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Presentation of the Nelson Waldorf School curriculum by teachers Phil Fertey, Donna Switzer, and Debbie Phelan that took place in Spring 2010.

Presentation of the Nelson Waldorf School curriculum by teachers Phil Fertey, Donna Switzer, and Debbie Phelan that took place in Spring 2010.

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  • 1. Welcome to Waldorf Education
    • 90 years of Waldorf education around the world
  • 2. Waldorf education values
  • 3. The Phases of Child Development
    • The First Seven Years IMITATION
    • The Second Seven Years IMAGINATION
    • The Third Seven Years TRUTH, DISCRIMINATION & JUDGMENT
  • 4. How Waldorf Meets the Child at these Stages of Development
    • Preschool and Kindergarten
  • 5. NWS Early Childhood Programs
    • • Sweet Pea Parent and Child
    • • Marigolds Daycare
    • • Bluebell and Sunflower Kindergartens
  • 6. Waldorf Teaching Approach • The Class Teacher • The Main Lesson • “ The right thing at the right time” • Main Lesson Books
  • 7. The First Eight Grades
    • • Literacy and numeracy
    • Drawing and painting • Poetry recitation and drama • Singing and playing recorder • Handwork and woodwork • Eurythmy movement art • Games and sports • French
  • 8. Class One
    • • Introduction to alphabet & writing
    • • Introduction to + , – , x , /
    • • Fairy tales, folk tales, nature stories
  • 9. Class Two
    • • Writing (punctuation, syllables, sentence building)
    • • Early reading skills
    • • Arithmetic skills
    • • Fables and Saint stories
    • • A class play
  • 10. Class Three
    • • Basic elements of grammar
    • • Arithmetic skills
    • • Measurement, time, money
    • • Farming, gardening, house building
    • • Hebrew stories
    • • A class play
    • • Trip: Argenta Farm
  • 11. Class Four • Arithmetic (fractions) • Grammar, composition, reports • Local geography and history • Norse mythology and sagas • Form drawing (pre-geometry) • Study of humans and animals • A class play • Trip: Fort Steele
  • 12. Class Five • English composition, spelling, reading • Canadian geography • India, Persia, Egypt, Greece • Decimals, fractions, freehand geometry • Botany • A class play • Trip: Olympic Pentathlon
  • 13. The Middle School Years • Outdoor Education • Friday Electives • Project Weeks • Block Exchanges
  • 14. Class Six • Composition, grammar, spelling, literature • Geography of the Americas • Roman and Medieval history • Business math, percent, geometry • Physics, geology, astronomy • A class play • Trips: Kokanee Cabin & Biking tour
  • 15. Class Seven • Deepening of L.A.: Research papers, literature • Geography of Europe/Africa/Americas • The Renaissance and Age of Discovery • Algebra, geometry • Physics, inorganic chemistry, physiology • A class play • Trips: Low ropes course and trip
  • 16. Class Eight • Deepening of L.A.: Research papers, literature • Geography of Africa/Asia • History of revolutions, modern history • Algebra, geometry • Physics, organic chemistry, anatomy, meteorology • A class play • Trips: High ropes course and culmination trip
  • 17. The Transition to High School Mount Sentinel School
  • 18. Results in Nelson • Waldorf Alumni Scholarship • Top Academic Student awards-Gr. 9 • Top All-around Student awards-Gr. 12 • Governor General’s Award • Columbia Basin Trust awards • Social Service awards • Founding and active members of social action groups • 15 years of NWS students graduating from high school
  • 19. Profile of a Waldorf Graduate (Based on a 2007 North American study) • 94% of Waldorf graduates attended college or university • 88% graduated from college • 42% chose science as a major • 47% chose humanities as a major • 91% are active in lifelong education • 92% placed a high value on critical thinking
  • 20. For more information www.whywaldorfworks.org www.nelsonwaldorf.org