A Simple Halloween in Early ChildhoodA Simple Halloween in Early Childhood
Friday, November 2, 2018

Jack O’Lantern, Jack O’ Lantern, you are such a funny sight, sitting up on my window looking out at the night. This Jack O’Lantern greeted all the children of the Early Childhood as they made their way up to the woodland camp for this sunny and crisp Halloween Day. The beech trees were shedding their […]

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Mighty are the Preparations: Producing the 2018 Senior Class Play, John Cariani’s LOVE/SICKMighty are the Preparations: Producing the 2018 Senior Class Play, John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK
Thursday, May 17, 2018

From the high school, we trek across the street to the theater – that sacred space where imagination comes to life. But the rehearsal period is a joyful, chaotic buzz where everything, from learning lines, cues and blocking to paying royalties, producing posters and playbills, building and painting sets, making props and costumes and dealing […]

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Forest Friday FriendsForest Friday Friends
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Through the woods, the early childhood children hear the crunching of twigs and the rustling of leaves. Suddenly up the pathway, they appear! To the delight of the children, the 11th graders have come to the woods to play with them on Forest Friday. Almost immediately, they disperse to build fairy houses and find sleepy […]

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Blog RebirthBlog Rebirth
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Dear Readers, Our last blog post was a little over a year ago and we have missed sharing our story with you. We are changing the format and shortly we will begin sending brief evocative descriptions reflecting our days here at school. We hope these vignettes will give you tiny glimpses into the breadth and […]

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Educational Support at Maine Coast Waldorf SchoolEducational Support at Maine Coast Waldorf School
Sunday, April 2, 2017

  As I write, our new educational support space is receiving its finishing touches, getting ready for occupancy in mid-April. This addition to the grades 1-4 building will provide valuable space and privacy to our students. Currently all of our educational support and tutoring sessions take place in various small rooms and niches around campus. […]

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The Winter GardenThe Winter Garden
Sunday, December 4, 2016

  Deep mid-winter is drawing near There is darkness in our garden here— One small flame yet bravely burns To show the path which ever turns. Earth, please bear us as we go, Seeking Light to send a-glow Branches green and moss and fern, Mark our path to trace each turn. All the animals, teach […]

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The Young Child’s Urgent Need for QuietThe Young Child’s Urgent Need for Quiet
Monday, October 10, 2016

The young child is an open sense organ. Everything in the environment penetrates into her very being and affects the developing nervous system. Light, sound, activity and environmental toxins all bombard the young child of today.   With the eyes, the child has a means of shutting out this bombardment. She can close her eyelids […]

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Thinking, Feeling and Willing in Waldorf EducationThinking, Feeling and Willing in Waldorf Education
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Waldorf education is an educational journey that works with and builds upon the stages of child development.  What a child needs at age 6 is entirely different from what a child needs at age 10 or 15.  Along with this comes the acknowledgement that every individual has something inherent to offer.  Often, when hearing of […]

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Cross Stitch in the Fourth GradeCross Stitch in the Fourth Grade
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The school year is drawing to a close and our fourth graders are busy finishing up their handwork projects in time to take them home on the last day of school.  Our handwork curriculum is an unique part of our approach to education.  We value handwork because we know that students who have nimble hands, also […]

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