Teaching first grade at the Waldorf school, I visited with dragons and elves, fairies, giants, gnomes, and all the mythical creatures that our ancestors in the very early days described in stories they told one another. The Waldorf curriculum framework was designed to support children as they retrace the human journey into literacy. Fairy tales,…READ MORE >
A New Book with a message from our deep and distant human past: The Shoemaker and the Elves, presented by Leni Smith Covington.
Once upon a time it happened, when indeed did it not happen, a teacher telling a fairy tale to a class at school was deeply touched by the power of the story. She saw it in the eyes of the children, and she felt it in her own heart. That experience awakened her interest in…READ MORE >
Getting Out the Word
Letters, the foundation of our literacy, the beginnings of our intellectual technology, lead the way in the study of history and art, traditions of the intellectual life of people on earth. The western Roman alphabet, A to Z, reached a design pinnacle with 23 letters in second century Rome. For 2000 years the identifying shape,…READ MORE >
A Visit to Panther Peak Bindery
Mark Andersson greeted us at the door of Panther Peak Bindery, smiling a welcome as we pulled into the parking yard of his workshop. We emerged from vehicles, a seventh grade class from the Tucson Waldorf School, driven and accompanied by four adults, already enjoying our field trip of exploration having just driven through a…READ MORE >