Kindergarten

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For this age, our primary goal is to support our families. We can do this primarily through parent education, fostering connections within the community, sending home activity kits, and helping our families establish rhythms that include spending time in nature to support their whole family through this period, including parents’ need to continue working from home.  

We have categorized the resources into three groups:

 

Steadfast I stand in the world
With certainty I tread the path of life
Love I cherish in the core of my being
Hope I carry into every deed
Confidence I imprint upon my thinking
These five lead me to my goal
These five lead me to my existence.

Rudolf Steiner

The healthy social life is found
When in the mirror of each human soul
The whole community finds its reflection
And when in the community
The strength of each one is living.

Rudolf Steiner

Resources

Helpful Transition Songs

Come follow me along

Come follow me along,
Take my hand and join the song,
Follow, follow, follow, follow,
On our merry way we go.

Listen Here

 

Clean up song
Let us come together,
Putting things away,
Tomorrow, tomorrow
 again we will play.

Listen Here

 

Articles & Information

In Difficult Times: How Do I Find and Create Goodness for My Children? – by Susan Weber
In difficult times such as these it is not easy to feel the goodness in life. In an external crisis, our urge is often to listen and see the news and to share our feelings with other adults. As a consequence, it is easy for the children around us to be exposed to things that they cannot understand, to become fearful about situations they will never see and cannot change even if we think that the media or adult conversations are not attended to by the children. Read More

 

Recipes

Kindergarten Heart Bread filled with love from me to you

 

2 cups spelt or whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup water  (sometimes less depending on the flour. I use spelt in the kindergarten but I used to use whole wheat.)   

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a cookie pan.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it is pea-sized.
  3. Add water to the flour mixture and stir just until all the ingredients are moistened and the dough has come together similar to cookie dough. Do it slowly some days I don’t use much water other days more.  Kneed until the dough has a smooth surface. Lightly oil or butter the pan like you would for cookies, or use parchment paper.  
  4. Place the dough onto the prepared pan, with a rolling pin roll it out to be about 2 “ thick. Then with your hands shape the edges to form a heart shape. With a butter knife I press (draw) into the centre of the big dough heart a smaller heart about 4 inches wide. The children and I then use a fork and prick the dough raying out from the small centre heart (like the sun’s rays) . 1 inch spaces between the rays so later when the bread is done you can break off sections between the fork pricks.  
  5. Bake in the centre of the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and let cool on a rack in the pan for 10 minutes. Then remove the bread from the pan and serve in wedges. We usually leave the heart in the centre to be eaten later or last.  We never cut into the middle heart until we have finished everything else.

 



Miss Moni’s Muffins

2 cups Spelt flour or Whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking flour
¼ cp. Organic sugar or 2 ripe bananas or ½ cup apple sauce
1 egg /or 2 tsp. Ground flax seed soaked in water
I squeezed orange
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup water
2 tbsp. Melted butter  / or coconut oil or other mild tasting oil

Mix wet ingredients together in medium size bowl
Mix dry ingredients together in large bowl
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, stir gently just making ingredients wet
Pour into greased muffin tins
Bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven at 350 degrees celsius

 

 

Get In Touch

Contact your class teacher if you have any questions or requests regarding Distance Education during COVID-19.

 

MONIKA WILDEMANN – Chickadee Hollow
monika.wildemann@waldorfns.org

KAITLIN BROWN – Robin’s Nest
kaitlin.brown@waldorfns.org

MARGARET FORSEY – Parent and Tot
parent.and.tot@waldorfns.org