Waldorf Reading Class: Letter Recognition
In this semi-private multi-sensory class, we will play with the artistry of learning every letter and letter sound through story, drawing and movement. Perfect for the budding beginning reader.
Jodi Michelle, B.S. Psychology, TESOL, TOEFL
69 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
Once per week
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does an "Ongoing" course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills
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Welcome to Ms. Jodi's classroom! Let's open to the beautiful world of an emerging reader through a gentle introduction to the letters of the alphabet. In this class, Ms. Jodi will introduce letters and letter sounds in a meaningful and magical way. Each letter will be introduced with a lovely story allowing the student to form a picture with the letter. Students draw a picture, forming the letter into the picture. They will also write sight words to go with the picture. We will...
Students will learn letter recognition and letter sounds through a multisensory approach.
I am a Waldorf educator having worked as a school librarian and library/research subject teacher for 6 years with grades K-12 as faculty at a Waldorf school in rural Pennsylvania. I also worked as the first grade rest time teacher bringing calm and beautiful stories to this grade every day for many years. I have trained, been mentored by, and served along with some of the most experienced and dedicated Waldorf class and subject teachers in the world, some of whom have passed on and given me the greatest gift possible...to see their joy in teaching young souls. I also served as the reading coach for our school Reading Olympics team with over 40 students per year voluntarily coming to my library for an extracurricular where students were excited to read over 45 books a school year! I have been offering comprehensive and affordable private lessons for Waldorf and other students around the world for several years. I also offer special Waldorf grades classes where students can connect with other students around the world. Our comfort with zoom now allows me to come to you no matter where in the world you may be! From day one, my students notice the improvement in their abilities and overall comprehension but parents especially note the change in their confidence. I get letters every day from parents telling me how much they see the confidence in their student improving after working with me. Each student has a unique learning style, and it’s my duty to find out what that is and adapt my lessons accordingly. Contact me today to find out how I can help you achieve your academic goals. As both a Waldorf former homeschooling mom and a teacher at a Waldorf school, I offer a unique experience to wherever your student may be-at home or at school-while needing extra lessons. I have also taken private courses in archetypes and studied the work of Carl Jung as a B.S. Psychology student. I am also a published writer in the Waldorf publication LILIPOH magazine. I lived on a Navajo reservation for several summers. I also have Masters classes in Library Science, Human Services, as well as diversity training. I ran a middle and high school library at the Waldorf school where I taught creative writing, library, and research classes for six years. I also worked in the Waldorf kindergarten and grades as an aftercare teacher.
Drawing Paper or main lesson book Beeswax crayons if available (other crayons if not available) Safe place like a yoga mat with bare feet or gripper socks for movement time Water bottle Beeswax for children to have in hands during story if they need it (optional)
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will use fairy tales in this class so there is typical imagery that may be scary to sensitive learners (ex. huntsman in Snow White). I will use Epic for picture book screenshare only. Families do not need a subscription to Epic. Please provide a safe place for students to be for our movement time, such as a yoga mat with bare feet or gripper socks.
Jodi Michelle, B.S. Psychology, TESOL, TOEFL
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
69 total reviews
334 completed classes
Welcome to Ms. Jodi’s library! After working as a school librarian at a private school in rural Pennsylvania, I am now a library and reading teacher here on Outschool. I ran three libraries at the Waldorf school where I worked: elementary/middle...