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Forum: Waldorf   10-16-2015, 10:39 AM
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Posted By SarahSmith
Formal German and Spanish classes started in 1st...

Formal German and Spanish classes started in 1st grade, with some informal Spanish in kindergarten just because one of the kinder teachers happens to speak Spanish.
Forum: Waldorf   10-08-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By SarahSmith
Atlantic article on play

I thought I would share this recent article comparing the Finnish kindergarten/preschool experience to the US experience. It's not specifically about Waldorf, but the way the Finnish schools run is...
Forum: Waldorf   07-06-2015, 06:55 PM
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Posted By SarahSmith
I'm not sure about where you live, but where we...

I'm not sure about where you live, but where we live, Waldorf charter schools are becoming more and more popular. You might consider checking to see if that's an option around you popular
Forum: Waldorf   06-24-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By SarahSmith
I can't speak for every Waldorf school, but the...

I can't speak for every Waldorf school, but the one my children go to is very accepting of everyone. The sexual orientation of the parents makes no difference. My first grader has a friend with...
Forum: Waldorf   04-03-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,372
Posted By SarahSmith
I can't seem to understand what the above poster...

I can't seem to understand what the above poster is trying to say?
Forum: Waldorf   09-18-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By SarahSmith
It can definitely be tricky dealing with peers...

It can definitely be tricky dealing with peers and relatives outside of Waldorf who are reading more in the younger grades. Luckily, my boys haven't been too bothered by it. At a first grade meeting...
Forum: Waldorf   09-18-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By SarahSmith
I had only been aware of Waldorf in a vague...

I had only been aware of Waldorf in a vague sense. But then had a bad experience at my eldest son's public kinder, so began looking more seriously into various different private schools, including a...
Forum: Waldorf   08-04-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By SarahSmith
Well, since nobody else has answered, I'll chime...

Well, since nobody else has answered, I'll chime in. But I am, by no means, a Waldorf expert. I have 2 kids who go to a K-12 Waldorf school (1st and 3rd grade) and another who will likely start...
Forum: Waldorf   03-17-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,698
Posted By SarahSmith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by nenegoose http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1377068/help-waldorf-1st-grade-out-of-control#post_17297925)

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Forum: Waldorf   02-11-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,182
Posted By SarahSmith
Hi, I'm Sarah.  I'm mainly a lurker, but would...

Hi, I'm Sarah.  I'm mainly a lurker, but would love to see this board get more active, so I guess I had better start contributing as well. 
 
We are new to Waldorf as of last fall when my 6 yo son...
Forum: Waldorf   09-17-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,465
Posted By SarahSmith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Buzzbuzz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Waldorf   09-13-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,465
Posted By SarahSmith
Thank you for all the comments. As I hoped, you...

Thank you for all the comments. As I hoped, you all are helping me feel more comfortable.  
 
@Chloe B, For a variety of reasons, homeschooling is not an option for us; but it sounds like you have...
Forum: Waldorf   09-12-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,465
Posted By SarahSmith
We are brand new to Waldorf.  My 4 year old...

We are brand new to Waldorf.  My 4 year old started Kindergarten and 6 year old started 1st grade just last week. When I first heard of the Waldorf School, I was interested, but it was too far away...
Forum: Waldorf   04-15-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By SarahSmith
I thought I would update my situation.   After...

I thought I would update my situation.   After talking to some Waldorf families and visiting the school a few more times, we have decided to go for it.  We will start K and 1st grade in the fall. ...
Forum: Waldorf   02-07-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By SarahSmith
Thanks for all of your answers.  Zinemama, can...

Thanks for all of your answers.  Zinemama, can you tell me more about your experiences.  Did you continue to stay in the Waldorf school system?  Did you find you were more challenged in the higher...
Forum: Waldorf   02-01-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By SarahSmith
Thank you so much.  That was really helpful. ...

Thank you so much.  That was really helpful.  Thanks for taking the time to address all of my questions!!
Forum: Waldorf   02-01-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By SarahSmith
Hi, I'm brand new here and have spent the last...

Hi, I'm brand new here and have spent the last hour reading over some old threads. I'm wondering if any of you can offer some insight for the decision we have to make in the next few months.
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Forum: Waldorf   02-01-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By SarahSmith
Darn it, I'm brand new and already screwing up...

Darn it, I'm brand new and already screwing up with a double post.  Please ignore this one!
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