The Creative Word

This article is reprinted from the Spring 1991 Cascadence, later printed in the December/ January 1998-99 New Tidings (an EWS publication), written by LeeAnn Ernandes. She is one of the founding members of our school community and has taught here …

Brain Development and the Arts

Thanks to our friends at the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America for this report. Recently, Johns Hopkins University sponsored a one-day Roundtable on Arts and the Brain, based on a report released by the Dana Foundation that demonstrates …

The Rose Ceremony

Each school year at the Eugene Waldorf School begins and ends with a Rose Ceremony. In the fall, at our welcome assembly, it is the role of the new eighth graders to present roses to the budding first graders as …

Storytelling and Puppet Shows

Storytelling in Waldorf Early Childhood Classrooms In Waldorf Schools, children swim in a sea of stories everyday; fairy tales, legends, myths, or biographical stories, depending on the age and developmental level of the children. Waldorf teachers deliver lessons to the …

Theater and Drama in our school

In Waldorf schools one highlight of the year is a play that emerges in each class from the curriculum. Every child in the class participates, uniting the class artistically and socially. The art of articulation and expressive speech demands the …

Shepherd’s Play

Each December the Oberufer Shepherd’s Play is performed for EWS students and friends by our faculty and staff. The name Oberufer Play applies not only to The Shepherd’s play, but also to a Paradise Play and a Three Kings Play. …