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Grandparents & Special Friends Day

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Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Join Ithaca Waldorf School for Grandparents & Special Friends Day
Friday, May 5, 2017 • 8:30 am for a beautiful morning of exploring, visiting, and sharing. 


Breakfast buffet for Grandparents & Special Friends in the Main Lobby
Brief tours of the classrooms during Main Lesson
(escorted by the Director and Administrative Staff)

Grades String Ensemble (Lobby)

Grades Classes dance around the Maypole (Great Playground)

Early Childhood dance around the Maypole (Great Playground)

Building Expansion Blessing - with Board President, David Whitmore
Grades Recess

11:00 – 12:20
Glimpses of Waldorf Learning: Handwork, Music, Farming, Spanish…Choose up to four presentations (20 minutes each) that interest you!

  • Music - (Ms. Lesser) walk through the IWS music curriculum (MP Room)
  • Spanish – (Professora Marraccini) - experience the rich tradition of language arts in a Waldorf Spanish mini-lesson (Peach Blossom Classroom)
  • The Great Build! – learn from Board Vice-President and Project Coordinator about our growing, expanding school
  • Farm/Land Stewardship – (Dr. Butler) – hear how the activities at the Three Swallows Farm provide dynamic learning opportunities (Library)
  • Tour the Farm (weather permitting) led by 4th /5th grade students (Deck)
  • Handwork (Ms. Gray) – self-guided tour of handwork (MP Room)

12:25  Closing Thanks – David Whitmore, IWS Board President (Lobby)

Later Event: May 6