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Shelters and Dwellings from Around the World

Shelters and Dwellings from Around the World

In many Waldorf grade 3 classrooms, students undertake their very first project experience, choosing and building a model of a shelter or dwelling. Grade 3 students at SWS first learned about shelters and dwellings constructed by Indigenous people in North America and...

Wetlands Water Quality Project

Wetlands Water Quality Project

Written by Melissa Hiner and Slava Trifonov The Seattle Waldorf High School senior class has been working on starting a new and exciting project for the high school. We were given the task of designing and creating a chemistry project for future ninth grade students,...

Early Childhood Educators Attend WECAN Conference

Early Childhood Educators Attend WECAN Conference

I was honored to be one of the organizers for the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) conference that took place February 5–7. The conference title was “Toward a Kinder, More Compassionate Society: Black Lives Matter in Waldorf Early Childhood...

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year starts at the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar that is traditionally used by many East Asian countries, including China. On February 12, 2021, we entered the Year of the Ox. The 15-day celebration with its themes of fortune, happiness, and...

Citizen Science Project Engages SWS Students

Citizen Science Project Engages SWS Students

Seattle Waldorf School fourth grade gardening students have been participating in a citizen science project with the Thornton Creek Alliance for the past three years. Students monitor local waters for Escherida coli, counting and recording the number of E. coli found...

A Special Story: Gratitude, Connection, Care

A Special Story: Gratitude, Connection, Care

In this season of giving, we offer a little story from our Briar Rose Kindergarten teacher, Miss Barbara: A very long time ago, when Miss Barbara was a little girl, perhaps as tall as (insert name of your child), she lived in a land far away by the name of...

Playing Is Learning

Playing Is Learning

From leaves to mud, autumn’s curricular journey of play has carried our preschool and kindergarten students toward preparation for the winter holidays. Here’s a glimpse into what’s happening with our youngest students as they delight in structured and imaginative...

30 Days of Kindness

30 Days of Kindness

Seattle Waldorf High School launches our 30 Days of Kindness challenge today! Our Friday assembly highlighted the personal, interpersonal, community, and societal benefits of kindness. Our challenge includes self-compassion, healing, empathy, and social...

Supporting Our Health

Supporting Our Health

Like you, I worry about supporting the emotional health of my children and family. Here are a few resources I have collected: Limit What Is Seen and Heard. With more screen time than ever before, it is important for families to consider how much information children...

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