From the monthly archives: June 2011

Summer Solstice

On June 27, 2011 By


Dear Readers,

In the turn of the  year, we are in Saint John’s Tide or the time of Summer Solstice.

To celebrate, Christine Natale shares with us another of her beautiful fairy stories The Return of the Sun King in celebration of Mid-summer or Saint John’s tide.

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The Return of the Sun King

On June 27, 2011 By

Once upon a time, there was great sorrow among the fairy folk. Something had happened to the Fairy Queen, Titania. She had fallen asleep and would not wake up.

The winter had come, terribly cold and full of ice and snow. In the fairy wood, no fires were burning. The seed babies were […]

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There has been a buzz around the internet community  on the question of boys: boys in the classroom, boys and movement, boys and energy. Today,  I am excited to bring you an Interview and give away with Janet Allison. Janet is the author of Boys Alive! Bring Out Their Best as well as an […]

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Pease Porridge Hot

On June 18, 2011 By

Pease (clap both hands to thighs) porridge (clap own hands together) hot (clap partner’s hands),

Pease (clap both hands to thighs) porridge (clap own hands together) cold (clap partner’s hands),

Pease (clap thighs) porridge (clap own hands) in the (clap right hands only) […]

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I am very, very honored to introduce to you Eugene Schwartz, a longtime Waldorf teacher, Waldorf Teacher trainer, well known speaker, published author and parent,  as well as our Curriculum Through the Years columnist.

In the summertime Mr.  Schwartz offers Summer training for […]

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Peas if You Please

On June 17, 2011 By



Fresh peas are in season here in Vermont, crisp and sweet.

In honor of the sweet pea, we bring you a little finger play and a recipe for fresh pea and lettuce soup.




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Pea and Lettuce Soup

On June 17, 2011 By


Lettuce Eat Soup

I sometimes call this soup the mystery ingredient soup and ask guests to guess what the ingredients are. No one guesses lettuce. But lettuce it is. And delicious and just right for the moment when spring peas and lettuce are ripe and […]

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By Suzanne Down

I remember when summers were lazy days to ride bikes freely over the land, float boats in creeks with my brothers and swim like fishes in the cold water of the Atlantic.  My own children grew up in wilderness British Columbia on the large Kootenay Lake famous for its pristine glacier fed […]

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By David Sewell McCann

My eldest son was sitting stiffly in the dentist’s chair looking a little pale. The hygienist had just ticked through what was about to unfold and my boy wanted no part of it. He wished to be brave, however, and he locked his eyes on me and asked, “Can you […]

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American society has come a long way in a relatively short time, just the past half century really, toward breaking down many of the destructive social stereotypes that have curtailed individual freedom for centuries. Many hard and even fatal battles have been fought to free society from racial and sexual prejudice and stereotype. At a […]

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