Whatcom Hills Blog

  1. DIY Frozen Suncatchers!

    03 Mar 2021
    Looking for a fun activity during the chilly weather? These beautiful frozen suncatchers are simple to make, and come together with just a few home tools & natural treasures from your yard or woods. Try adding birdseed and see who flies in for a treat! What You’ll Need: WaterContainer to…

  2. Black Lives Matter in Waldorf Early Childhood

    13 Feb 2021
    Before midwinter break, our Early Childhood teachers attended a wonderful conference by the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America, entitled: TOWARD A KINDER, MORE COMPASSIONATE SOCIETY: Black Lives Matter in ​​Waldorf Early Childhood Classrooms and Communities. The theme was especially relevant in light of events of the past year,…

  3. Cursive Writing

    11 Feb 2021
    Latest Research on Cursive Handwriting! A study, by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, looked at brain scans of young adults and 12-year-olds as they were writing in cursive by hand, typewriting, or drawing. Scientists found that cursive writing and drawing activated brain areas important for memory and the…

  4. Black History Month

    10 Feb 2021
    Black History Month is every month! Books & reading are a great way to continue (or start!) important dialogue about racial equality and civil rights. Black History Month presents a wonderful opportunity to teach your children (and yourself!) about the incredible accomplishments of Black people in America and abroad. Here’s…

  5. Celebrating Michelmas!

    07 Jan 2021
    Dear friends,  As we look to the year ahead, we are reminded of the essence of the Michaelmas festival, which asks us to draw on our inner strength as individuals and as a school. Since we cannot celebrate together this year, we hope you will enjoy this collection of stories,…

  6. Annual Giving & Yearly Report 2020

    07 Jan 2021
    Our 2019-20 school year began with a flurry of happy faces sharing stories from a long, lovely summer full of adventures. It was just the spark we needed to start the fire that fueled our busy fall and winter festival life. We rode this wave all the way into March…

  7. Winter Faire

    07 Jan 2021
    Welcome to Winter Faire! Although this year’s celebration has a much different look and feel, it has been made with the same love as always. We hope you enjoy this collection of festival favorites like crafts, recipes from the Wooden Spoon Cafe, a visit to the Snow Queen, local artisans…

  8. Celebrating Martinmas

    07 Jan 2021
    Although we couldn’t be together to celebrate Martinmas this year, the beauty & reverence of this beloved festival lives on in this special online version. We hope you’ll enjoy this collection of Martinmas favorites, like lantern making, song, and more! Click here to read!

  9. It’s a Gift…to be Simple

    01 Sep 2020
    Chickadees enjoying their crackling campfire Recently, I was thinking fondly about our school gatherings and how we traditionally end our assemblies with the song Simple Gifts. It’s a great American folk song of Shaker origin that has been widely sung in concert halls, schools, colleges, churches, folk clubs and even…

  10. Play is Good For You!

    24 Aug 2020
    Feeling free Cats do it, dogs do it, squirrels do it, even octopuses do it…and so do we…play!  Besides improving health, lowering stress and just being plain fun, researchers now believe that play is hardwired deep in our brains and that it has a fundamental role in how we learn…