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Waldorf Clearing House Newsletter Archive

The Clearing House Newsletter was a subscription Newsletter written by and for Waldorf teachers. Over the years, contributions covering a wide range of topics and classroom experience appeared. Early issues served to make visible general news, teaching ideas, newly discovered resources, and the needs of the teachers for translations and source materials. Later issues were generally thematic, addressing one topic or another in the curriculum, or in the practice of Waldorf education. Please bear in mind that this is an archive - and some of the material contained is therefore somewhat dated. However, because we feel that a great deal of it is still useful and should be available to those who are interested, we have elected to publish the contents of each issue in this section of the Online Waldorf Library. The table of contents for each issue can be found below, and clicking on the link will take you to the appropriate Adobe PDF file. Some of these files are pretty large - please be patient.

Waldorf Clearing House Newsletter Archive

Spring, 1967

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Intentions of the Clearing House
Publications

South African Schools

MA Program at Adelphi
University

Winter, 1967

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Highland Hall suggested resources
The Rudolf Steiner School suggested resources

Garden City Waldorf School suggested resources

Winter, 1968 Part 1

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The Rudolf Steiner School suggested resources
Toronto Waldorf School suggested resources

Detroit Waldorf Poem: Ants

Detroit Waldorf Poem: The Dwarfs

Kimberton Farms suggested resources

Winter, 1968 Part 2

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Green Meadow building dedication
Highland Hall suggested resources

Sacramento Waldorf suggested resources

Craft Poem by Betty Kane

Verb Poem by Bill Bryant

Garden City Waldorf School suggested resources

Spring, 1969

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Translations
Teaching materials available through the schools

Recommended teaching materials

Teaching ideas

Poem by Marianne Buergin: What Can the Animals Do?

General news

Winter, 1971 Part 1

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General news from various schools
Teaching ideas (flour grinding, tricks with mirrors)

Recommended teaching materials

Winter, 1971 Part 2

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Recommended teaching materials (cont.)
Teaching materials available through the schools

Translations available

Translations in progress

Suggested translations

Spring, 1972 Part 1

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General news from several schools
Teaching ideas (third grade music, including a song, eighth grade English, high school English)

Spring, 1972 Part 2

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Teaching ideas (cont.) (ninth grade woodworking, eleventh grade art)
Recommended teaching materials
Translations

Fall, 1972

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General news from several schools
Pre-school rhymes and circle games

Teaching ideas (second grade knitting, third grade music, fourth grade French, sixth grade kaleidoscopes)

Requests

Recommended/ available teaching materials

Translations

Spring, 1973

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General news from several schools
Reports from classes

Verse for the morning circle by Barbara Palesty

Teaching Old Testament to Sophomores

Kindergarten verse by Lesley Rosenberg

End of Day verse by Lesley Rosenberg

First and Second Grade knitting

Recommended books

Spring, 1974 Part 1

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General News
Bibliographies

Teaching ideas (eighth grade math, third grade English, second grade reading)

Parsifal in Grade Eleven

Spring, 1974 Part 2

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Parsifal in Grade Eleven (continued)
Sixth grade acoustics
Plays for grades Eight and Twelve (extensive list)
Recommended reading

Spring, 1975 Part 1

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General news from several schools
Teaching ideas (sixth grade acoustics)

Spring, 1975 Part 2

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Re-cycling beeswax
Sixth Grade geometry

High School French

Fundraising

Recommended books

Fall, 1975

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General news from several schools
Reports from classes (Marionettes in the Kindergarten, first grammar lessons, fourth grade verses, teaching games)
Recommended Foreign Language texts
The Michaelmas Festival
Requests
Publications available

Fall, 1976

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A Second Grade Michaelmas Play by Virginia Sease
Mother Goose en Francaise
The pains and struggles of starting a high school
Recommended reading
Suggested plays

Spring, 1977 The Third Grade Part 1

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On Third Graders
Old Testament Stories, with bibliography

Practical Life - Housing, with bibliography

Spring, 1977 The Third Grade Part 2

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Practical Life - Clothing, with bibliography
Practical Life - Farming, with bibliography

Spring, 1977 The Third Grade Part 3

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English Grammar
Handwriting
Readers
Arithmetic
Music
Holidays
Schedules

Fall, 1977 The Sixth Grade Part 1

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Reflections on Sixth Grade and Sixth Graders
Summary of a Sixth Grade Year
Possible Sixth Grade Schedule
Crafts in Sixth Grade
Sixth Grade Spanish
Book Reviews - Roman History

