Finding Lightness in the Dark

VWS Winter Wonder Chalk Drawing by Christina Price

Finding Lightness in the Dark During the autumn term, our children transitioned from the long, care free days of summer to the order and and structure of fall. Some adapted to beginning schooling for the first time, while others have returned for another year; their bedtimes are earlier, and perhaps they are learning to balance homework with extra-curricular activities; they

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Thoughts on Advent from years gone by

Thoughts on Advent from years gone by Advent Festival Jeff Feldman One of the most important aspects of a Waldorf education is the celebration of festivals. In our modern, urban lives, it becomes perhaps even more important to highlight nature’s key transitional points as ways of reminding us that, in spite of how it may seem, we are not separate

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3rd Candle of Advent

Vancouver Waldorf School | Gnome Garden | Advent

3rd Candle of Advent The third light of Advent is the light of beasts– All await the birth, from the greatest and in least. photo credit:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Liesel_16-12-2012_3._Advent.jpg

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The Advent Spiral

Vancouver Waldorf School | Gnome Garden | Advent

The Advent Spiral The Advent Spiral is a tradition for children in the younger grades at the Vancouver Waldorf School. The room will be darkened and filled with a mood of wonder and quiet anticipation. Cedar boughs are laid out to create a spiral with a lit candle in the centre. Interspersed along the edges of the spiral path are golden

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