Last week the Upper Grades students continued their study of North American geography. We looked across the United States and discussed major bodies of water, human migration, flora and fauna patterns and the wide range of climates and geographic regions across the country.
Several of the Upper Grades students attended the Southeast Waldorf Pentathlon at Camp Twin Lakes last week. After weeks of preparation in each of the five pentathlon events, the students spent two days with a group of peers practicing and competing in each event. The students were evaluated on rhythm, beauty and form in each event as well as character and conduct throughout the 3 day event. Results are not measured on speed, distance, and athletic prowess but rather grace and behavior. Each student receives a medal and an assessment from their judge evaluating their performance in each area.