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Our first-grade curriculum includes: · Mathematics · Language Arts · History/Social Studies (fairy tales) · Science (nature walks/nature study) · Foreign Language (Spanish) · Handwork · Fine Arts · Movement (Phys Ed) · Music During this informative observation morning, we will begin observing a main lesson period. Then, tour the specialty class areas of the campus. Ending with participating as if we are students in class experiencing a morning warm-up/circle and then Ms. Reinhardt will guide us through an overview of the first-grade year. Making the transition from early childhood... The Waldorf Curriculum is based on an understanding of the emergence of capacities for thinking, feeling, and doing in predictable stages during the course of childhood. From birth to age six or seven, children experience the world and learn primarily through physical activity and sensory stimuli. Into the world of grade school...As children enter the primary years, they are transitioning to a new mode of learning. Every activity in a Waldorf school has a purpose, interconnectedness, and in application strives toward beauty. What we’ll explore together… In the first grade, the child meets universal truths as pictured in fairy tales from a variety of countries and cultures. The basic design of the lower grades is to let the child’s imaginative powers enter into the process of learning. The presentation of each subject is accompanied by images in stories, plays, painting, and movement. Learning becomes an experience in which the child can fully participate. This is an adult-only evening. We hope you will find this morning observation informative and lively.