The Gift of Learning

The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship commissioned ITN to make this short film to look at some of the key features of a Steiner School including:

• how Steiner Schools nurture spiritual development in keeping with the cultural setting of the school and without being tied to a particular faith

• the emphasis on “doing” to complement academic learning

• how the absence of testing in the younger years nurtures enthusiasm for learning

• the importance of quietness and contemplation as part of the school day.

Grade 2 Valentines

This week Grade 2 has made Valentine cards for students in Grade 6. These classes were paired for the recent MLK celebration, and the older and younger children have enjoyed the connections they are forming. With many saint stories told in second grade, St. Valentine‘s Day is a wonderful celebration for this class. The cards are beautiful, and you can view more on second grade parent Rhonda Wildman’s blog, Joy Grows.

Socks

Grade Five is having a wonderful time making socks in Handwork class. Six socks have been completed so far, and many more are on their way!