May 20 enewsletter: Cree visit, calendar, snapshots of grade 7 play, Wychwood Barn Mayfair, Pioneer Village, Education articles from AWSNA and more
AWASISAK: Children
The most important members of the community.
Dancing Eagle Who Sings came to visit the grade one class this week. She is from the Amicikamak Cree Nation. 
Grade 7 Play, Encounters a visual masterpiece
  • A Big Bouquet of thanks to all the parents, faculty and students that came out to support the grade 7 class. Thursday night was a full house!
  • May 13, 20, 27 Grade Six Business Fairs- 11:45 am - 12:45pm Grade 6 classroo
  • May 26,27 Grade 5 Greek Olympiad in Aurora, NY
  • May 23 School and CCC closed 
  • May 24 250 Madison closed PD Day to Evergreen Brickworks SOLD OUT!
  • May 28 EC and CCC Gardening Day
  • June 2,3 Grade 8 play Shakespeara's A Midsummer Night's Dream 6:30 (Daytime options are 11:15)
  • June Grade 3 overnight farm trip
Summer Senior Camp (8-12yrs old) still has spaces. Week 1 June 20th- Musical theatre, Week 2 June 27 Woodwork. CLICK HERE Open to the public.

Photo: Class of 2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream
June 2 & June 3 11:15am and 6:30pm

One of the highlights of the Grade 8 year is the class play, a production larger than those done in earlier grades and much anticipated by the school community.  The material is chosen by the teacher with input from the class.  Costumes, sets and lighting are typically quite involved, taking the audience deeply into the play as well as offering students the opportunity to engage in roles beyond acting.  This opportunity typically engages some students in the offstage work of stage management and lighting, an interest they can pursue in High School Drama.

The material for the play is chosen to meet the class’s interests and needs.  Plays in recent years have included: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Hamlet and Dicken's Great Expectations.  

The play is typically presented to the Lower School students at a matinee, and to parents and the broader community at two evening performances.

Parental support is very important to the successful mounting of the Grade 8 play.  From supporting students to learn lines at home, to helping produce costumes, sets and in many cases direct. 

School Library- BOOKLIST 
Please select a book to donate or make a donation to buy a book on the list for the library. Lists will be sent by class reps.

Photos from Grade 6 & 7 Field trip to Festival of Trees

A few of the students that took a workshop with The Fragile Bones author, Lorna Schultz Nicholson, one of the nominees for the Red Maple Award,  pose for a photo. 
Walking Home author, Eric Walters, won the award. He thanked Waldorf Academy student, Seth, for his kindness during the Red Maple Ceremony. Seth donated $50 to:  The Creation of Hope – an non profit working together to create a future for the orphans of Mbooni Region in Kenya.
Sample the Kindergarten
A Summer Kindermorning
July 7 
New to Waldorf? Many people may have heard of Waldorf but don’t really know what it’s about. Making a decision to place your child in any educational environment is vitally important, so we want to give parents an opportunity to see for themselves how a Waldorf school works. Bring your child and join us for a Kindermorning at Waldorf Academy. You will witness first-hand our Kindergarten Program in action and talk with other parents who have experience with Waldorf. These opportunities are open to all families who want to learn more about us.
Registration Required
Contact info@waldorfacademy
Website: Kindermorning
Wow!! Mayfair Photos at Wychwood Barns from Waldorf Dad, Sebastian- thank you!
Photo: Grade one at the Spadina House grounds
"Childhood serves a very real purpose. It's not something to "get through." It's there to protect and develop young minds so they can grow into healthy and happy adults. When society messes too much with childhood, young brains react." READ MORE FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST
Grade 4 at Pioneer Village

What’s so good about real play?

Children explore the world using all their senses. This is how they learn, and it often results in mess. Free, messy, unstructured play has loads of benefits, including:

  • Developing confidence and independence.
  • Honing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
  • Practicing problem-solving and planning skills.
  • Increased concentration.
  • Experimenting and developing a scientific mind.
  • Learning about cause and effect.
  • Messy art projects allow kids to express themselves, refine their sense of touch, learn new vocabulary, and be creative.
  • Increased appreciation for, and knowledge of, our environment.
  • Physical health and fitness.
  • Article Link- CLICK HERE
Grade one students negotiating a good price at the grade 6 business fair.
Last fair is next Friday! Don't miss it! 11:45am in grade 6 classroom.

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