Experiencing Eurythmy

I wanted to let you all know what an amazing and wondrous experience it was to attend Ashley Parker’s eurythmy workshop for adults.  If you have not met her, she is truly a special person.  And do you know how sometimes you can make a one-pot meal — it has all the nutrition and food groups in one tidy pot?  That is how eurythmy is.  You are moving your body, and yet you are also fascinated with the ideas behind what you are doing, and inspired by the wisdom it holds and the connection it gives you with other people and ultimately the loving forces of the universe.

For part of the time, we got to experience one of the things she leads the kindergarten children in.  She said she would be willing to do another workshop with more of a focus on what she does with the grades, so please let me know if you are interested, and I will share that with her.  It is a tremendous opportunity to get to do this with her, so I really really hope we can get enough people!!!  Toni, could you also share this information about euurythmy with the first grade parents?

Ashley also said she is planning to lead a workshop on speech this coming Monday at 7.  (She is currently studying speech, having completed her eurythmy training).  It sounds really fascinating as well.  I tend to think that anything that she is offering will be full of beauty and wisdom.

Warmest regards, everyone,
Joan

Third Grade Shelter Building

It was beautiful spending the morning with the 3rd graders. When we first arrived at the shelter building site, The chipmunk tribe (Fiona, Krista and Jasper) realized their structure had been compromised by someone or something. They were devastated. There were even tears. This picture shows Ms. Mansuri helping to build back their morale. She told them to use their sadness and anger to rebuild. They did it! The eagle tribe offered many words of encouragement and congratulated them at the end. They all worked together so

beautifully!! It was such a pleasure watching them learn these valuable life lessons.

~ Carrie Beresford

 

 

 

 

The Eagle Tribe:

“Native Americans made shelters so they were safe from storms and danger.  It was hard for the Eagles (my tribe), but it was awesome.”                                                                             ~ Camila

 

 

 

 

 

“I built a shelter with Noah, Camila, and of course, me.  We made the skeleton of the shelter.  Then we put on the vines and leaves and other stuff.  Then we made a kitchen with berries and stuff.  It is fun!”   ~ Tess

 

 “My shelter is very nice and very dark.  My shelter looks like a tipi.”                                                                                 ~ Noah

 

 

The Chipmunk Tribe:

“My shelter was knocked down when I got to the park.  I cried, but Jasper and Krista and I rebuilt it again and made it more beautiful.”                                                                               ~ Fiona

“My shelter is like a Native American’s house.  Our house is coming along nicely.  It’s kind of like a beaver’s dam.  It has lots of vegetation and sticks.”                                                                                 ~ Japer

“The shelter is awesome!  It was frustrating when the shelter fell down!”   ~ Krista