How Our Hands-on Curriculum Uniquely Engages Students

Research has shown that motivation flourishes when students feel autonomous, supported and competent. According to the New York Times, “Intrinsic motivation is the one [motivation type] that tends to be prized in educational circles, and with good reason. It is …

Why We Prioritize the Student-Teacher Relationship

“Waldorf education is…knowing that my daughter is being taken care of on many levels. It’s a bit like having another branch of parenting happening when she walks through those doors.” –CLWS Parent At City of Lakes Waldorf School, teaching goes …

A Peek Into First Grade

By Peter Lawton, First Grade Teacher First grade is all about the traditional four ‘R’s—reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic, and regulation! ReadingAs part of our various reading activities, students “gather” letters/sounds from the fairy tales they are told each day. Sounds, we …

Pentathlon Reflections

On Thursday, September 24 our sixth grade students participated in a unique Pentathlon event as a culmination of their studies of Ancient Greece that typically takes place in the spring of their fifth grade year. We are proud of all …

A Peek into First Grade Distance Learning

By Annikki Bloomquist, 1st Grade Teacher This week the first graders have been wrapping up their block on Nature Studies and literacy. Throughout the block the children have been encouraged and asked to observe a budding tree as its leaves …

7th Grade Poetry

By Jessica Crawford, 7th Grade Teacher On the eve of May Day, the 7th grade students shared their poetry with their parents and teachers at a Zoom Poetry Reading Evening. The students were very poised and presented their work beautifully—both a poem by …

Waldorf Chalk Drawing: Happy May Day!

Watch how our Admissions Director and Cyber Civics Teacher, Soni Albright, creates one of her signature chalk masterpieces in the time lapse video above. May the promise of spring, the joy of song and dance, and the inspiration of community …

Second Grade Math Discoveries

By Darcie Steeves, 2nd Grade Teacher “My mother made a chocolate cake! How many eggs did it take? 9, 18, 27, 36…” Do you remember jumping rope as a child along to some sort of rhyme? Maybe you started with …

A Different Kind of Education

By Soni Albright, Admissions Director and Cyber Civics Teacher If you have not yet seen the documentary Race to Nowhere, you now have a fabulous opportunity to screen this film for free in your home through January 31, 2020. I strongly …

Understanding Waldorf Education

Understanding Waldorf Education: a workshop

Understanding Waldorf Education Saturday, October 26, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | CLWS Click Here to RSVP Are you interested in learning more about the foundations of Waldorf education and what informs the curriculum? Join City of Lakes Waldorf School …