Category Archives: Handwork

Huffington Post Story on Waldorf Education

A great piece on one family’s journey to Waldorf education.  Originally published here. Knitting Is More Important Than Homework By MARA MENACHEM Two years ago on the front page of the New York Times Sunday Business section, an article ran … Continue reading

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Handwork Year-In-Review

Here are some of the finished products from the school’s handwork program during the 2012-13 school year.  Thank you Mrs. Collis Puro and Mrs. Freysinger for helping the children to make such beautiful objects with their own hands!

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Proud Craftsmen

Back in January, the 7th and 8th grades took a field trip to Jo Ann’s Fabric and picked out material for their next project. Now it is May and look what the material has turned into! Kevin and Aidan agree … 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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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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