First-Grade Waldorf-Inspired Curriculum: Language Arts, Math, Science & Art
Waldorful Days Creative Learning Academy
Our Waldorf-inspired first grade program integrates modern and traditional learning methods to deliver a one-of-a-kind online school experience that places emphasis on language arts, mathematics, nature, science, social studies, and art.
US Grade 1
Welcome to our first-grade class! This year promises an inspiring journey of discovery and growth, guided by the Waldorf approach. Our mission is to foster each child's academic, physical, and creative potential. Our meticulously designed curriculum intertwines elements from nature, the arts, and foundational skills, providing a comprehensive and engaging learning environment. This program encourages children to unravel the mysteries of the natural world, ignite their artistic talents, and...
By the end of First Grade in our Waldorf-Inspired Curriculum class, learners will have developed an enriched understanding of language arts, math, science, and art. In Language Arts, learners will expand their reading skills to identify words and simple sentences, cultivating a broad vocabulary through engaging stories and texts. They will start to write independently, learning to construct sentences and express ideas coherently. These activities will also serve to nurture their listening skills and enhance comprehension abilities. In Math, learners will build on their Kindergarten foundation to gain a deeper understanding of numbers up to 100. They will master basic addition and subtraction facts, and will be introduced to the concept of place value. Activities will involve manipulatives and real-world examples to make abstract concepts more tangible. For Science, the focus will be on fostering a greater appreciation and understanding of the natural world. Learners will explore various ecosystems, life cycles, the water cycle, and basic astronomy concepts. This experiential learning will nurture their observation skills, scientific curiosity, and environmental stewardship. In Art, learners will delve deeper into various art forms, enhancing their fine motor skills and creativity. They will have opportunities to express themselves through drawing, painting, and crafting, promoting their understanding of shapes, colors, and patterns. The integration of movement and music throughout the curriculum supports the development of gross motor skills, rhythm, and coordination. It also enriches their socio-emotional learning, fostering collaboration, respect, and empathy. Overall, the goal for First Grade learners is to expand their knowledge, nurture their curiosity, encourage creativity, and develop well-rounded skills for their academic journey. They'll grow in a holistic environment that emphasizes cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development.
All our grade teachers, while being deeply inspired by Waldorf principles, bring a wealth of experience from Waldorf, Waldorf-inspired, and alternative educational settings. Their longstanding association with Waldorful Days further enriches the depth and authenticity of their teaching approach.
Homework OfferedHOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS At the beginning of each block children will be provided with a set of Main Lesson Book focussed homework assignments based on the current block and previous learning. Although this is optional, we do recommend that children complete the homework in order to strengthen classroom learning. If completed homework is sent to the teacher you will receive feedback.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
DAILY Large (A3) sketchbook Block and stick crayons Coloring pencils PAINTING Stockmar style liquid watercolor paints Board or tray for painting Water bath for wetting paper 1 inch flat brush Large watercolor painting paper Sponge for wetting the paper FORM DRAWING Cookie tray or similar Sand or flour Yarn or thin rope (3 ft) * If you would like to print the activity booklets you will need access to a printer *
Depending on your learner's abilities, you will have to prepare the materials for your learner so they are able to start the activity with me. You may also need to support your learner in the art activities. An example is providing them with paint, glue or maybe cut up the tissue paper for patchwork pictures. You will have instructions on what to prepare at the start of each week. The teacher will set your child activities to do at home in family time. If you choose to complete the homeschool activities set by the teacher you will work alongside your child to do this. (please note this is not live class time and the extra work is not compulsory) Sometimes we may also do some movement (for example making shapes with our bodies), which you can supervise.
We do not use any external resources. Before each block begins you will be provided with a Homework Activity Packet (optional)
Welcome to Waldorful Days Creative Learning Academy, an innovative institution delivering Waldorf-inspired education to young learners. Founded and led by Rebecca Delgado, an experienced educator and a pioneer in online Waldorf-Inspired Education,...
$80weekly ($20 per class)
4x per week
Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(7)
Completed by 63 learners
Live video meetings
4-10 learners per class