Kids Reading Outdoor

INSPIRED BY WALDORF EDUCATION

EDUCATING THE CHILD HEAD, HEART, AND HANDS

 
Girl Painter
Kids Playing Outside

GRADE 1

LANGUAGE ARTS

Introduction to:
• Writing
• Phonics
• Letters
• Reading
Via Creative Story Telling (adapted Grimm’s Fairy Tales)

PERFORMING ARTS

Introduction to:
• Eurythmy (creative musical movement)
• Pentatonic Flute
• Creative Story Telling
• Play acting

DOMESTIC ARTS

Finding joy and wonder in daily living tasks/life skills:
• Cooking
• Baking
• Housekeeping
• Simple Sewing
• Simple wood-work projects (toy building/toy polishing)

MATHEMATICS

• 4 processes
• Quality of #s
• Whole #s
• Counting
• 2, 3, 10 x tables
• Roman numerals
• Intro to multiplication tables

VISUAL ARTS

• Painting (Wet on wet water-coloring)
• Modeling
• Drawing
• Knitting (simple project, no purl.)
• Simple wood-work projects

NATURE EXPLORATION/SCIENCE

• Exploration, Inquiry
• Nature connection/Nature Journaling
• Experimentation (Introduction to Scientific Method)
• Simple life cycles

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Portuguese immersion – NO TAPES!!! No grammar, just speak it, sing songs, play games, read stories, participate in native festivals

 

Resources & Inspiration include but not limited to:

  • Rudolf Steiner’s work on the subjects

• Rahima Baldwin’s “You are Your Child’s First Teacher
• Roberto Trostli’s “Rhythms of Learning”

• Barbara Dewey’s “Waldorf Without Walls”
• Eric Fairman’s “A Path of Discovery”
• Melisa Nielsen’s Waldorf Essentials

 

YEAR-AT-A-GLANCE

GRADE 1

SEPTEMBER

Letter Introductions
Form Drawing
Michaelmas
3 weeks letter introductions
1 week Michaelmas

OCTOBER

Letter Introductions
Form Drawing
Halloween/All Souls
3 weeks letter introductions
1 week Halloween/All Souls

NOVEMBER

Letter Introductions
Form Drawing
Martinmas
Thanksgiving
2 weeks letter introductions
1 week martinmas
1 week Thanksgiving

DECEMBER

Festivals
1 week Saint Nicholas
1 week Saint Lucia
1 week Winter Solstice/Yule
1 week Christmas

JANUARY

Letter Introductions
Form Drawing, 3
Kings/12th Night
Roman Numeral Introductions
3 weeks letter introductions
1 week Roman Numerals

FEBRUARY

Roman Numerals
Letter Introductions
Form Drawing
Brigid/Candlemas
Valentine’s Day
1 week Roman numerals
3 weeks letter introductions

MARCH

Letter Introductions
Form Drawing
Number Qualities
Spring Equinox
1-week letter introductions
2 weeks number qualities
1 week Spring Equinox

APRIL

Easter
Number Qualities
Four Process Introductions
1 week Easter

2 weeks Number qualities & four process

introductions
1 week review concepts

MAY

Environmental Studies
May Day
Elemental Studies
Nature

1 week environmental studies & May Day
1 week elemental studies
2 weeks nature

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND RATES

School Children
 

APPLY TODAY

1.  APPLICATION

We're so glad you've chosen The Nature Nest for your child's first education experience!
To begin the registration process, please fill out and submit the application.

2. ENROLLMENT PACKET

Next up, you'll need to download the enrollment paperwork to review and sign. Have the medical paperwork completed by the doctor and returned to us via email to sarah@naturenest.info, via fax to 862-444-2188, or in person during your child's transition visits.

3. PAYMENT

Lastly, to confirm registration and secure a space for your child by submitting the Registration Fee and Security Deposit.

Thank you!