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A Window into the Waldorf Grades Curriculum
Thursday, October 4th, from 7 – 8:30 PM
This is an opportunity to find out about Waldorf education in the grades program here at Madison Waldorf. Our grade school is rooted in the belief that the needs of childhood must be preserved and honored, and in keeping with the Waldorf education philosophy, our curriculum is structured to compliment the student’s developmental stages. It is an approach to education that honors every student’s enthusiasm for initiative, creativity and social responsibility. Lessons balance cognitive and emotional intelligence, and physical activity, and each academic subject receives intense focus over the course of a year, and integrates academic work with practical and fine arts.
Shingebiss, an Ojibwa Native American Puppet Show
Saturday, January 14
Barnes & Noble West Towne @ 10:30 & 11:30
The Madison Waldorf School presents our Waldorf-inspired puppet show rendition of Shingebiss. It is the traditional Ojibwa story about a little duck who defies the cold, harsh winter while others around him cower in fear. This story exemplifies the strength of the underdog and the virtue of perseverance and fortitude. A portion of all book purchases at Barnes & Noble during and after the puppet show will benefit the Madison Waldorf School’s tuition assistance program.
As many of you may know, our parent volunteer, Nicole Avery, has begun running our School Store in its new location on the second floor of our building. Marie Brown, who did an amazing job of running the store last year, moved everything up to the new location in August, so that the store’s previous room could be transformed into our lovely Practical Crafts Studio, and worked with Nicole to turn over all School Store business to Nicole. Since then, Nicole has been working tirelessly to keep all those high demand items in stock (like our Just Coffee Blend, You May Wake Up Now) and has made the new location a warm and welcoming space for parents, friends and family to purchase Waldorf inspired craft materials, toys, books, stationary and more.The School Store’s new location is on the second floor, directly to the left as you come up the stairs, and across from the Parent Resource Room and Parent & Child Class room before the bridge to our Front Office. It is open from 8:15 – 9 am Monday through Wednesday, and on Thursday from 8:15 – 10am and again from 2:00 – 2:30. And always by appointment with Laurie Nagus, call (608) 270-9005 if you would like to set up a time.
For a slideshow of all our wares and more info, check out the School Store’s Web site.