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AWS Awareness 2011-06 AWS Awareness 2011-06

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June 20th, 2011

Personalities in the Classroom, Part II: Working with the Rabbit's and Pooh's

Remember Winnie the Pooh and Rabbit? As promised, we are wrapping up our in-depth look at the temperaments with discussion of the choleric and the phlegmatic.·Using Betty Staley’s chapters on the temperaments in Between Form and Freedom: A Practical Guide to the Teenage Years (easy to find online and through Hawthorn Press), we will gain insights into recognizing and raising the phlegmatic child and the choleric child...

End-of-theYear Letter to Parents -- From Lynda Powell, 2010-11 5th/6th Grade Teacher

As in infancy, when organs and hormones are developing, our students have so much growth occurring every year and often every month it seems, as their toes poke through the sandals they loved so much just a short time ago (or so it seems to those of us who buy the shoes). Arms and legs are so sturdy and coordinated during their 5th grade year and into their 6th grade year. I believe it is a tribute to our curriculum and especially our spacial dynamicsTM program (that is, Ms. Cripps!) that AWS adolescents I observe successfully cope with their changing bodies and turn into human beings with grace, poise and beauty...

AWS Awareness 2012-03 AWS Awareness 2012-03

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Date added: 04/10/2012
Date modified: 05/23/2012
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March/April 2012

National Screen-Free Week is April 30th through May 6th. Turn off your screens and give your eyes and brains a rest from celluloidal stress!! Each day of Screen-Free Week, AWS will be hosting outdoor and indoor games and activities the whole family can enjoy...

Field Trip Fun, "Down on the Farm" -- The 3rd grade class recently visited Heron Hollow Farm to try their hand at farming for a day. The children began by mastering the art of milking a goat, which requires a two-part effort of distracting and mollifying the goats by feeding them oats while they are being milked. It takes a firm hand and lots of oats to fill a gallon jar!

AWS Awareness 2011-03 AWS Awareness 2011-03

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Date added: 03/11/2011
Date modified: 04/18/2011
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Friday, March 11th, 2011

Movement Education

Last weekend at the Jaimen McMillan Workshops, I learned a lot more about WHY our approach to physical education is different. So it’s in this month’s Admin Adlib that I’d like to share some of what Jaimen brought during this incredibly insightful and useful conference on Movement Education

Pentathalon

The annual Waldorf Pentathlon is an honored rite of passage for Waldorf 5th graders. As with all Waldorf curriculum, the pentathlon teaches to the developmental stage, celebrating the student’s “golden year,” the time when they are searching for form and meaning in how things work–the mechanics–and finding it in the formula of learning and applying these pentathlon events. They are taught the exact sequence of movements to, for example, throw a javelin and when the javelin flies as expected, the student sees her formula realized.

AWS Awareness 2012-01 AWS Awareness 2012-01

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Date added: 01/30/2012
Date modified: 01/30/2012
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January 27th, 2012

What it takes to be a Class Teacher in the Waldorf Grades

"A Waldorf teacher needs to value the development of wonder, gratitude, and responsibility. When subjects are brought to life in the class by the teacher via imagination and/or intuition, the student wants to explore learning, and this creates wonder. When topics and subjects are over-explained or taught to a test, the student’s desire for learning is thwarted. Reverence and wonder can easily arise out of the Waldorf curriculum..."

Alabama Waldorf School participates in Alabama Gives Day!

On February 2, 2012, our community will come together for Alabama Gives Day, and we need YOU to join us as our state makes history and our school raises money for, among other things, Waldorf teacher training!

AWS Awareness 2011-11 AWS Awareness 2011-11

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Date added: 12/01/2011
Date modified: 12/01/2011
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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Why a Developmental Education Surpasses a Benchmark-Learning Education

"...Dispelling the myth that Waldorf students in the young primary grades are not taught to read is one of my favorite things to take on, ranking right up there with the differences between Waldorf and Montessori schools! It was, however, a real pleasure to have Dr. Ernest, a local professor of child psychology (UAB), and parent of AWS kindergartner Sam and first grader John, plead our case for a change!..."

Who is John Huckestein (aka Mr. Huck) and what does he have in common with our 2012 Gala?

"No, Mr. Huck hasn’t been here longer than Ms. Powell, but he is an AWS 15-year veteran, armed with a great sense of humor, and loved by all children who come under his watchful and loving care...And yes, he is the Guest of Honor at our 2012 gala appropriately named the April Fool's Day Fiesta! Save the date!..."

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