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Nws curriculum 1

  1. 1. Welcome to Waldorf Education <ul><li>90 years of Waldorf education around the world </li></ul>
  2. 2. Waldorf education values
  3. 3. The Phases of Child Development <ul><li>The First Seven Years IMITATION </li></ul><ul><li>The Second Seven Years IMAGINATION </li></ul><ul><li>The Third Seven Years TRUTH, DISCRIMINATION & JUDGMENT </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Waldorf Meets the Child at these Stages of Development <ul><li>Preschool and Kindergarten </li></ul>
  5. 5. NWS Early Childhood Programs <ul><li>• Sweet Pea Parent and Child </li></ul><ul><li>• Marigolds Daycare </li></ul><ul><li>• Bluebell and Sunflower Kindergartens </li></ul>
  6. 6. Waldorf Teaching Approach • The Class Teacher • The Main Lesson • “ The right thing at the right time” • Main Lesson Books
  7. 7. The First Eight Grades <ul><li>• Literacy and numeracy </li></ul>• Drawing and painting • Poetry recitation and drama • Singing and playing recorder • Handwork and woodwork • Eurythmy movement art • Games and sports • French
  8. 8. Class One <ul><li>• Introduction to alphabet & writing </li></ul><ul><li>• Introduction to + , – , x , / </li></ul><ul><li>• Fairy tales, folk tales, nature stories </li></ul>
  9. 9. Class Two <ul><li>• Writing (punctuation, syllables, sentence building) </li></ul><ul><li>• Early reading skills </li></ul><ul><li>• Arithmetic skills </li></ul><ul><li>• Fables and Saint stories </li></ul><ul><li>• A class play </li></ul>
  10. 10. Class Three <ul><li>• Basic elements of grammar </li></ul><ul><li>• Arithmetic skills </li></ul><ul><li>• Measurement, time, money </li></ul><ul><li>• Farming, gardening, house building </li></ul><ul><li>• Hebrew stories </li></ul><ul><li>• A class play </li></ul><ul><li>• Trip: Argenta Farm </li></ul>
  11. 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. 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. 13. The Middle School Years • Outdoor Education • Friday Electives • Project Weeks • Block Exchanges
  14. 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. 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. 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. 17. The Transition to High School Mount Sentinel School
  18. 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. 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. 20. For more information www.whywaldorfworks.org www.nelsonwaldorf.org

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