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Scenes from May 2023

This month Grade 5 travelled to Ann Arbor, MI to participate in the Pentathlon with many other Waldorf schools from our region. This is the first time since the spring of 2019 the event was held in person with other schools, making it a particularly important milestone not only for the 5th grade but also for WSP. You can see more photos here.




 

Guest Teaching Artist Mr. Miguel instructs early childhood children, introducing students to the Conga, the Merengue, and the Bomba through the art of music and storytelling.




 

The Morning Garden Transition class worked for weeks on making little sail boats as their end of year project. Drilling, sawing, sanding and more. They celebrated our last day with a pizza party and boat float!



 

Grades 4 and 5 joined Ms. Sarahjameela Martin and Mr. David Veter on a field trip to explore Pittsburgh’s connection to the Underground Railroad. Ms. Opdahl had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Sarahjameela on a field trip to A Few of a Kind store in Bloomfield. Ms. Sarahjameela is a retired Pittsburgh Public School administrator and the Executive Director of the Muslim Women’s Association of Pittsburgh. Martin has self-published four books and enjoys learning and sharing local history.


The field trip started in Station Square, crossed the Smithfield Street Bridge, and included Market Square. Along the way, the classes stopped at various sights of the Underground Railroad completing their tour at Chatham Village on Mt. Washington with a visit to the Bigham House. Students even got to go inside!







 

A Buttercup Kindergarten student lovingly shares her necklace with a classmate.




 

Grades 2 and 3 attended a special symphony performance for students at Heinz Hall.


 

The outreach program of the Center for Latin American Studies of the University of Pittsburgh visited Grades 4–7 Spanish classes for a presentation on Alebrijes, brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantasy/mythical creatures. Students painted their own alebrijes, which were purchased in Oaxaca, Mexico, from the artisan Armando Jiménez Aragón, who hand carved these alebrijes from copal trees.




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