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day 3350: first day of third grade!

i’m not sure odin could be more excited to go back to school! he had a great first day. a sure sign that he’s in a waldorf school – he’s most excited about being able to work in his class knitting projects at home this year instead of feeling rushed to get them in class. […]

on getting sent back to first grade.

after the fire at organic valley headquarters, we’re still figuring out where the displaced folks are going to end up for an extended period of time. for a short period of time some of us ended up in odin’s waldorf school, which also used to be a the public school so it has the “feel” […]

Pleasant Ridge Organic Hot Lunch

Plesant Ridge Organic Hot Lunch from Gracie Hallberg-Cain on Vimeo. an alum of odin’s school, the pleasant ridge waldorf school, made this video on their all-organic-made-from-scratch hot lunch program for her senior project at the sister school youth initiative high school. it’s a remarkable video that shows the power of teaching children well about the […]

buy raffle tickets, enter to win great prizes and help odin get a new puppy!

update- 03.16.13: thanks to everyone who bought a ticket – we sold almost all of them this year! which means odin gets a puppy and you all helped support his wonderful school. thank you! we mailed everyone their ticket stubs this week, but you might not get them by the raffle drawing tonight depending on […]

day 3058: school assembly and stone soup!

friday school assembly is one of the many neat things about odin’s school. first thing in the morning, the kids all gather together in the gym and each grade take a turns performing a little play or song they’ve learned in front of the other grades and many parents who are able to attend. it’s […]

day 2979: first day of unicycle lessons!

right before we left for vacation we were walking by odin’s school playground and noticed a bunch of kids on unicycles. as it turns out, they’ve been having classes there every wednesday night over the summer and odin definitely thought it was something he’d really, really, really like to learn. and you know what? i’ve […]

day 2764: playing flute at school assembly.

odin’s school has a regular “all grade” assembly where the first through eighth classes perform a variety of artistic endeavors in front of the whole school and assembled parents. this week, odin’s class played an orchestrated flute song. in addition to the general awesomeness of seeing him play orchestrated music, it struck what an ingenious […]

day 2645: on conquering fear and doubt and casting dragons out.

odin went to sleep repeating the refrain sung by the entire school in the michaelmas assembly: When within I conquer fear and doubt / michael in heaven casts the dragon out! he said he wasn’t afraid in the slightest bit about standing up and singing in front of the whole school and all the parents. […]

A Sunny Gift from Miss Shannon Blooms.

on the Last Day of Kindergarten his teach, Miss Shannon, gave odin the The Gift of a Sunflower Seed. it’s now in full bloom in our garden and it makes me realize i want more sunflowers. many more sunflowers. they make me smile. we should be good to go since each head contains 1,000 to […]

day 2518: The Last Day of the Last Year of Kindergarten.

sigh. the day finally arrived. odin’s last day of kindergarten. a bittersweet day to be sure. of course, odin is nothing but excited because not only is it the last day of school, but the Summer Birthday Kids also collectively celebrate their birthdays. the parents of the Summer Birthday Kids are also excited because they […]

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