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A Musical Visit

Musician David Coffin came to CAWS recently to present “Music from the King’s Court: Exploring the Early Winds.” He was quite pleased when he asked who played the recorder and every student raised his/her hand.  CAWS students play various recorders … Continue reading

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Penelope the Sheep

On an unusually warm December day, the Cape Ann Waldorf School third grade went outside to work on Penelope’s fleece.  Penelope is an English Leicester sheep from Cranberry Moon Farm whose fleece, over the course of the year, the class … Continue reading

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What is Education For?

An interesting article asking, “What is education for?” It’s from a lecture to future Waldorf high school teachers and poses some interesting questions. Enjoy! Education in the Presence of the Unknown from “In Context”, Fall 2012 by Craig Holdredge Most parents … Continue reading

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Debut of the Bread Oven

If you had your parent conference on Tuesday, November 20, you might have been lucky enough to see the debut firing of the new CAWS bread oven.  Peter Rudd (facilities manager) and Kristen Fehlhaber (business manager) built this dry stack … Continue reading

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Natural Dye Workshop

Our fabulous handwork teacher, Heather Collis Puro, led a fascinating workshop on natural dyes on a recent Saturday morning.  Lindsay Miles, one of our equally fabulous kindergarten teachers and also a very experienced dyer, co-led the workshop. About 20 people … Continue reading

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Prescription for Play

A great little film on  the importance of free play in children’s lives. Dr. Ken Ginsburg, pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and author of Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, and Dr. Marilyn Benoit, … Continue reading

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Creativity on the Decline in American Schoolchildren

Waldorf Education encourages the type of critical thinking too-often being neglected  in other schools today.  This article tells how education – and creative thinking – have changed in the last few decades.   From the author: “Creativity is nurtured by … Continue reading

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Why Does Arts Integration Work?

Arts integration has been shown in brain-based research to improve comprehension and  long-term retention; something Waldorf students and alums can attest to! – Kelly Hiselman A Research-Based Approach to Arts Integration At Bates Middle School in Annapolis, Maryland, arts integration … Continue reading

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Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set

By SINDYA N. BHANOO When engaged in what looks like child’s play, preschoolers are actually behaving like scientists, according to a new report in the journal Science: forming hypotheses, running experiments, calculating probabilities and deciphering causal relationships about the world. … Continue reading

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The bees are here!

Post by Bill Wrinn, guest blogger Last Monday evening saw the arrival of over 5,000 honey bees to the new CAWS bee sanctuary at Moraine Farm. Currently located in the far fields behind the main barn, the new hive is … Continue reading

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