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Ice Skating at Kent State

»Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Curriculum, Just For Fun, School News | 0 comments

LoucileIceSkateIt’s that time of year again! On February 28, we welcome back our annual tradition of spending three Friday afternoons on the ice.

 

Grade One students are introduced to this tradition by their Eighth Grade Buddy, and all grades share the ice. New students find a supportive and safe environment to learn to skate, and for many students (and more than a few parents), our ice skating trips are the highlight of the long winter months. For a nominal skate rental fee, parents can join their children on the ice, or just sit rink-side and visit with other members of our community.

 

Web MD writer recently interviewed Angela Smith, MD, an attending surgeon at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who had this to say about ice skating’s benefits, “I think [ice skating] truly addresses all components of fitness at any level,” she says. “It’s good for building lower-body muscles including the hips, hamstrings, quadriceps, and calves. Skating also boosts balance, flexibility, quickness, and agility.”

 

We agree! Which, along with the fact that it’s great fun for our children and out community, keeps ice skating a tradition here at SGWS. In order to orchestrate this fun event, we need parents help.
  • Permission slips will be sent home for all students in Grades 1 through 8 by the end of this week. Please return them promptly.
  • We will need many parents to help drive students to and from the Ice Arena. We leave the school at 12:30 and leave Kent State at 2:45. We are generally back at the school by 3:30. (If you wish to pick up your child at the ice arena, you must be there by3:00.)
  • Our skating dates are February 28, March 7, and March 14, and we are always in need of drivers and chaperones.

 

Hope to see you at the ice rink!

 

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BIG LOVE Festival!

»Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Just For Fun, School News | 0 comments

BigLoveSpring Garden Waldorf School is proud to be a part of this Saturday’s (2/22) BIG LOVE Festival at the Downtown Akron Musica Complex at 51 E. Market Street. The FREE event, which begins at noon, will include art, music, dance, food, kid friendly crafts and spirited fun with community!

Event highlights include:

  • Performances by: Zach & the Bright Lights, Winslow, Umojah Nation, Jovan Wilder and the Wild Things, Tall Tales of Akron, Acid Cats, Time Cat, The Help, Emma Shepard, The Poplars, Diana Chittester, Todd V, Ursula Rauh, TM Gottl, and more! In addition to regular musical performances, there will also be some kirtan and chanting!
  • Art installations by: Jessica Lofthus, Michael Marras, Megan Shane, David Swirsky, Eunsu Kang, Mara Frage, Erica Hoosic, Caty Petersilge, Julie Norman
  • Crafts and Kid Activities by: Spring Garden Waldorf School. Musica
  • The W.O.M.B. is facilitating healthy living and community organizing workshops.
  • Akron Shambhala will be facilitating meditations throughout the day.

Let us raise up some Big Love in our community! Hope to see you there!

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Another Wonderful Children’s Festival

»Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Just For Fun | 0 comments

Smiling faces from wall to wall!

On Saturday our halls and grounds were filled with children’s laughter, uplifting music, the delightful aromas of tasty food, and the unique joy that accompanies our annual Children’s Festival and Artists’ Market.

Hey Mavis rocked the house!

Over 700 visitors from the school and the greater Akron community joined us for this delightful celebration.     We are grateful to Lerryn Campbell for once again directing the monumental task of coordinating staff, volunteers, and outside vendors, to bring this delightful day together for all to enjoy. Lerryn has risen to this challenge for many years, and the wealth of love and good spirit she brings to the task is infectious.

Cookie Fairies from the Class of 2014

We’re also grateful to the many, many volunteers who helped set up Friday night, worked in the craft rooms, served in the kitchen, and stayed after the Festival Saturday to get the building back in order. The Children’s Festival and Artists’ Market is a shining example of how we can all come together — heads, hearts, and hands — to create a magical experience for one and all.

 

 

 

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Michaelmas in Pictures

»Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Just For Fun | 0 comments

Queen

King

St.Michael

Chorus

Chimes

Meteor

Knight

Gnome

Dragon

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Waldorf Parent Online Communities & Blogs

»Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Just For Fun | 0 comments

Did you know? There are a lot of great Waldorf Parent blogs and communities out there online. Including these active Facebook pages for Waldorf parents:

Also check out these Waldorf inspired blogs and businesses created by Waldorf Parents:

Do you have a Waldorf parenting blog or business to share? Let us know!

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Early Childhood Graham Crackers

»Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Early Childhood, Just For Fun | 0 comments

Our Early Childhood Extended Care teacher, Kathy Miller, shares one of her favorite recipes from the  Morning Glory Playgroup at Prairie Hill Waldorf School.

Home Made Graham Crackers

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 stick of Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Honey

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375.  Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl.  Melt together the honey and butter.  Pour this into the dry ingredients.  Mix with a fork then push the dough together with your hands. Do not knead or over mix.  Place the dough on a well-floured rolling pin to 1/8” thick.  Cut rectangles (1 ¼” X3”) with a knife and prick them with a fork.  Place on a lightly greased baking tray and bake for just 10 minutes.  Cool on a rack.

 

 

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