Student Poets Honored at Merriconeag Poetry Festival Student Poets Honored at Merriconeag Poetry Festival
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Edward Little High School senior Barrak Abdraba earned the top prize at the Tenth Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival, held Sunday, April 30 at Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport.  Abdraba, born in Iraq, wrote a poem entitled “A Message” that contained Arabic phrases as well as English, describing an immigrant family’s heartbreaking separation.   Second place […]

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Area High School Poets To Be Honored at 10th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Twenty high school poets have been selected as honorees at the upcoming 10th annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival, to be held at Maine Coast Waldorf School on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m.  Two well-known Maine poets—Lee Sharkey and Linda Aldrich—collaborated to winnow a submission pool of nearly 120 entries down to the finalists. Three regional […]

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Maine Coast Waldorf Shines in Poetry Contests Maine Coast Waldorf Shines in Poetry Contests
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Seven Maine Coast students were among the 20 finalists selected by Merriconeag Poetry Festival co-judges and well-known Maine poets Lee Sharkey and Linda Aldrich.  The students—ninth grader Ava Teegarden, sophomores Isabel Konstantino, Wilson Haims, Finn Dierks-Brown, and seniors Cassandra Albano, Emma Goldberg-Courtney and Fiona Libby–will be honored at the Festival on Sunday, April 30. In […]

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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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More Awards for Teacher & Poet David Sloan More Awards for Teacher & Poet David Sloan
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Congratulations to High School Humanities teacher and accomplished poet David Sloan! He was awarded the Margaret F. Tripp Poetry Award in the Fourth Annual Joy of the Pen writing competition at the Topsham Public Library. You can find his poem, “Muddying the Waters,” along with the work of all of the winners, in the Joy […]

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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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History and Economics in the Waldorf High School History and Economics in the Waldorf High School
Monday, April 4, 2016

There are many approaches to the study of history. The lens through which one observes the past will determine the lessons one can draw from that past. For example, a Marxist approach would focus on the relationship and struggle between the economic classes. One can look primarily at cultural history or trends in the history […]

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