Early Childhood through Grade 12
Rose Kindergarten Teacher Teaching has been a lifelong passion for Nancy Disbrow, Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School’s new Rose Kindergarten Teacher. As a child, she used to play school with her younger siblings, using a blackboard her family had in their house....
The week of October 23-27, the 10th Grade took part in a week-long surveying project – a traditional part of the 10th Grade Trigonometry and Surveying main lesson at Hawthorne Valley. Over the course of this project, the students worked across the road on the farm – both as members of teams, and then as individuals – when they each constructed maps based on their measurements.
Each child’s journey is unique. As Waldorf educators, we strive to impact their journeys in ways that are both powerful and lifelong. How can we best connect children to their natural and wondrous abilities? How can we foster an environment fertile enough to spark their highest sense of purpose? When we allow them to have wonder it’s a gift, and it’s a seed that is planted in them that will grow into adulthood. And, if we can do this, if we can plant the seeds of joy, and love, and gratitude through our teaching and through our support, then we are giving the child a gift for their future.Katie Demers