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2014 - 2015:
The Holiday Season: Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle
The Last Generation of Kids That Played Outside
Under-fives need more time to play, say carers as they warn of 'schoolification' of children's early years
Health benefits for those who stick to their knitting
consequences of Common Core testing.
The Building Blocks of a Good Pre-K
Opinion Pages, The New York Times, October 21, 2014
University of Colorado, Boulder, June 19, 2014
The following two articles relate to the recent controversy in North Carolina around the play Almost Maine (performed by our high school seniors last spring). David Barham, who directed the play for our 2014 seniors, was interviewed on October 20, 2014 by the Bangor Daily News. Read what he had to say below:
Features quotes from David Barham.
Note: If the link above has expired, you can read it by clicking here.
The original artical from North Carolina
Parents saying no to too much homework
Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?
By Richard Louv, The New Nature Movement, Sept 22, 2014
Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static
More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids
Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today
Limiting screen time critical for children's academic, emotional development
The Screen Time Rules You Really Should Enforce This Year
Read Slowly to Benefit Your Brain and Cut Stress
By Jeanne Whalen, Health & Wellness, The Wall Street Journal, 09/16/14
Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent
Technology executives limit their children’s screen time as Apple’s leader once did.
Seven Reasons to Not (always) Answer Your Child’s Questions
Teaching Is Not a Business
Parenting Lessons I Learned From a Waldorf Kindergarten.
Wed, Dec 17, 5:30 pm, Freeport Performing Arts Center, Freeport.
Fri, Dec 19, 11 am.
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
All are welcome!
12:30 Dismissal for Grades 1 - 12.
School Closed for Winter Break:
Mon, Dec 22 - Fri, Jan 2, School is closed for winter break. School resumes on Mon, Jan 5.
Tour of Grades 1 - 8:
Tues, Jan 13, 8-10:30 am, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport, Begins in Community Hall.
Tour of Grades 1-8.
An opportunity for adults to experience Waldorf education first-hand by observing our students & teachers in action.
This tour is for adults only. Please call 207-865-3900, ext. 103, to register.
Life after Waldorf :
Wed, Jan 14, 2:00 pm
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to hear our recent graduates speak about their post high school experiences.
Thurs, Jan 15, 7 pm, Community Hall
Tea & Play Session:
Tea & Play Sessions for Prospective Parents.
Fri, Jan 16, 9 - 10 am.
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Prospective parents: Bring your child, share
a cup of tea with us and learn more about our
programs for young children. Storytime at 9:30.
For more info & to register: 207.865.3900,
Ext 163 or