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Monday, May 19, 2008

Wood Shop

This week we made walking blocks out of redwood and rope. The kids sanded the blocks and waxed them. Then they cut the rope, threaded it through the holes, and tied double knots.
They get such a kick out of clomping around on these things, and I get a kick out of seeing them feel so proud of their work.

The importance of hand work is a hallmark of Waldorf Education. Dexterous hands make productive and artistic humans. Learning a craft such as wood working can open up creative possibilities of all kinds.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

May Faire 08

The May Faire is my most beloved Waldorf festival of the year. It is like stepping back in time for a day. Families gather around the May Pole to watch each class perform a song and dance. It is a living Norman Rockwell painting! The pure innocence and beauty of it all makes me weep every time.

Crowns of Knitted Yarn and Flowers

May Fairy

Hair braiding, Fishing, Panning for Treasures, and Face Painting at May Faire

Watching the children enjoy traditional faire activities reminds me how it is the simple things that they love and need most. This is what memories are made of.