In Waldorf education, we see first grade as the bridge between kindergarten and the grades. They are taller and older than last year and they now have the capacity to sit for longer stories and do the head work that begins in first grade.
“Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom.” — Rudolf Steiner
This is a full curriculum COURSE for grade one and the text includes a day by day schedule. It covers standard topics from Waldorf grade 1, including mathematics introduced via story, fairy tales for letter introductions and more, all in a very user-friendly manner.
The course includes:
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We found that families who have training in Waldorf foundations really excel in their homeschooling. We provide you with a full year access to our Thinking Feeling Willing program as well as access to weekly coaching calls with Melisa or one of our coaches.
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Q. Does this include all the curriculum I will need to teach class one at home?
A. YES! We include story content for letter introductions and for mathematics for class 1. We also include handwork, some music instruction, painting, drawing and more.
Q. Does this include supplies?
A. This program does NOT include supplies such as crayons, beeswax, etc. We have a favorite supplier, you can find her HERE. There is a recommended supply list in the curriculum.
Q. Is coaching included?
A. Yes! You are invited to coaching calls four times a month.
Q. Is this curriculum secular?
A. That is a tricky question! We encourage inner work for parents. That is spiritual but NOT religious in content. In this curriculum, like all true Waldorf curriculum, you will encounter spiritual content in the festivals and cultural content in the lessons. If you have concerns about religion, please see the article we wrote HERE.
Q. Is this digital or hard copy?
A. We offer both. You can choose digital only access or to have hard copies sent to you.
Q. This looks pretty Mom centered, are you sensitive to non-traditional families?
A. YES! In our home, both my husband, Erik and I do the teaching AND the working. We work with moms, dads, grandparents, foster/adoptive parents and more. We are here to help you be present and connected with your CHILD, that is our focus.
Q. I still have questions, how can I answer them?
A. Send us an email we are happy to help.