Blueberry Elizabeth Morningsnow is a mother, poet and musician. Over the last few years, she has taught writing and literature classes at the college level; developed and taught a year-long poetry & song curriculum for preschool students; begun taking viola lessons; and published a full-length book of poetry.
Her interest in Waldorf education began in earnest when her son Finnegan attended Bean Sprouts Waldorf Preschool in Des Moines in 2013-14. In particular, she was drawn to teach at Prairie Flower at a time in her life wherein she was actively seeking out meaningful work that aligns with her spiritual values and her artistic vision, and that also puts her creative, enthusiastic, and joyful nature to good use.
Blueberry believes that what Prairie Flower's programs accomplish is no less than protecting one of the most precious parts of childhood. To that end, she aspires to be a Waldorf educator who sculpts the daily rhythms to create an active, focused, peaceful flow to days, and who works to infuse those days with that nearly blissful freedom of imaginative play.
As lead teacher, she has taken up the torch passed to her by Delphine Douglass, who led Prairie Flower for many years. At Prairie Flower, Blueberry strives to foster an environment in which we immerse in play, creative movement, and all of the seasonal beauty of nature on the South Skunk River as we follow our consistent daily rhythm. She supplements the wonderful simplicity of free play in nature, and our immersion in the seasons, with storytelling, poems, songs, finger-plays, handcrafts, watercolors and puppets. Seasonal ceremonies, rituals, and gatherings are also a core part of the curriculum and the community. Kindness and wonder are the ongoing themes.
She is so happy to be part of Prairie Flower family, and she is excited for all the future possibilities this community holds.