FIRST GRADE DEVELOPMENT
The grade school experience meets the change of development in the student who is now capable of undertaking learning in a new way. Rich storytelling, in the oral tradition engage and develop the blossoming imaginations of the students.
The multiple intelligence teaching approach has been an integral part of Waldorf Education since the movement began in 1919. Although the first grade student now has a desk, much of the learning happens in movement activities away from the desk. This is true for language arts as well as science and mathematics. A creative learning environment that is movement infused engages the active first grade child. Use of music, rhythm and song, rhyme and story make for playful learning. The student is engaged in the development of language skills through the spoken word. Numeracy is qualitative and experiential before it becomes an abstraction on paper. In these ways, the deep foundation for learning is continually made stronger as the child develops literacy and numeracy in the first grade school year.
FIRST GRADE CURRICULUM
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