The City School Blog

St. Nicholas Day

Posted on 07 Dec 2015
The City School celebrates St. Nicholas Day each year by inviting St. Nicholas into each class.  Each child leaves one shoe outside the classroom to show him inside.  He then reads a poem to each child that talks about their strengths and weaknesses.  They are presented with an orange

Hand carved Clocks

Posted on 21 Oct 2015
Clocks: Class 6 began the year with a Geometry block.  During this time they learned to use a compass and divide the circle into 12 equal parts.  This skill served them well in woodworking as our first project is carving clocks out of a slab of basswood. The sixth graders started thei

Grade 1 Camping Trip

Posted on 08 Sep 2015
In June the children of Grade 1 along with their families took a camping trip just outside Lake Aarowhead! It was an amazing weekend being in the woods, looking at the stars, and toasting marshmellows! One of the dads in our class made a short video of some of the highlights of the tr

Easter Eggs dyed Naturally

Posted on 17 Mar 2015
Dying Easter eggs is not something I used to give a lot of thought to when I bought a kit from the drug store and popped the tablets into a cup of vinegar.  Now, however, I seem to be giving it quite a bit of thought!  Using natural plant dyes to color your Easter eggs is an adventure

Candlemas in Kindergarten

Posted on 09 Feb 2015
The Kindergarten class at The City School celebrated Candlemas, the midpoint of Winter, with a beautiful ceremony.  After returning from their morning walk, all of the kindergarten children gathered around the two garden beds, each child searching for an empty spot in the garden bed w

Bees at The City School

Posted on 05 Jan 2015
Our Campus is lucky to be in Southern California where the trees and flowers bloom most of the year!  Consequently, we are the feeding ground for many wild bees.  At different times teachers use them as an inspiration for their daily main lessons. For example, As part of their Zoology

Holiday Chalkboards

Posted on 08 Dec 2014
Happy Holidays! Please enjoy some of these beautiful Holiday chalkboard drawings from the faculty at the City School!  

Grade 1 Field Trip

Posted on 22 Oct 2014
This week the first graders took a field trip to Tapia Brothers Farm!  They got a chance to go through the corn maze, take a hay ride and pick out their very own little pumpkin.  Thank you Tapia Brothers!

Chemistry in Grade 7

Posted on 10 Oct 2014
Mr. Ridenour, our Seventh grade teacher has been in the middle of an explosive Chemistry block this October.  While the weather is nice, the class spends a good part of Main Lesson outside conducting scientific observation! Yesterday they burned sugar to see what the result would be.

Halloween Crafts inspired by Waldorf Pedagogy

Posted on 08 Oct 2014
  1: Colorful Corn Necklace – Using Multicolored corn, make a beautiful fall inspired Necklace!  Thank you Magic Onions for another great tutorial! View Tutorial Here     2: Halloween Windows: Using Black posterboard, create a shadowbox style Halloween Scene! Than

Creating the Rainbow Bridge Ceremony

Posted on 07 Jul 2014
 The City School Rainbow Bridge Ceremony The Rainbow Bridge is a ceremony inspired by Waldorf Pedagogy that the graduating Kindergartners participate in to mark their completion of Kindergarten and their arrival into Grade This year, The City School Kindergarten class gave this ceremo

10 Summer Craft Tutorials inspired by Waldorf

Posted on 11 Jun 2014
Summer is practically here!  This is the perfect time to do some Waldorf inspired crafts inspired by sun, fun, water and color!  1: Making Play-dough.  There are many recipes for making playdough, but this is the one used by our Preschool  teacher.  In PreK, the kids make playdough ev

Third Grade Viola Class

Posted on 06 May 2014
THIRD GRADE VIOLA CLASS by Suzanne Inwood Viola / Violin teacher 3rd grade viola class has been exploring the instrument and developing bowing and fingering technique through mimicking the sounds or movements of various insects and animals such as bumble bees, flies, mosquitoes, grass

Grade 6 Archery

Posted on 18 Mar 2014
Archery Practice Mr. Lewis has been taking the 6th graders to an Archery practice ground each week in preparation for the Medieval Games April 2nd which will be hosted this year at Pasadena Waldorf School. 6th grades from all the SoCal Waldorf schools will be coming together to partic