Handwork is a valued piece of learning for boys and girls in many progressive schools. Rudolf Steiner (founder of the Waldorf Schools) believed that handwork supported the intellectual and emotional development of children and that through handwork the inner and external world of the child is united. Steiner felt that through the engagement of mind and handwork a child's understanding of the world and her connection to it would naturally occur. We are not Waldorf teachers and MSC is not a Waldorf school, but we believe that "hand work" is an important piece of a child's cognitive, social, and emotional development. That is why we engage our students in class in handwork and project work. This year we would love to extend our practice and passion beyond the classroom day.