Eurythmy Program: See What I Say, Feel What You Learn

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: Child Development, Community Spotlights, Early Grades, Extracurriculars, Middle School, News, Pedagogy/Educational Methods and Philosophies- Feb 25, 2017 Comments Off on Eurythmy Program: See What I Say, Feel What You Learn

by Bright Water Eurthmy Teacher Melissa McCall Eurythmy plays an essential role in Waldorf education, and here at Bright Water, the Eurythmy program has grown steadily along with our school. There are Eurythmy classes for the kindergartens and all the grades, the opportunity for our community to attend professional performances, the fifth grade “Eurythmy jam,” […]

Fourth Grade Norse Mythology: Gods & Vikings & Ships

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: Child Development, Middle School, News, Student Work/Class Projects- Feb 12, 2017 Comments Off on Fourth Grade Norse Mythology: Gods & Vikings & Ships

  Fourth graders immerse themselves in a rousing study of Norse Mythology. These timeless stories of powerful yet fallible gods offer plenty of adventure, pathos and humor. The slideshow features artwork by the fourth grade that depicts the thunder god Thor disguised as the blushing bride Freya—a ruse he must engage in to recover his […]

Interim Head Dr. Jayasri Ghosh on the Importance of Play

Posted by: David Bergler   -   Posted in: Child Development- Jul 22, 2014 Comments Off on Interim Head Dr. Jayasri Ghosh on the Importance of Play

Originally published June 25, 2006 in the Tacoma News Tribune As children throughout South Puget Sound eagerly embrace their summer activities, the sophistication inherent in the world of play can be easily overlooked. The importance of play in our daily lives cannot be over-emphasized. Bertrand Russell said, “To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.” Imagine the joy […]

How to Put on Your Hat, and Other Things Executives Need to Know

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Child Development, News, Pedagogy/Educational Methods and Philosophies- Jan 21, 2014 Comments Off on How to Put on Your Hat, and Other Things Executives Need to Know

Andi Galliher sat on the tiny bench, each of her hands placed gently around those of her preschool student.  The boy had his hat on his head, not quite yet pulled down, and held the strings of the hat loosely in his hands.  “And now you pull your hat on,” Andi said as she gently pulled […]

Walking the Path of Childhood When You May Feel Pressured to Run

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Child Development- Jan 11, 2012 2 Comments

It’s not easy to let our children be children. So often, children are seen as ‘mini-adults’, as if they are ready for driving their vehicle of life but simply can’t reach the pedals. Most parents know that childhood is fleeting and precious, and we try to treat it with reverence and care. But parents feel […]