wasatch wonders

a collection of wonderings and wonderful happenings for Wasatch Waldorf parents and community members

wasatch wonders




Countdown to Summer:Ready or Not, Here They Come!

By Liz Macdonald, Student Support Staff With summer just around the corner, I am looking forward to spending some time at home with my family. To use Waldorf lingo, I think we have...

By Jill Bell, Gardening Teacher In Waldorf education it is widely recognized that growing food and connecting with the earth are deeply important to the healthy development of a ch...

The Art of Play: Games and Sport

By: Dave Keenan, Games Teacher & Athletic Director The art of play is an essential and fundamental aspect of Waldorf education and society as a whole. Learning to play age appropri...

Why is May Day Celebrated in Waldorf Schools?

By Michelle Simmons, 2nd Grade Teacher and Festivals Committee The sense of the sacred at the school has to do with the recognition (or maybe it’s hope) that time doesn’t just pass...

The Gift of Music

By Katie Houts, Music Teacher The gift of music is present in our earliest moments. Lullabies and sing-songs and lilting voices create musical cadences in newborns’ ears. Throughou...

As Summer Approaches… Just Keep Reading

by Colleen Cook, Librarian, and Caroline Hopewell, Early Literacy Director   Reading doesn’t have to be a chore. There are many ways to encourage your child to read more often by m...

Befriending Your Nervous System

By Sarah Windes, ACMHC Social Inclusion & Student Support After over a year’s worth of exposure to a global pandemic, we are noting unprecedented strain and stress on our nervous s...

Ms. Gwen Wahlquist, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade Remote Teacher In a Waldorf second grade program, Saints and Fables are major themes of study.  (Heroes are often also mixed in...

Math at Wasatch

By Alison Hodgkin, Math Specialist When enrolling a student at Wasatch Charter School, many parents are probably not considering how math will look for their child. Why would you w...

By Marla Macdonald, Creekside Preschool Teacher  How do we create a little entitled emperor? By giving our young children too many choices and overloading them with decision making...

What's the Secret Ingredient?

What’s the Secret Ingredient for Gardens and Schools? A beautiful bounty is produced when healthy gardens grow and thrive from loads of compost. We don’t usually refer to ourselves...

Children’s play can be hard work

by Julia Macdonald, Preschool Teacher This September my class was so excited to be back together. For many, it was the first time they had been able to play with their peers in mon...

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