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Open House Slideshow

A few photos from Saturday’s Moraine Farm Open House.  Vanya Yoors led children and adults in some circus arts activities, getting everyone moving, while Brian Macdonald conducted a few organic chemistry experiments.  That’s pure carbon smoking in the beaker, formed … Continue reading

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Reading Is Elemental

Professor Helen Vendler, a distinguished scholar and leading American poetry critic, imagines what kind of early schooling would produce great readers.   Here’s what she says: In a utopian world, I would propose, for the ultimate maintenance of the humanities … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Testing

Below is an alarming article on the current state of testing in  public school kindergartens: Kindergarten teacher details ‘lunacy’ of standardized tests for kids (by Nancy Creech in The Washington Post) At Cape Ann Waldorf School, there are assessments, but the … Continue reading

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Waldorf Early Childhood — Why Play Is So Important

Imaginative play is an essential foundation for future health and success in school and beyond.  Listed below are links to some of the current education research that corroborates what Waldorf Educators have known for almost a century. — Kelly Hiselman, CAWS Admissions … Continue reading

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Raffle Winner Announced!

The “Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World” raffle was a great success, raising $20,000 for CAWS. The winner of the big raffle couldn’t be more excited! He lives in Boise, Idaho, and is uncle to parent Margie DeWeese-Boyd. Gary … Continue reading

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Fifth Grade Returns from Ancient Olympic Pentathalon

The fifth grade traveled to Lexington on Friday, May 13, 2011, to compete in an Olympic pentathalon fashioned after the original Olympics in Greece. This annual event draws Waldorf schools from around the region for a day of festive competition that complements … Continue reading

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Moraine Farm in the Trustees’ Magazine

An article in the Spring “Special Places” magazine captures why the Trustees of Reservations are so excited to now be a stakeholder at Moraine Farm.  We’re excited too!

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CAWS Move in the Beverly Citizen

Beverly, Mass. —Botany and environmental studies might not seem like typical subjects for kindergarten to eighth-grade students, but according to the staff at the Cape Ann Waldorf School in Beverly, these areas of study play a crucial role in child … Continue reading

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