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Waking up the garden with Grade 3

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Grade 3 returned to the garden to start preparing the beds for planting.   Shovels, pitch forks and the beloved double wide broad fork were a big hit.   We had winter peas and winter wheat for cover crops that will get turned back into the soil for green manure (using plant material, typically cover crops, which are uprooted and turned back into the soil to serve as soil amendment) to nourish our soil.

Transitioning from public school to Waldorf Kindergarten: A Parent Perspective

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My daughter, Taylor, started off kindergarten in a traditional public school. My husband and I had done our research, and we were in one of the best rated school districts in the Seattle area. We thought we were set up for the perfect school experience for our children. The year started off okay with her meeting new friends and getting to know her teacher, but it quickly Continue reading

Grade 8 Classroom Update – Chemistry

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Week two of Chemistry is under our belts – quite literally.  One day, we poured nearly 9 cups of flour into tortillas, focaccia, and pie crust.  By noon, most of it had been eaten.  The point of the lesson was to show how gluten alters the texture of breads both by how much there is and by how much it’s worked (kneaded).   I selected an odd pie Continue reading

On the Threshold: A parent’s thoughts on the 8th grade transition

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Written by Karin, parent of children in Grades 1, 4, & 8:

Many people at the school have waited with bated breath for the 8th grade parents to report back on the results of our high school searches this fall. Now that most of the acceptances are in, I can happily report that this class did very well out there. The 8th graders were accepted Continue reading

Updates to the School Store

New things are brewing to give life to our beloved school store. Sadly, she has sat dormant for too long! Jennie (parent of Sunflower Early Childhood student) and I, Joan (parent of a second grader and a Sunflower Early Childhood student), are now taking over the responsibilities of the store and we want to share with you what we have in the works.

To begin stocking the store, we have been reaching out to parents to help make things for us to sell. One way we are doing this is by hosting craft Continue reading