Class 7-8 Mandarin Class Calligraphy

This year’s students are the first to experience Mandarin as a foreign language class at Ashwood. This subject is a pilot program for us, and so far students are loving the language as well as the artistic work involved.

Class 7-8 Sistine Chapel Exercise

To complement their studies of the Italian Renaissance, Class 7-8 is getting a feel for what it was like for Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Their assignment: to draw a detail of “God Creating Adam” on a piece of paper taped to the...

Class 7-8 Fan Filter Boxes

Class 7-8 participated in a very local community service project this week—building new filter boxes for the fans that help keep Ashwood’s indoor air cleaner. 

Class 3-4 Agricultural Arts

Class 3-4 visited Erickson Fields Preserve for their Agricultural Arts class with Ms. Swan. They harvested 400 pounds of potatoes and pulled in all of the rest of the green and occasional red peppers.

Class 3-4 Field Trip to Mook Sea Farm

Class 3 – 4’s first block of the year was Maine geography, history, and industries. Lessons were enriched with field trips to explore and view Maine geography, discover Maine’s rich history, and witness some of Maine’s major industries in action!

Class 7-8 Platonic Solids

Class 7-8 made bubble wands out of wire or wood in the shape of three of the Platonic solids: cube, tetrahedron, and octahedron. We found that each of the shapes, when dipped in bubble solution, formed a tiny double version of itself.

Picnic Tables

Over the course of the spring, class 3, 4, 5, measured lengths and angles, cut boards, fastened, and weather-proofed two early childhood-sized picnic tables. Each student had a chance to learn and practice each skill and could measure, cut, hammer and drive screws...

Bridge Crossing 2022

Our early childhood classes’ resilience was tested again on the days of the bridge crossing festival. The faculty had planned for it to be outside in the back of the building. Weather reports were ominous enough a day or two before the event to allow...

Pentathlon Pride

On Friday, May 20th, the fifth graders promenaded from the grade school building to their awaiting “chariot,” past cheering and banner-holding schoolmates as they headed off for the 27th annual Maine Waldorf Schools Pentathlon at the Maine Coast Waldorf School in...

Puppet Play

Puppet Play in Early ChildhoodA spare decor made with colorful cloths and a few props from nature (a branch, a rock, a pine cone) is pleasing to the eye. The gentle moving of simple puppets or marionettes (with very few features) in the pleasing colorful world allows...