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  • Welcome to Waldorf Education
    • 90 years of Waldorf education around the world
  • Waldorf education values
  • The Phases of Child Development
    • The First Seven Years IMITATION
    • The Second Seven Years IMAGINATION
    • The Third Seven Years TRUTH, DISCRIMINATION & JUDGMENT
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  • How Waldorf Meets the Child at these Stages of Development
    • Preschool and Kindergarten
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  • NWS Early Childhood Programs
    • • Sweet Pea Parent and Child
    • • Marigolds Daycare
    • • Bluebell and Sunflower Kindergartens
  • Waldorf Teaching Approach • The Class Teacher • The Main Lesson • “ The right thing at the right time” • Main Lesson Books
  • 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
  • Class One
    • • Introduction to alphabet & writing
    • • Introduction to + , – , x , /
    • • Fairy tales, folk tales, nature stories
  • Class Two
    • • Writing (punctuation, syllables, sentence building)
    • • Early reading skills
    • • Arithmetic skills
    • • Fables and Saint stories
    • • A class play
  • Class Three
    • • Basic elements of grammar
    • • Arithmetic skills
    • • Measurement, time, money
    • • Farming, gardening, house building
    • • Hebrew stories
    • • A class play
    • • Trip: Argenta Farm
  • 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
  • Class Five • English composition, spelling, reading • Canadian geography • India, Persia, Egypt, Greece • Decimals, fractions, freehand geometry • Botany • A class play • Trip: Olympic Pentathlon
  • The Middle School Years • Outdoor Education • Friday Electives • Project Weeks • Block Exchanges
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Transition to High School Mount Sentinel School
  • 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
  • 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
  • For more information www.whywaldorfworks.org www.nelsonwaldorf.org
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