Are We on the Right Road?

Reflections on the Waldorf Alumni Panel By Peter Lawton, Class Teacher “The alumni panel is not so much an advertisement for Waldorf education as an opportunity for self-reflection, an opportunity to compare our ultimate hopes and dreams for ourselves and …

Greetings from Waldorf Teacher Training!

By Peter Lawton, Fifth Grade Teacher   Greetings from Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento, CA! I’m here doing my summer training, or what we Waldorf teachers affectionately call “Waldorf summer camp.” I’m sitting at a picnic table nestled under an …

Seventh Grade Science: Health and Pysiology

By: Sarina Yospin At school this week, we have been delving deep into the world of the digestive system – to the gallbladder, and beyond!  Every day has been chock-full of fascinating questions from the students, so I’m learning lots, too. …

6th Grade Modern Day Knights

Sixth graders at City of Lakes Waldorf School study the customs and traditions surrounding chivalry for their Knighting Project. The project involves them in the community service to help draw out their most noble qualities and help them live up to those qualities every …

Learning How to Juggle

By: Mr. Burnstein, Movement & Games Teacher with source material and writing excerpts by Jackie Davis Every City of Lakes Waldorf School student masters the art of juggling!   This is a lofty goal but it is by no means impossible.  …

A Settled Happy Child

By: Elena Orsak, Oak Kindergarten Teacher The children are happy, and exhausted.  It takes a lot from everyone to make the transition from summer to school.  You may feel that schedule wise it is simpler and easier, and it probably …

Fifth Grade Skills

By: Darcie Steeves, Grade 5 Teacher The skills listed below are introduced, reviewed or mastered during the fifth grade year at our school.  I thought this would be useful in preparation for 6th grade. LANGUAGE ARTS mastery of reading and …

The Nine Year Change

By: Lauri Pierce, Grade 4 Teacher At a recent parent meeting, I gave a picture of child development, starting with a John Steinbeck quote from East of Eden:  “When a child first catches adults out – when it first walks …

Rose Ceremony Reminds us Life is a Journey.

By: Becky Larson Today is the first day for City of Lakes Waldorf School students in grades 1 through 8, and, as always, we began the year with our Rose Ceremony. This special assembly opens the school year by drawing …