The City School Blog

Grade 6 Archery

Posted on 18 Mar 2014
Archery Practice Mr. Lewis has been taking the 6th graders to an Archery practice ground each week in preparation for the Medieval Games April 2nd which will be hosted this year at Pasadena Waldorf School. 6th grades from all the SoCal Waldorf schools will be coming together to partic

St.Valentine’s Day Benefit Tea and Concert

Posted on 05 Feb 2014
Don’t miss the annual Valentines Day Music Recital!  Faculty, Parents and Students join together to provide an afternoon of musical entertainment, bake sale goodies and more! Thursday February 13th at 3:00PM in the auditorium is this year’s benifit.  Open to the public! Th

Santa Lucia Day

Posted on 30 Jan 2014
At The City School our second graders celebrate Santa Lucia Day in the traditional way!  The day before Santa Lucia Day you will find them hard at work mixing the bread dough and getting ready to bake.  On Santa Lucia Day they take their delicious bread to all of the students in the s

Winter Waldorf Traditions

Posted on 23 Jan 2014
The Waldorf Winter nature table features crystals and stones. On February 2nd we reach the midway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equanox.  This occasion is marked by the ancient holiday of Candlemas and is celebrated by some Waldorf Schools.  Candlemas is recognized

Experience Waldorf Day 2014

Posted on 21 Jan 2014
Experience Waldorf Day is a chance for Adults and Parents to experience a school day in a Waldorf school.  They will have a tour of Waldorf Grades going from Kindergarten circle to Middle school Science! Details: March 8th, 2014 10AM to 2PM Cost: $8 Materials Fee (Free to current City

St. Nicholas Day Traditions!

Posted on 05 Dec 2013
Saint Nicholas Day Waldorf Schools celebrate the holiday of Saint Nicholas day! Saint Nicholas is an archetypal figure of wisdon, and a forerunner of Santa Claus, whose name is obviously an adaptation of St. Nicholas.  Santa is a more of an earth-bound figure who lives in the North Po

Simple Christmas

Posted on 03 Dec 2013
With Christmas coming, it is a good time to reflect on how you choose to celebrate the holiday with your children. Sometimes how you want to celebrate, and how you end up celebrating are two different things.  It is very easy to start out the season with the intention of simplicity, r

Happy Thanksgiving from The City School!

Posted on 27 Nov 2013
  Happy Thanksgiving!  Enjoy this fall nature table from Ms. Kayti’s Kindy!

Martinmas 2013

Posted on 21 Nov 2013
Martinmas Lantern Walk Last week our Waldorf school celebrated Martinmas, a holiday which occurs when the days begin to grow dark very early.  Waldorf schools use Martinmas to celebrate the idea that though the days grow dark, we carry our inner light.  In the second grade, while the

Grade 4 studies the Cuttlefish

Posted on 21 Nov 2013
In Waldorf Curriculum the Fourth Grade studies Zoology and how humans differ from animals.  The Zoology block starts with pointing out that human beings have three parts: the head, the trunk and the limbs. Once the children understand this concept they are introduced to different anim

Adventures in Waldorf Toy Making: Make your own Modeling Beeswax

Posted on 08 Oct 2013
Making your own Modeling Beeswax Yesterday, after a year of thinking about doing it… I did it!  I had a block of Beeswax sitting in my craft drawer, some broken soy crayons and I figured I was halfway there.  Here’s how… Ingredients: Olive Oil Lanolin (bought it at t

Happy Fall from The City School

Posted on 26 Sep 2013
The classrooms are all decked out for Fall, there is a brisk wind blowing and Michaelmas is just around the corner. HAPPY FALL!

After School Enrichment for Parents and Kids

Posted on 12 Sep 2013
After School at the City School we periodically are the home to several wonderful Enrichment opportunities for both Kids and Parents!  Throughout the year we have a Waldorf Book Group, Crafting classes, Anthroposophical discussions and more! While parents enjoy Book Club and crafting,

A Few of my Kids favorite Waldorf Toys

Posted on 13 Aug 2013
Great Waldorf Toys I was compiling a list of wonderful Waldorf Books and it occurred to me that I should do the same for great Waldorf Kids toys. When I was first introduced to Waldorf, I went to this very expensive Waldorf toy store in my town, and spent about $50 on a small toy wood