The Martinmas Lantern Walk The Martinmas Lantern Walk
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Many Waldorf communities have taken up the European tradition of celebrating the festival of Martinmas with a Lantern Walk during the evening on, or near, November 11, the day of St. Martin’s death. What does this signify to us in these modern times? Martin was born in the year 316, and died in 387. He […]

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The Shepherds Play is December 20th at 1:30 pm The Shepherds Play is December 20th at 1:30 pm
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

For a few years, the high school students acted in the Shepherds Play and beautifully brought the archetypal images in the play to our school community. Their performances were always heartfelt and lovely in their simplicity and purity. This year we return to that tradition with students from all grades in the high school performing […]

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Early Childhood Celebrates Michaelmas Festival Early Childhood Celebrates Michaelmas Festival
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“Michaelmas is symbolic, ancient tradition celebrated in autumn. As the days grow shorter and the sun wanes, human beings often feel called to sleepiness. The strength of our will seems sapped, and we feel pulled towards complacency. To conquer this lethargic “dragon,” we must look inward to find strength and an “inner light” to guide […]

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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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Celebrating Spring with the Young Child Celebrating Spring with the Young Child
Friday, May 20, 2016

Spring is a time for great celebration especially at Maine Coast Waldorf school after the long, cold Maine winters.  We dance and sing around the May Pole with crowns of flowers on our heads as an official welcome to spring, but the real celebration with the youngest children is in the daily discoveries.   My […]

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Michaelmas Michaelmas
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Traditionally in New England, the harvest season is celebrated at county fairs, with hayrides, pumpkin competitions, various races and animal shows. These activities allow us the chance to come together as a community to celebrate the fruits of summer. Every year Maine Coast Waldorf School hosts its own Fall Fair, with puppet shows, games, vendors […]

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Fifth Grade Pentathlon Celebration Festival Fifth Grade Pentathlon Celebration Festival
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

This May we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Maine Pentathlon Festival. It is a truly great event and milestone. The organizers would like to thank Paula Runge and Cynthia Taliaferro for planting the seeds, Jaimen McMillan and Thom Schaefer for bringing this impulse into Waldorf Schools and the Spacial Dynamic Institute for their […]

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Letter to the Shepherds Letter to the Shepherds
Thursday, December 18, 2014

David wrote this letter to the high school seniors playing the parts of the shepherds in our upcoming Shepherd’s Play.  It illustrates beautifully the depth that lies behind this joyous production. Dearest Gallus, Huckle, Muckle & Crispin~ As your director, there is much I can do to help you bring to life a wondrous, funny, warm and […]

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Deepening the Young Child’s Connection to Nature Deepening the Young Child’s Connection to Nature
Saturday, May 24, 2014

As it follows it’s yearly path around the sun, our earth goes through significant changes: changes that appear and reappear, year after year.  The seasonal changes bring to life countless metaphors for the ups and downs of human life on earth.  In New England, the passage of the seasons is particularly marked, giving us pictures […]

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Celebrating Advent with Young Children: Less is More Celebrating Advent with Young Children: Less is More
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

  There is so much to do at this time of year, but we know that, for young children, less really is more.  How can we choose activities that bring meaningful experiences to our children without overwhelming them?  Anticipation is a good place to start.  It is almost as good as the big event itself, […]

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