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Blog: The Light of Aurora

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AWS Blog:The Light of Aurora

Our school song, The Light of Aurora, inspired the name of our school Blog. May the light of wisdom embodied in Waldorf education shine out into our community!


Life Skills Learned in Gym Class (8th-grade requirements and how they develop the capacities of strength, stamina, perseverance, and resilience)

Life Skills Learned in Gym Class (8th-grade requirements and how they develop the capacities of strength, stamina, perseverance, and resilience)

Formal movement classes at Aurora Waldorf School start in first grade and continue through eighth grade. Each class begins with playful games taught through stories and songs in lo...
Nov 14, 2022
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A Window Into a Teacher’s Summer Work: Preparing the Story Curriculum

A Window Into a Teacher’s Summer Work: Preparing the Story Curriculum

I completed Sunbridge Institute’s Grade Two and Three online courses this summer. These courses not only outline the curriculum for the grades I am preparing to teach, but they con...
Aug 30, 2022
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An 8th-Grade Teachers Reflections

An 8th-Grade Teachers Reflections

Receive the children in reverence,Educate them in love,And set them forth in freedom.-Rudolf SteinerAs Waldorf teachers, we are guided daily by this verse in all our interactions w...
Jun 21, 2022
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Why We Create Opportunities for Risky Play

Why We Create Opportunities for Risky Play

I invite you to think back to your fondest memories of playing as a young child. Where were the adults while you were playing? For many of us, childhood play was when we interacted...
May 23, 2022
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The Gift of Storytelling

The Gift of Storytelling

Waldorf students are immersed in stories from early childhood through adolescence. In the early years they hear simple nature stories that gradually transition to fairy tales. Late...
Apr 20, 2022
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