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The Power of Evening Routines

Each day is filled with unexpected challenges and detours of various shapes and sizes. Use your families' evening routine to comfort the bumps and bruises, celebrate the positives, and inspire children to face tomorrow.  

Discover the Unsearchable

Q: Alexa/Siri, where is the best place to see actual ravens?

A: Discover the Forest.​  https://www.facebook.com/discovertheforest/videos/678846009149755 

Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking kids

Discipline continues to be a hot topic. Pediatricians are weighing in.  

"In a new policy statement, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, the pediatricians' group recommends that adults caring for children use "healthy forms of discipline" -- such as positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviors, setting limits and setting expectations -- and not use spanking, hitting, slapping, threatening, insulting, humiliating or shaming." http://ow.ly/SXgJ30mw9nK

WSB Fall Celebration & Raffle 2018

Flashback Friday to our Fall Celebration and Raffle on November 2nd!

This year we honored our Executive Director Pat Whitehead for her unwavering dedication, love, guidance, and work ethics on all things WSB. We send a sincere and heartfelt thanks to our Angel Donor who covered all costs, ensuring all proceeds go towards our scholarship fund.

Join us on Tuesday, April 16 for our next major fundraiser, our Circle of Light luncheon.

4 Activities To Boost Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills

Follow up on Tuesday's technology and fine motor skills article, here is a great list of "family-friendly, sensory activities that will help get hands and fingers moving." http://ow.ly/al6h30mur1p

We would add -- #5. Enroll your child in a Waldorf school! These activities are an integral part of our curriculum.  

Waldorf 100 WMAR-2 News Midday Maryland Interview

As you may know, the Waldorf School of Baltimore is participating in a worldwide postcard exchange to celebration Waldorf Education’s centennial!​

Check out our WMAR-2 News Baltimore Midday Maryland interview for more information. http://ow.ly/FGOD30muG6H

Surgery Students Losing Dexterity to Sew Due to Smartphone Usage

Your child wants to be a doctor? Then have them put down the tablets.  

"[A] growing number of [surgery] students are becoming “less competent and less confident” in using their hands, resulting in young professionals who “have very high exam grades but lack tactile general knowledge”. http://ow.ly/IiBL30muqY8

WSB Student in production of A Christmas Story, The Musical presented by Charm City Players

We are pleased to announce current WSB 6th grader Liam Hamilton is performing in A Christmas Story with Charm City Players!

The show runs Nov. 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24 & 25 at The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium at Mercy High School, Baltimore. Liam will play Schwartz. Learn more at http://ow.ly/cwI430mnjFW

The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

Interesting weekend read on the presence and use of technology in the classroom from a socioeconomic perspective.  ​

"It could happen that the children of poorer and middle-class parents will be raised by screens, while the children of Silicon Valley’s elite will be going back to wooden toys and the luxury of human interaction." http://ow.ly/qit830mrGu9

See Ourselves, Understand Each Other: Celebrating Día de los Muertos

Beginning with its pronunciation (pronounced DEE-a day loss MWER-toss), Señora Pasion brings stories and poems to each grade. Grades 1 to 3 hear about the excitement of a young girl helping her family with preparations for the upcoming festivities. Grades 4 and 5 use their Spanish Main Lesson books to write about why and how the day is celebrated.