Buddies Painting Owls – By Mrs. Sabatella

Every first grade class gets a buddy in the fifth grade class.  These buddies stay together until the fifth grade leaves the lower school after 8th grade. The current 4th grade and the 8th grade have spent their buddy time over the past four years together doing a variety of activities.  A few weeks ago we gathered together to sketch an assortment of owls.  Outside the rain fell in a steady...
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Painting Genesis – by Karen Crandall

Waldorf schools are nonsectarian. Values such as respect for self and others, universal to all religious and spiritual traditions, are upheld in the classrooms. Spiritual leaders of many cultures are studied through the history of world civilizations. The question of religion is left strictly to the family.  Here is one way we present the Old Testament as literature to our 3rd graders Painting...
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Seventh Grade handwork – by Ms. Bradley

The handwork curriculum for Grade 7 brings new opportunities for linking the work of making something with one’s hands and the reality of day-to-day living.  Many handwork classes in Grade 7 at Waldorf schools focus on making clothing using hand-sewing, a skill that has been lost in recent generations in many parts of today’s world.  Sewing by hand strengthens neural pathways related...
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Waldorf Saratoga Video

In case you missed it, here’s the video we showed at the 2014 Voyage of Discovery Breakfast earlier this week  
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First Grade French – by Mme Hrebenach

I feel that language is a vital means of communication between people, as well as a gateway to understanding and accepting particular cultures, as expressed through meaningful sound.  With each language we learn, we increase our social range, and our understanding of the world in which we live. In first grade French class, we will explore French language almost exclusively in the target...
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Thermal Physics – by Mr. Moise

We started our Thermal Physics block by practicing metric measurements in the context of a science lab. In the next three weeks we will define the concepts of temperature, thermal expansion and specific heat through experiments, discussions, and mathematical calculations. The students will continue this block by discovering and learning the meaning of some complex concepts from classical...
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