October: Waldorf Life

A Quote about Waldorf Education
The importance of storytelling, of the natural rhythms of daily life, of the evolutionary changes in the child, of art as the necessary underpinning of learning, and of the aesthetic environment as a whole – all basic to Waldorf Education for the past 70 years – are now being ‘discovered’ and verified by researchers previously unconnected to the Waldorf movement.

–Paul Bayers; Professor, Columbia Teachers’ College

Poem of the Month

October’s Party by George Cooper

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came –
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow,
At hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly “hands around.”

Recommended Book and Website
1. http://waldorfmom.net It’s an old blog, but still has great information.
2. Creative Pathways: Activities that Strengthen the Child’s Cognitive Forces by: Elizabeth Auer M.Ed.

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