Fall, 1977 The Sixth Grade Part 2

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Book Reviews - Roman History (cont.)
Class Readers

Bibliography for Sixth Grade

Notes on Science

Assembly Program - Optics

Daily Schedules for 1977-78 Sixth Grades

Spring, 1978 The Pre-School Part 1

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Daily Routine
The Seasons: Spring Garden, Little Autumn - songs and handwork patterns

Lunch Program

Spring, 1978 The Pre-School Part 2

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Lunch Program (cont.)
Bread-baking (with song)

Holidays - Hallowe'en (with songs)

Holidays - Thanksgiving

Spring, 1978 The Pre-School Part 3

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Little Puppet Plays:
Puppet Play - The Greedy Cat
Puppet Play - The Little Boy
Who Always Wanted to be Taken Along
Puppet Play - Mashenka and the Bear (with song)

Spring, 1978 The Pre-School Part 4

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Mashenka's Song
Puppet Play - Summer Play

Puppet Play - Giant and the Gnome

Stick Puppets - Design and Instructions

Verses and Song

Evening Prayer

Fall, 1981

Stories and Poems by Helen St. John

Story - The Saint and the Serpent
The Saint and the Serpent (cont.)
Advent Poem
Christmas Poem

Story - The Little Christmas Rose

Poem - Wanderer's Lullaby

Spring, 1982 Part 1

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On the Origins of the Shading Technique by Assia Turgenieff
On the Granite by Goethe

Spring, 1982 Part 2

Stories and Poems by Helen St. John

Story - The Big Enough House
Story - Flick and Flack

Poem - God's Children

Poem - Creation

Poem - Spring

Poem - Spring Blossom

Poem - Row Me Over the Water

Poem - Contraction and Expansion

Poem - The Painter

Poem - The Royal Family

Poem - Two by Two

Fall, 1982 Part 1

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Contributions on First Grade
Verses and a Play by Eugene Schwartz

Verse- Tooth Fairy Game

Verse - Form Drawing

Verse - Vowels

Verse - B

Verse - Summer is Ending

Verse - Late Winter

Verses for the numbers block

A Play - Nixie of the Mill Pond

Fall, 1982 Part 2

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Nixie of the Mill Pond (cont.)
Ancient Michaelmas Traditions from the Hebrides

Plays Performed by Eighth Grades

Classroom Color Chart

Spring, 1983

Practical and Artistic Instruction from Class 9 to 12 by F. Weitmann
Story - the Princess and the Woodcutter by Helen St. John

Fall, 1983 Part 1

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Story - The Sleep of the Seeds by Charlotte Dukich
Story - The painter of the Last Supper by Carl Schleich
The Plastic Arts in the Waldorf School
,
an excerpt from Jünemann and Weitmann

Fall, 1984

A Play - Noah and the Flood by Eugene Schwartz
Black and White Drawing in the Eleventh Grade
, an excerpt from Jünemann and Weitmann

Fall, 1985

Notes on Painting with Grades 6-8 from a course with Frau Jünemann, part 1
Notes on Painting with Grades 6-8 from a course with Frau Jünemann, part 2
Story - The Rose by Dana Williams

Spring, 1986

Notes on Form Drawing course with Frau Jünemann
Blackboard Work by Margrit Jünemann
The Temperaments - notes on a talk by Margrit Jünemann
Book List of Inspirational Publications

Fall, 1986 Part 1

Article on the Time Sense of the Child and Time in Relation to Grammar by Erika Dühnfort
Sentence Diagrams

Spring, 1987 Part 1

A Play - The Story of Rama by Karen Bezin
From Analyzing to Imagining - Working Out an Artistic Approach to Knowledge in the Teaching of Literature
by Rainer Patzlaff

Fall, 1987

Three Lectures on the Curriculum by Rudolf Steiner
Three Lectures on the Curriculum, part 2, by Rudolf Steiner
Notes from a Painting Course with Doris Nixdorff

Spring, 1988 Curative Eurythmy

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The Beginnings of Curative Eurythmy
The Education of the Curative Eurythmist

Eurythmy and Curative Eurythmy in the Waldorf Schools

Curative Eurythmy in the Light of Anthroposophy

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Curative Eurythmy within the Schools in America
Preparation

Lesson Structure and Method