Welcome to the “golden age” of the grade school child. In this exploration of the fifth grade curriculum, we’ll focus on ancient cultures, culminating in Greek history, delve into the plant kingdom in the botany block, expand on local geography to explore the entire US, and tackle decimal fractions. Child study, language arts, movement activities, and artistic activities such as blackboard and main lesson book drawing will be part of our week’s work. An hour each day will be devoted to teacher-facilitated discussion groups, targeted to both new and experienced teachers, on topics drawn from the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and relevant to the participants.
Instructor Elizabeth Hall is currently the fifth grade teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School (NY), where she has been a faculty member since 2006 and is also the Lower School Chair. Elizabeth is also on the faculty of Sunbridge’s Waldorf Elementary Teacher Education program. She was formerly a class teacher and elementary school chair at the Baltimore Waldorf School (MD).
Sunday: Registration begins at 5pm. Class begins at 7pm.
Monday-Thursday: Classes begin each day between 8-8:30am and run through 5:30-6pm. Break times and time for lunch are provided. Each day includes a balanced mix of content-based work, artistic work, and discussions. Some courses have evening sessions, and there are evening cultural and social events offered each week.
Friday: Classes end at lunchtime.
Please register early, as enrollment is limited.
About three weeks before your course start date, a complete schedule will be sent to you at the e-mail address you used when registering.
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