During the 5th grade, Waldorf students study ancient greek culture, myth and history. As part of this experience, they practice the 5 events of the classic pentathlon - running, jumping (long jump), discus, javelin, and wrestling. The Otto Specht 5th Graders will engage in friendly competition with several other area Waldorf School 5th graders. Each student will participate in all 5 events. Event takes place at the Great Barrington Waldorf School.
Come out to celebrate the Spring, support our school, and help the development and expansion of our outdoor programming, including maintaining our farm and gardens, sending the 3rd grade to Hawthorne Valley Farm, and creating our new Equine Therapy program! CLICK HERE for more!
The Green Meadow High School Basketball Teams (Green Meadow and Otto Specht students) will take on the faculty of the Green Meadow Waldorf School and the Otto Specht School. Girls/Women's game at 4:00pm followed by the Boys/Men's game. Come out for some hearty cheering and maybe a couple of laughs! Free Tuesday entertainment!!!
Location: Green Meadow Gymnasium
Dr. Lakshmi Prasanna and Michael Kokinos will speak about their work with children on the autism spectrum. In recognizing the global increase in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and considering the many complex and often controversial questions surrounding ASD, Dr. Prasanna and Mr. Kokinos nevertheless keep the individuals affected at the center of their work. While children on the spectrum do have unique needs, they also provide us the opportunity to deepen our relationship to what it means to be human. In our modern life, governed as we are by institutionalized systems of education and medicine we need to regain this deeper aspect of being human. This is a topic for everyone. Please Come!
Location: Fellowship Community Goethe Room
Suggested Donation: $25
Waldorf Early Childhood conference with keynote speakers Dr. Lakshmi Prasanna and Michael Kokinos. Registration open and tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. Vendor area open to all in the Green Meadow Gymnasium. Come visit our Otto Specht School booth on Saturday for hand-made items from our students and our parent handwork group!
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A weekend workshop on the foundations and fundamentals of Waldorf Education from early childhood through high school with instructors Anna Silber, Melissa Merkling, Harlan Gilbert, and Laura Radefeld.
Open to all, but especially relevant for new and prospective Waldorf community members (teachers, parents, grandparents, staff, board members) and lovers of education, our popular Waldorf Weekend workshop is designed to provide an in-depth and experiential survey of the basis and the basics of Waldorf Education.
Cost: $220 (includes Saturday snacks and meals and $25 non-refundable registration fee)
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