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 that the collars were the hardest part (“lots of steps”), the buttons were the easiest, and the sewing machine’s buttonhole attachment was fun to use (“it practically did it itself”).
It’s wonderful seeing adolescent boys proud of something they’ve made with their own hands. And it’s another example of why Middle School at Cape Ann Waldorf School is a great place to be!
It was a glorious day — the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and the students of Cape Ann Waldorf School were ready for the annual Mayfair. All week long, you could hear humming and whistling in the hallways; the songs are certainly infectious. At 1pm, students walked down to the Lower Field to begin their procession.
Mr. Macdonald leading the second grade.
Mrs. Babcock and the first grade.
Mrs. Nevin and Mr. Yoors with the third grade. and the rest of the grades
The traditional Maypole dance
The less traditional Maypole “spider web”! Watch below for how the web was unwoven. Look how well the 4th and 5th graders work together!
Above — naturally dyed yarns outside the school today
We will be holding another natural dyeing workshop on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosts are Kate Hill, Parent-Child teacher and Heather Collis Puro, Handwork teacher. This is an adult-only event. We will be dyeing silk and wool, and sharing in the beautiful experience of the colors that come from natural plant materials. No experience necessary.
Every year, the 8th graders undertake a project that speaks to their passions. They find a mentor and learn everything they can about their chosen topic. This year’s projects were impressive in their variety. At the conclusion of their projects, the students give a talk and then stand by their poster board and answer questions.
Traveling to Florence was a “dream come true” for Marilyn and Anton Kobus, winners of the 2012 “Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World” raffle. Thanks to the CAWS community, the couple was able to relive a dream born twenty-seven years ago on their honeymoon. The newlyweds vowed to return to Florence someday to explore the city more thoroughly. Winning the raffle made it happen.
Anton and Marilyn spent three nights in Venice at the Hotel Flora near Piazza San Marco, followed by four nights in Florence at a beautiful convent just outside the city. The grand prize included a special meal at La Giostra in Florence, “a warm, vibrant place with fantastic regional cuisine”.
Do you have dreams of Florence? Would you like to send a loved one to Asia or meet a friend in Tulum? Our annual raffle – Dinner for Two, Anywhere in the World - has kicked off. You could win a trip for two, yes, anywhere in the world. So please spread the word.
Featuring Lindsay Miles (Kindergarten teacher), Sabrina Babcock (currently teaching 1st grade– she’s already take two groups from 1st through 8th grade!), and the wonderful students at Cape Ann Waldorf School.
Thank you to CAWS parent Tony Cheng for making this wonderful video!
Many parents at the school probably haven’t heard about the pentatonic scale until their children begin learning the pentatonic flute in first grade. In this short video, singer Bobby McFerrin shows how universal the scale is and how easy it is to learn. (Thank you to nursery teacher Elizabeth Stubbs for finding this gem.)