Category Archives: G1 (First Grade)

The Bee – Verse for Kindergarten and First Grade Waldorf Earthschooling Members

The Bee Oh! busy bee, On wing so free, Yet all in order true; Each seems to know, Both where to go, And what it has to do. ‘Mid summer heat, The honey sweet, It gathers while it may; In tiny drops, And never stops To waste its time in...
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Winter Verse for First and Second Grade Waldorf Earthschooling Members

Stern Winter—most unwelcome guest!— The earth in whitest robes has drest; And hast’ning through the crunching snow, With tinkling bells, the sledges go. The leafless wood looks drear and sad, No birds sing now with voices glad;— But children are romping far and wide, And o’er the ice delight to slide....
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Summer Verse for G1 & G2 Members

How the corn has grown ripe in the Summer’s hot days, And the reaping began with the sun’s early rays, Mike and Jack since the morn, Have been cutting the corn, Which is bound up by Peggy and Sue; And sweet, flaunting poppies and flow’rets of blue Wag their heads o’er...
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How Do I Move on from Kindergarten Stories with Props?

Question from John and Karen: Right now all my stories for my pre/K child are done with figures and props. When it comes to 1st grade are main lesson stories only told using chalkboard drawings or can puppetry type storytelling still be used? Reply from Waldorf Teacher Diane Power: To tell stories...
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Block Crayons and Developmental Skills

Question from Esther: I have a question about Stockmar vs Filana crayons. We have found that the Filana transfers to the paper much more easily, but you can still get different results applying different pressures. I would like to know if there is a reason why Stockmar for Waldorf other than...
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Should My Child Skip First Grade?

Question from Member: Should My Child Skip First Grade? My 6 year old is currently in a mainstream kindergarten as she needed speech therapy that we could not afford to pay out of pocket. She loves going to school, has learned to read etc and most importantly, the speech impairment...
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My First Grader Has a Hard Time Retaining Letters

Question from Member: My First Grader Has a Hard Time Retaining Letters Our 7 year old son (Sept. Birthday) started grade 1 this year. I have been sharing stories and introducing the letters of the alphabet. He is starting to catch on, but he has a hard time retaining all...
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Using Beeswax with a First Grader

Using Beeswax with a First Grader: Question from Member The other day in the Grade 1 weekly catch up, we were discussing beeswax… Specifically for sculpting the letters as we learn them. Our daughter really struggled with being able to bring the letter together well in this medium, because of it’s...
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A Spring Story from Sweden

This story can be used in connection with a nordic storytelling day on spring equinox (March 20, 2010). This post is visible to members of Earthschooling once they log into their account online. Once upon a time there was a tramp walking through a deep forest. He made his living...
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