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Time:11:08 am
 Hello, all
 We have CC parents community in Ivanovo( Russia) and it's really good to have Waldorf  child-garden here. Now we are ready to create Waldorf school and need to assistance. We have a base to do it and a lot of faith and inspiration. We'll planing to start at 2011.
We are looking for the  Waldorf school teacher ( 10 child 6-7 years) and really grateful for all ideas and proposals. 
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Subject:Hello, I'm new!
Time:07:08 am
Hello,

I am Sally, 27 years of age and I'm studying to become a class teacher in Witten-Annen, Germany. I already studied at university and have a degree in Japanese and Sociology, but then found that I really won't be happy unless I work with children. My uncle is a Waldorf school teacher and so when I was asked by my mothers boyfriend about this kind of carrer, it was like "Duh, why didn't I think of that before? It is perfect!"

I immediately enrolled at Witten-Annen and so far only met kindness and positive feedback. My first internship starts in a week and I'm very excited - I will assist a 4th grade class teacher - we met yesterday and she was very nice. I can't wait!!

I never attended a Waldorf school, but always thought that if I ever had any children, I'd send them to one. And now I'm becoming a Waldorf class teacher *squee*

I think this suffices for a first entry - I hope to make some friends here in this community ^.^

Greetings,

Sally
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Subject:Rudolf Steiner Institute Summer 2009
Time:01:21 pm
Did you ever go to a Waldorf/Steiner school? The Rudolf Steiner Institute, July 5-25 outside Boston, is now offering a 50% fee reduction to former Waldorf students ages 18-35. This is part of our mission to aid and encourage young people to participate in the Institute’s social community and in its wide-ranging one and two-week classes. With an eye to human values and spiritual insight, internationally renowned instructors offer a choice of nearly thirty courses in: Spiritual Inquiry, Science and Spirit, Education and Parenting, and Creativity and the Arts. Family and children friendly, the Rudolf Steiner Institute is a community of independent thinkers and seekers. Come to RSI to deepen your understanding of the world, connect with kindred spirits and explore new visions and opportunities for the future. Visit www.steinerinstitute.org for complete information and course listings. Email the Registrar at reg@steinerinstitute.org or call 410-358-0050 for details on the Waldorf alumni youth offer.


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Subject:A Bit Worried...
Time:08:18 pm
Hello all,
I am currently an undergraduate History major, who will most likely be going on next year to get my masters in education with a concentration in Waldorf education. I have one thing that is making me a bit apprehensive about the idea of being a Waldorf teacher and that is Main Lesson Blocks.

My general fear is that while I excel in history and english and other such humanities subjects (my college degrees are in history and women's studies), I struggled myself through most of my schooling in math and science. While I am sure I am capable of teaching basic math, as my students get older I fear I would not be able to help them.

I know that not everyone is good at everything, so this much have posed a paradox for many teachers (or teacher wannabe's like me!), does anyone have any advice on easing that fear?

Thank You!!
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Time:06:24 pm
We started Arithmetic Boot Camp today in 4th grade, which is basically a quick and intense review of addition, multiplication, subtraction and division which is meant to bring my students up to speed and review everything they forgot over the summer so that we can move on to fractions. We're making our own Arithmetic Reference Books so that they can use them later on this year to refer to whenever they forget how to do something. I'm even teaching them cool words like 'addend' and 'sum' and 'multiplicand' and 'product' and 'subtrahend' and 'divisor' so they can feel SUPERSMART.

We are drilling our multiplication facts like crazy, forwards and backwards too!

I have a couple of smart (and some smart-alecky) boys though, one of whom asked (in front of the class) in a slightly superior voice if he HAD to make a reference book because he already knew everything he needed to know about fourth grade mathematics in his head and he wasn't going to forget.

So. I need a challenge for these couple. It's true about a few of them, although I wouldn't have been quite so cocky -- that particular student got 100% on the 3rd grade state math test last year and also 100% on the pre-assessment I gave the first day of fourth grade. Any good challenges/extensions anyone can think of while we review the next few days? Besides just doing similar problems with larger numbers?
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Subject:Translucent Paper Star
Time:11:15 am
Hi friends!

Does anyone remember making those translucent paper stars? Where does one find the paper to make these in the real world? I've searched on the internets and all I can find is vellum. This paper is different than vellum, I am sure.
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Subject:Reading Issues from a concerned Grandmother
Time:10:16 am
Hi all,
My nine year old grandson is in the 3rd grade and cannot read at all.  Most of his other classmates are already reading.  He's very smart and wants to read.  I don't have any experience with Waldorf education and am worried that this will have a permanent effect on his life.  My grandson has been read to  practically from birth and loves stories and each day is filled with reading.  Sometimes he will try read a word or two but most times it's guessing a word from its context.

I know reading is not like learning to walk. It doesn't happen by osmosis and requires lots of practice, reading out loud, instruction in grammar, spelling etc. When does this happen in a Waldorf School?

Can anyone share their experiences with learning to read at a Waldorf school. Thanks so much...

A worried Grandmother
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Time:06:26 am
Is anyone in this community in Boulder, CO??
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Subject:good books for 3rd graders?
Time:11:13 pm
I will be working at a Waldorf methods charter school this year -- it's my first year, and the school's first year, and I'm teaching 3rd grade. As you probably know, Waldorf schools traditionally start teaching reading later than public schools do, but as we are a public school we are held to state standards and testing, and 3rd grade is a huge benchmark year!

I have several students coming out of private Waldorf schools who read below grade level. I will be doing literature circles in the afternoons and would love recommendations for books that 3rd graders would like but that would be appropriate for emerging and transitional readers. Also, books that are multicultural or feature main characters that are not white. And any books appropriate for 3rd grade!
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Time:10:33 pm
Hello All ! 
A Lifer here from Waldorf School in Garden City NY. ( Graduated in '99)The experience was/is amazing. The more I talk about it with my friends who did not attend, the more magical I see the expereince was. So many of the lessons and creativity that I was exposed to radiates to my current career and greatly impacts my work with people. I am so blessed to have had the experience!
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