Orchard Valley Waldorf School – Week 2
This past week I had two more classes at the Orchard Valley School in East Montpelier, Vermont. I’m now halfway through my time there with four more classes to go. While last week was a glue-o-rama, this week was more of a fold-o-rama.
My students worked so hard this week – they really impress me. Almost all of them have completely finished the basic structures of five accordion-based book forms.
The next classes will focus on creative work. They’ve got five books to fill and there’s lots of content to be created. They seem pretty eager to get to the more playful stuff.
I encouraged them to bring in materials they’d like to include in their books – paper, fabric, fibers, rubber stamps, magazines, photos – anything that inspires them. I told them that I’d also bring in plenty of goodies for them to play with.
Here’s a look at my classroom before the kids come in. I like to have everything on their desks when they arrive so they’re ready to go:
And here’s how I have stuff set up on my table at the front of the room. The table is made from a door, so it’s pretty ginormous:
They really seem to like the reference books I’ve been bringing in (and I have lots of them). Next week I’ll bring in books that focus more on content and decorative techniques.