Although metalwork is more traditionally part of Waldorf High School, schools without a high school often give students an experience of metalwork in 8th grade if they have time. This year class 8 has been introduced to metal working, specific..
The fifth and sixth grade recently experienced their first block of physics, specifically acoustics (sound) and optics (light and color). In the acoustics portion we started by observing the many sounds that surround us every day. The students..
Fourth Grade and Fractions After a burgeoning awareness in first and second grade where the child tends to be flying in a dreamier world, and a somewhat uncomfortable landing in third grade, the fourth grader has finally landed on Earth and ex..
Recently, our sixth graders traveled to Highland Hall Waldorf School to meet up with their sixth grade peers from other local Waldorf schools to take part in the annual Medieval Games! This is held each year to celebrate and enhance their stud..
We have added two more colors to our natural rainbow at Valley Waldorf! Indigo and Osage Orange! Osage Orange bark can be boiled and the resulting dye bath will dye yarn different shades of yellow. One skein came out so golden it was almost ..
This week we came back to cochineal! Cochineal are the little black bugs found on the prickley pear cactus When you dry these bugs out and crush them up it makes a gorgeous magenta color. You can change the color with different mordants. A..
Around the end of October Valley Waldorf City School enjoys quite a bit of Fall Pumpkin fun! The 1st graders take their very first field trip of their school life by going to a pumpkin patch with their 7th grade buddies. These pumpkins wer..
This year for the Winter Faire, each class is making some projects to sell at our Bazaar! The third grade has chosen Eco Printing as its craft and today the children made some pocket squares. Eco Printing is when you use a leaf or flower t..
At the beginning of December we have our annual Spiral of light. As we move into the darkest days of the year, we look inside ourselves to create the light that will carry us through until spring comes and the days are growing longer. We wish ..
In fourth grade Waldorf Handwork curriculum our students spend much of the year doing cross stitch. This is beneficial to the students not only for the reward of creating something beautiful and functional, but it also helps the brain develop ..