A Call to Arms! Playhouse Community Raising!

DSCN5341Come out to the Waldorf School of Baltimore this weekend to help raise our new timber-frame playhouse built by alumnus, Ben Gallagher. It’s picnic potluck style!
Yesterday, today, and Saturday, I will be preparing the earthship foundation. Come to lend a hand Saturday, April 13th, between 11am and 3pm. There’s a lot of dirt to move and pound into tires. An earthship foundation is made out of used car tires that are rammed with earth. This turns them into massive 300 lbs bricks. The playhouse will essentially “float” on the ground, protecting it from the subtle shifts of the earth. Did you know the Goderich Waldorf School in Africa is an earthship? …Watch this VIDEO to learn more.
The new playhouse will rise this Sunday, April 14th, between 9am to 6pm. Come with a picnic lunch with extra to share. Students are welcome to participate.

Hope to see you this weekend!

Elephant Rock Expedition

Last week I accompanied the 2nd & 3rd Grade on a hike to find the “famous” Elephant Rock, which is actually two large boulders. None of the kids knew the origin of the name, but my guess is that it was dreamt up in the mind of a former, imaginative student many moons ago. The kids found salamanders, climbed trees, and listened to the creek. And I’m sure a few of them felt Elephant Rock moving beneath them as they mounted him and rode off into some enchanted kingdom only they can see.

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