter in upstate New York. It’s been really cold this winter. Do you all still go outside? There has never been a day we have not gone outside. Of course, if it was dangerous to the children we...
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Blue – by Mary Roberts

      The Waldorf curriculum leads the students on a journey through the feeling life of color. Winter is a wonderful time to explore the color blue. We paint the frosty ice blue of snowy fields and icicles, the cold aquamarine of the sea, the quiet indigo expanse of the nighttime sky , and the moonlight on a frozen pond. Each color journey cultivates the child’s connection with...
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Calculus – by Mrs. Lovenduski

[Ed. Note – the links are provided by me to help those who haven’t taken Mrs. Lovenduski’s class!] In Calculus, we start by hearing out and thinking upon Zeno’s Paradoxes.  Inherent within his paradoxes is the questions ” Is motion possible?  and, if so, how?”  In working with these questions we also wrestle with; how does one gauge or calculate out motion and...
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Jump Rope Success – by Mrs. Crandall

The Human Spirit in Education One of the tasks of the class teacher in the Waldorf School is to have an unshakable belief in a human being’s capacity to learn and transform him/herself. As we practice believing this, we learn to see the amazing leaps students take in their development. After a few years of experience comes the more challenging practice for the class teacher: to be vigilant of...
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4th Grade Woodworking – By Mr. Litts

As an energetic lad within these very walls, my rambunctious nature was instantly quelled when it came time for handwork, especially woodworking. My love for traditional methods of crafting has grown over the years, and I’m fortunate to be able to bring my experiences to our children. Rather than presenting a more common “shop class” type of curriculum, we’ll focus on...
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