Fourth Grader Has First Short Story Published! Fourth Grader Has First Short Story Published!
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Fourth grader Mattheus Reinhart just had his first short story published! “In the Pig Pen,” was published in Alban Lake Publishing’s Drabble contest anthology, Planting the Seeds, where it won an honorable mention. (A drabble is a 100 word story.) The anthology contains stories for and by young writers on the theme of first encounters. […]

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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 Garden The 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 Quiet The 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 Education Thinking, 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 Grade Cross 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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Literacy, Writing and Life in the Second Grade Literacy, Writing and Life in the Second Grade
Friday, April 15, 2016

Second grade is a year of polarities. Second graders are naughty and nice, compassionate and unkind, focused and distracted- all sometimes in the span of one short interaction. With this understanding of their developmental stage in mind, language arts is brought to second graders in Waldorf schools through two main literary themes: stories of saints […]

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The Strings Program at Maine Coast Waldorf School The Strings Program at Maine Coast Waldorf School
Thursday, December 10, 2015

As I write, our winter assembly is fast approaching. Each December, our students put on this beautiful evening of music for our entire school community. Over one hundred of Maine Coast Waldorf’s string students will perform, as well as the school’s choruses and wind instrument groups.   In the second half of third grade, students […]

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