“The children have been hearing of a man named Nicholas who once lived on the Earth. He dedicated much of his life to helping others. One day he heard that far in the West there was a big town and all the people of that town had to suffer hunger. He asked of his servants who loved him to bring the fruits of their gardens and the fruits of their fields to still the hunger of the people of the town.
In class the children have sewn little felt slippers in preparation for the journey St. Nicholas still continues to take today.
On Tuesday morning the children were surprised to find their slippers were filled with clementines, golden acorns, and little honey cakes.
This is a tradition the children look forward to year after year.”
St. Nicholas Day is traditionally celebrated December 6.
7 p.m., Fireplace Area, second floor
Deborah Renna, simplicity parenting coach, will lead this discussion of how to use the extraordinary power of less to raise calmer, happier, and more secure kids. The discussion will draw upon the book "Simplicity Parenting" by Kim John Payne. Co-sponsored by the library and the Waldorf School of Princeton.
The Waldorf School of Princeton was delighted to welcome 300 children and their families on October 30 for a fright-free, wondrous and beautiful event. The Halloween Walk is organized every year and gives families an opportunity to experience the magic and the mystery of the fall season as dusk falls.
It is always nice to see the Waldorf School of Princeton's educational approach validated in the news media. This recent article in the Wall Street Journal discusses why handwriting is still an ability worth developing and honing. At the Waldorf School of Princeton, a student's handwriting is an important part of his or her work throughout each grade school year. While form drawing in first and second grade has several purposes, among these is preparation for cursive writing which is taught in third grade. Calligraphy is included in the sixth grade curriculum.
On Thursday morning October 21 and November 18, the Waldorf School of Princeton invites parents and their children ages 2 – 5 to sample an early childhood class at our school at 1062 Cherry Hill Road. For more information and to rsvp, contact email@example.com or 609-466-1970 x115.