Join us in studying the rise of individualism of the third grade child. Discover the gesture and rhythm of the year, participate in child study discussions, and acquire much practical information. Examine how Old Testament stories carry forward children’s innate sense for matters of the spirit to a new level of understanding. Learn the hows and whys behind the activity of house building and the use of framing and handcrafts in teaching the study of weights and measures. Practice blackboard drawing, painting, and recorder playing, and learn new songs, verses, and poems. 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 Stu Summer is currently teaching fifth grade at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School (NY), where he has been a class teacher for 23 years. His responsibilities at Hawthorne Valley have included serving as college chair, faculty chair, lower school chair, trustee, and mentor. Stu is thrilled by speech and drama and being with the children. He also loves paddling difficult rivers.
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.
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. Please register early, as enrollment is limited.
A Sunday night boxed dinner is available – by pre-order only – here.
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