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Green Dragon Bytes: First Grade Foraging

Check out a nature studies blog where Ms. Jung takes the first grade class onto a Nature Studies trek through the forest.

First graders have been very interested in foraging edible plants. We have learned how to find some common ones in the woods, and have talked about how you can eat them. We learned about a list of plants that tells you if you can pick an edible plant or not.

Eighth Grade Self Portraits Part II

After weeks of working with Ms. Emmet on an individual exploration, the second half of the eighth grade class presented their self-portrait projects to the community on Thursday, May 13. The other half presented in part one the previous evening.

Ms. Emmet started the second night of presentations off with gratitude and by recalling some of her first meetings with some of the children:

Brood X Cicadas Emerge on Campus

As the Brood X cicadas begin to emerge, our kids are learning about them and being inspired by them. Take a look at how we're using this rare moment for experiential learning.

Eighth Grade Self Portraits Part I

After weeks of working with Ms. Emmet on an individual exploration, half of the eighth grade class presented their self-portrait projects to the community on Wednesday, May 12. The other half presented in part two the next evening.

Ms. Emmet started this project 20 years ago and the thought of it was born as she was walking in the snow in New Hampshire. Read her introduction to the project:

Eighth Grade Play 2021: Inherit the Wind

Each year the eighth grade performs a play in the spring prior to graduation. Due to the global pandemic, the class came up with a creative way to have a performance without an in-person audience.

 With the help of another WSB alumni, Jessie Hughes and Elias Schutzman—now an actor, musician, teacher, and sound expert— Mr. Ciofalo's eighth grade class was able to host a live zoom performance of a radio play. The class set up one camera in the Eurythmy Room and several state-of-the-art microphones for the live performance on  April 18.

Alum Art Exhibit: Natan Lawson

Students find inspiration in the newest art exhibit featured in the upstairs gallery space.

WSB has seen lots of Alumni activity lately – the most colorful of which is the latest exhibit in our Community Art Gallery. Natan Lawson is a Baltimore-based artist who graduated from the Waldorf School of Baltimore in 2002.

Lily, in eighth grade said she found the piece titled "Latchkey" the most interesting piece in the collection.

"It could be in an old film," she said. "I like the style of it and how it feels vintage. It really catches my eye."

Green Dragon Bytes: Edible Weeds!? Discovering Garlic Mustard

Check out a nature studies blog where Ms. Jung takes the first grade class onto a Nature Studies trek through the forest.

First grade seeded, and planted some Milkweed to help the butterflies during Nature Studies on Tuesday.

After that we went for a walk in the woods and learned about an invasive weed you can actually eat!!

Green Dragon Bytes: The Importance of Getting Muddy

Check out a nature studies blog where Ms. Jung talks about how some good old mud can be good for children of every age.

Getting in the mud, touching it, and having it on your hands, in your hair, and all over your face can be incredibly funny, silly, and actually good for you according to a blog I found. Take a look at the article which outlines how muddy kids are happier, healthier, more relaxed and great leaders.

Green Dragon Bytes: Hanging Upside Down

Check out a nature studies blog from Ms. Jung she sees some of the our younger aftercare children master playground skills they've been working on.

CT AC kiddos are so proud they can hang upside down from the parallel bars! It takes practice, and perseverance to be able to pull yourself up to the bars and hang long enough to call over a teacher to show them what you can do.

Recap: Black History Month 2021

At the Waldorf School, teachers incorporate current and historical stories and lessons about peoples and cultures around the world, Maryland and the other regions of the United States throughout the year. Children’s lessons will vary based on age, grade, and the class configuration. This last month teachers created meaningful ways to highlight Black History Month. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work has inspired expansion of  our programmatic offerings.