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Obstacle Course Club Teaches Life Lessons

Obstacle Course Club Teaches Life Lessons

By Mikio Shioya and Syd Shannon Cool, muddy days are giving way to warmer weather! Students in grades 1–4 are outside and blossoming, right alongside the flowers, at our spring Obstacle Course Club. Jump here, side-step there, slow down and balance on this.... The...

Banned Books

Banned Books

By Poppy Siobhan Hufstader, grade 11 student History. You can see the story in the very word. I always have. From my first tale of Mesopotamia baking the first bricks in the beating sun to ancient Greece- their wild myths, bloody, beautiful sacrifices, white-robed...

Wet-on-Wet Watercolor

Wet-on-Wet Watercolor

Excerpted from the grade 5 weekly update from Grace Bowen Wet-on-wet watercolor painting is a fairly challenging painting technique taught in many Waldorf schools. It asks the students to balance water and pigment to create a painting that is not too dry and scratchy,...

Grade 4 Salmon in Schools Project

Grade 4 Salmon in Schools Project

By Ashley Umlauf, Grade 4 Class Teacher For the first time ever, Seattle Waldorf School is participating in the Seattle Salmon in Schools project. This project is a city-wide effort supported by Seattle Public Utilities and several area watersheds, as well as a...

Lunar New Year Greetings

Lunar New Year Greetings

By Yi Wang (Wang Laoshi), Seattle Waldorf High School Mandarin Teacher Lunar New Year celebrations are marked by many practices that are believed to be auspicious for the upcoming year. Seattle Waldorf High School Mandarin class students greet everyone with New Year...

Dungeons and Dragons Club, Winter 2022

Dungeons and Dragons Club, Winter 2022

Late in the night, the young ranger of the outcasts rests in the treetop overlooking the sleeping campsite. Suddenly, the tree below them shudders with the impact of something massive slamming into its base. Just below, almost at eye level, a massive ogre sees him in...

SWS Junior Reporters See Their Work in Ink

SWS Junior Reporters See Their Work in Ink

Club Reporter gives SWS students a chance to capture the world as they see it and share it with the school By SHAWNA GAMACHE The advertisements came first, strangely enough. A recognizable form they could replicate — peppered with hilarity, of course. Gum you chew to...

Pumpkin Gifts

Pumpkin Gifts

Since school began, every Wednesday the Marigold Preschool children have felted orange balls to make the foundation of pumpkin decorations. Then, for two weeks, they sewed the ribs onto the felted orange balls to add depth and character to the fruit. (An early botany...

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