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Approaching Grade Three: Inspiration and Guidance For Your Year

Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

Professional development for Waldorf teachers and homeschool parents

This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming third grade school year in five days filled with discussions, presentations, practical activities, and the arts.

With the insights of anthroposophy, gleaned through a daily look at child development focusing on your class’s age group, you will get to know the third grade child in depth as he or she experiences the nine-year change. Under the guidance of an experienced class teacher, you’ll discover ways to enliven your teaching and learn how to approach the blocks so that they may meet the third grader in a deep and meaningful way. There will be time and space to consider and hone your skills in such practical matters as main lesson books, block planning, projects and activities, and classroom management,

Your course will be chock-full of such key third grade topics as:

•        Finding, crafting, and telling stories of the Hebrew Bible
•        Developing literacy
•        Expanding arithmetic skills
•        Teaching time and measurement
•        Ways of approaching farming and house-building

These subjects will be supported by explorations in art, movement, and music, giving you practical tools to take into your school year.

In addition to inspiration and guidance which will support your teaching throughout the year, you’ll gain many invaluable opportunities for building connections among a community of parallel colleagues from across the country, to carry with you into your teaching.

Useful, grade-specific resource materials, including poems, songs, stories, and main lesson book ideas, will be provided to you when you arrive on campus.

Note: This course is taught with the expectation that you have a background in Waldorf Education.

Lead Instructor 

Karen Crandall is a class teacher at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs, where she currently teaches sixth grade and mentors the third grade class teacher. This is Karen’s third class cycle; she led her first class, grades one through eight, from 1993-2001 and her second class from 2007-2012. Karen has chaired her school’s Teacher Development Committee since 2010 and is a part of their mentoring support; she also sits on her school’s Collegium. A seasoned Sunbridge Summer Grades instructor and a facilitator of our pedagogical leadership workshops, Karen holds a BFA from Penn State University and an MSEd from Sunbridge College.

 

Your course also includes music with Patti Regan, speech with Barbara Renold, and movement games with Will Crane.

 

Singing and Dancing Together in Grades 1-6, our weekend workshop which begins the Friday night immediately following your course, and Watercolor Painting in the Early Grades, our 2-day workshop which begins that Sunday evening (7/1), may also be of interest to you.

 

Course Schedule
Sunday, June 24: Optional campus tour 5:30-6pm; Registration 6-7pm; First class runs from 7-9pm
Monday, June 25-Thursday, June 28: Classes begin each day 8-8:30am and run through 5:30-6pm, with an hour for lunch and short mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.
Friday, June 29: Classes begin 8-8:30am and end between 12-1pm, with a mid-morning break.

Fee
$825 (includes all materials and non-refundable $75 registration fee)

Discount Options
10% discounts on subsequent registrations (of equal or lesser value) will automatically appear on your registration form when selecting more than one title. (Exception: Waldorf Weekend, which offers an $80 discount when selected as a subsequent registration)

Currently enrolled Sunbridge program students receive a 30% discount and Sunbridge program graduates receive a 15% discount (not to be combined with any other offering). Discount instructions will appear on the registration form after you answer questions about your Sunbridge background in the Participant Profile section. (Account must be in good standing.) 

Schools making 11 registrations for any combination of 2,3 and/or 5-day offerings will be rebated one tuition of the least expensive offering. (Rebate to be issued in August.)

 

 

Questions?
Please contact Penelope-Myles Voss, Admissions, Alumni, and Summer Coordinator, at [email protected] or 845-425-0055 x20

 

Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary.

Details

Start:
Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End:
Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
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Venue

Sunbridge Institute
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Phone:
845-425-0055

Details

Start:
Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End:
Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
,

Venue

Sunbridge Institute
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
845-425-0055