In the preschool class, week of September 16th to 20th, 2019.

We had a very busy week and the children have now entered into the pace of the classroom and know a little more about the routines of the days. We started the week celebrating Chase Birthday. It was the first Birthday celebration of the year. We sat in acircle and listen to our special birthday…

In the pre-k class last week – Sept. 9th to 13th, 2019.

Our first full week began with a combination of new and old experiences.  Ms. Scalera set up a weaving frame in the lower playground.  Both classes enjoyed this time together tearing fabric strips and choosing colors to weave.  It was a great opportunity to build new friendships, renew old friendships and improve our hand-eye coordination…

Celebrating Waldorf 100!

This Thursday, September 19th, marks the 100th anniversary of the first Waldorf school. In 1919, the children of the employees of the Waldorf-Astoria Company in Stuttgart, Germany, began their schooling under the direction of the Austrian educator and philosopher, Rudolf Steiner. The school flourished and other schools were soon created under Steiner’s model of education….

In the preschool class this week – Sept. 9th to 13th, 2019.

This week in preschool we explored the outdoors walking along the nature trails. The children are enjoying finding different items in the woods such as pine cones and acorns. The children also have been learning about different textures on the trees. First, we felt a tree that had shelf mushrooms and we discovered it was…

This week at Cairn Hill: Sept 4th to 6th, 2019

Welcome back to Cairn Hill Nature preschool! We are so happy to be back for our third year! One big change this fall is that we have two classrooms! We have been busy discovering our new spaces and meeting new friends. We have started to learn about our daily rhythms and routines. We also explored…

This week at Cairn Hill June 17th to June 21st, 2019

Rain, rain go away come back another day! This has been our special song this week. We still spent a lot of time outside. We have combined our number and shape hunt in one. In the back playground, each of the children had to find their name tag and had a number and a shape…

This week at Cairn Hill June 10th to June 14th, 2019

We started our week with our number hunt in the back playground, everybody running around finding their numbers or exchanging them until we had them all in our wooden number box. Right after that, we took a long walk in the forest. We could take the time to explore the stream. On Tuesday we continued…

APPLE CAKE RECIPE

 APPLE CAKE RECIPE 2 cups of SUGAR 1 ¼ cups OLIVE OIL 2 EGGS 3 cups FLOUR 1 tsp. BAKING SODA 1 tsp. SALT 2 tsp. CINNAMON 3 cups DICED APPLES Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put all ingredients into one large bowl. Mix with your hands as you would a meatloaf, gently but thoroughly;…

This week at Cairn Hill June 3rd to June 7th 2019

It has been quite a busy week at school. This week we welcomed a new student. He is just 3 years old and will be with us on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Welcome! We spent a lot of time outside and have started planting our garden. We planted lettuce and Swiss chard in pots and we…

This week at Cairn Hill May 28th to May 31st, 2019.

This week was a short week, and like every week we had a good time. We have been exploring our bodies and wanted to have the children make an art project with shapes since we have been working on that topic for a few weeks. We invited children to represent someone by gluing shapes on…