The Bulletin

Waldorf Thunder Athletics

Friday, January 2011

From Coach Cameron Morrison—

Middle School Boys’ Home Basketball Game Tuesday, February 1st

Come cheer their last home game of this season. The boys have played very hard, giving maximum effort at every practice and game. As a reward for their continued commitment to their craft, it would be great to fill the gym with enthusiastic cheering fans for the last home game. After this game, the teams go on the road for the final two contests before the tournament starts, so let’s cheer them on at home before they head into a difficult stretch to end the season.

What: Final Middle School boys’ home basketball game
Where: Waldorf Gym (The ‘Thunder’ Dome)
When: Tuesday, February 1st at 4PM (JV) and 5PM (Varsity)
Why: To reward the teams for a great season!

Middle School Girls’ Basketball Makes a Comeback Win

The middle school girls’ basketball team ended the week on a high note with an exhilarating win over Ancona. The team was able to overcome an 8 point deficit. This was the first win over a tough Ancona team in many years. What a great effort by the team; Go Thunder!

Individual Athletes:

The news coming out of the pool is that Keven Henley is training hard with his Evanston club team. He is looking forward to racing in the Illinois High School Association sectional meet which takes place at Evanston High School Saturday, Feb. 19.

Class Field Trips

Tuesday, January 2011

Class field trips are an integral component of the Waldorf class curriculum. They allow for the direct observation, participation and immersion that is the hallmark of education by DOING.

Here are just a few examples of this year’s field trips…

The 2nd grade will be traveling to Glastonbury Farm on June 1, 2, & 3rd to learn about herbs, goat’s milk and animals in a farm setting.

The 3rd grade will visit the Angelic Organics Farm to learn about Community-Supported Agriculture and roll up their sleeves to participate in Biodynamic Farming.

The 4th grade just returned from their visit to Camp Edwards where they studied animal tracks and habitats and enjoyed the invigorating winter landscape with ice skating and sledding activities.

The 5th grade will be competing in athletic events with numerous other students from Mid-western region Waldorf Schools in the Pentathlon that is hosted annually in Heartland, Wisconsin.

Consult with your teacher and room parents to learn the details of your child’s class field trip. Volunteer parent chaperones are usually needed for each class trip.

The Presence of Colorful Classrooms

Monday, January 2011

One of the most noticeable distinguishing markers of a Waldorf classroom is the complex profusion of colors, textures and imagery in the room. From the weekly watercolor paintings that adorn the walls to the students’ handwork, beeswax sculptures, and carefully crafted, self-authored, hand- illustrated textbooks, the Waldorf classroom is alive with evidence of the student’s creative process.

A Day in the life of a student…

Monday, January 2011

Students interact with each other outside of the building. Getting to play outdoors is an essential component of the child’s developmental growth. Dexterity, hand-eye coordination & balance, individual and group strategy games, running, and jumping—in fact all physical interactions—are essential components of social learning, child development and contextual communication literacy.

Welcome to Chicago Waldorf's sound of THUNDER!

Monday, January 2011

Welcome to the Chicago Waldorf School. The “sound of THUNDER” is our school’s weekly blog-based newsletter and focal point for information about school-related activities and messages. We are initiating this school community blogsite to share the local neighborhood and weekly school sponsored events and communications that allow our students, and their families to connect to the school and engage in its varied activities.

If you have questions about any of these events, or posts, please  contact Jason Greenberg at jgreenberg@chicagowaldorf.org