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AWS Awareness 2010-04 AWS Awareness 2010-04

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Monday, April 5, 2010

3rd Grade Gardening
from Melissa Downs

“We have been using Wednesday afternoons to prepare and plant our garden. Each student had three square feet of space and chose three different vegetables to plant. Before we ever put seeds in the garden, we tilled the soil, added some soil amendments,  and built little one-foot fences to mark out the different garden plots. Then we planted our cool weather vegetables – carrots, peas, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, beets, radishes, and onions. And just before spring break, we were rewarded with the sight of many seedlings!”

AWS Awareness 2010-05 AWS Awareness 2010-05

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Date added: 05/12/2010
Date modified: 03/12/2011
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Monday, May 10th, 2010

 

Waldorf / Montessori comparison

How are Waldorf Schools and Montessori Schools alike/different? I love this question because I love the story that answers it. Legend has it that Maria Montessori and Rudolf Steiner met after the first World War to discuss how best to heal society after such devastating tragedy.  Both scientists and philosophers, they agreed that education of the future generation was the key for a healthy future. Montessori felt that in Italy, all people ever did was feel, feel, feel, and they never THOUGHT about ANYthing. Steiner felt that people in Germany engaged in plenty of thinking, but it wasn’t permeated with any FEELING. So, they each created an educational method that provided balance in their respective societies.

6th/7th Grade Spanish - Jose Marti

Senora Mixon took advantage of a call for artwork surrounding the topic of the White Rose, a nonviolent resistance movement in Germany during World War II. Students translated Jose Marti’s poem, “I Cultivate a White Rose,” and then completed artistic renderings using pastels. Children ages 3 to 18 years have sent in artistic responses to the theme of the courage to stand alone in the face of unjust practices.

AWS Awareness 2010-05 AWS Awareness 2010-05

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Administrator's Ad Lib

When I was first a Waldorf teacher, I thought it was the students that were different.  Different in a good way.  Thoughtful.  Open.  Inquisitive.  Other-oriented.  Ready to challenge.  Honest.  By the time 5th grade rolled around, I realized it was the parents who were different.  Parents who had chosen a feeling-based, whole-child education for their children.

 

Happy Days Are Here Again!
With winter neatly tucked up in the attic, it is time to come out of our cocoons and enjoy the Spring Festival called Holi. Holi - the festival of colors - is undoubtedly the happiest and most fun-filled Hindu festival. It is an occasion that brings joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance, a delicious variety of foods and, of course, lots of bright colors!

AWS Awareness 2010-06 AWS Awareness 2010-06

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Date added: 06/10/2010
Date modified: 04/07/2014
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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

2010 Graduation
 

On the last Thursday in May, AWS celebrated its 4th annual graduation ceremony in the beautiful sanctuary of East Lake United Methodist Church. It was a lovely evening, and watching the 8th graders was yet another reminder of why I, especially as a developmental psychologist, truly love Waldorf education— it celebrates meaningful rites of passage deliberately and by design. 

AWS Awareness 2010-09 AWS Awareness 2010-09

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Date added: 02/12/2011
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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 

AWS Students lend a hand at Birmingham’s Puzzle Piece

AWS Movement Teacher Jennifer Cripps is taking her circus curriculum on the road! Ms.Cripps, who is Level One certified in Spacial Dynamics™, is now sharing her Developmental Circus Arts program with the children at Renee Plata’s Puzzle Piece, an autism awareness outreach program located in the Mountain Brook area.


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