Third Grade Trip to Sunfield Farm

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: Early Grades, News- Oct 13, 2017 Comments Off on Third Grade Trip to Sunfield Farm

The Third Grade trip to Sunfield Farm in Padlock, Washington, took place earlier this month. This was just in time for harvesting potatoes and wheat, and winnowing and grinding grain. Students also encountered—and milked—goats, which inspired some of the writing and illustrations below. Sunfied is a Rudolf Steiner-inspired farm using biodynamic farming techniques and serving […]

Fourth Grade Animal Projects

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: Early Grades, News, Student Work/Class Projects- Mar 23, 2017 Comments Off on Fourth Grade Animal Projects

 In the fourth grade, students spend time exploring the natural world through the study of animals. Their animal projects are quite comprehensive, incorporating drawing, painting, writing and animal models. Working on the projects allows for an in-depth appreciation of each student’s chosen animal, which includes an understanding of how animals possess distinctive specializations that help […]

Third Grade Class Play: Joseph the Dreamer

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: Early Grades, News- Mar 16, 2017 Comments Off on Third Grade Class Play: Joseph the Dreamer

Last week the third grade shared a lively performance of Joseph the Dreamer, which told the biblical story of Joseph. Sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph eventually becomes the right-hand man of the Pharaoh, a position from which he is able to help his family and find it within himself to forgive his brothers.   […]

Second Grade Fables: The Fox and the Crow

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: Early Grades, News, Student Work/Class Projects- Mar 01, 2017 Comments Off on Second Grade Fables: The Fox and the Crow

A fox spied a crow sitting on a branch of a tall tree with a golden piece of cheese in her beak. The fox, who was both clever and hungry, quickly thought of a plan to get the cheese away from the crow… First he called up to her words of praised for her beauty. […]

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,” […]

Martin Luther King Jr Assembly

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: Community Spotlights, Diversity, Early Grades, News, Pedagogy/Educational Methods and Philosophies, School Culture- Jan 18, 2017 Comments Off on Martin Luther King Jr Assembly

  “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.” “Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You […]

Fifth Grade Egyptian Art

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: Early Grades, News, Student Work/Class Projects- Jan 18, 2017 Comments Off on Fifth Grade Egyptian Art

As part of their study of ancient myth and history, the fifth grade is working on their Egyptian block and have had their first experience with pastels. Selections from their beautiful work are below.  

Fourth Grade Artwork – Jellyfish!

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: Early Grades, News, Student Work/Class Projects- Dec 07, 2016 Comments Off on Fourth Grade Artwork – Jellyfish!

Rising from the depths of the sea… Some beautiful paintings from Miss Simpson’s Fourth-grade class!     Click below to enlarge and explore the interplay of color and detail.

Third Grade Artwork

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: Early Grades, News- Nov 30, 2016 Comments Off on Third Grade Artwork

  “From beauty does your work come, to beauty does it lead.” ~ Christian Morgenstern Miss Krupp’s third grade class has been creating beautiful autumn and winter scenes which now hang outside their classroom. Children first paint the background of sky and earth, allowing the two colors to form their own natural border. They then carefully […]