First Grade Waldorf Earthschooling Core Curriculum

USD $75.00

This listing is for a single family purchase. If you are a co-op, teacher at a school, school, or charter school please see our co-op page HERE. For full curriculum packages that include all the teacher support videos for that grade (how to wet-on-wet watercolor, use block crayons, do needle-felting, etc.) for preschool through high school please see our curriculum package page here. The Core Bundles do not come with teacher support video, eurythmy, or Living Lessons.”

All children are carefully assessed as to whether they are ready to embark on this journey. Are they ready to learn to write and later read and do arithmetic without thwarting some other part of their development? Are the growth forces all still needed for growing and playing or are some growth forces freed so that they can be used for their next tasks? The children around about seven years should have the concentration to build their own vivid inner pictures when being told a story, and through such imagery will continue learning in the following years. 

Please scroll down to see the complete description of this bundle along with free samples…


Fairy tales are told by the teacher then retold and dramatized by members of the class. This cultivates the children’s imagination. Starting with simple artwork the children learn to draw forms, which lead to letters and numbers. The four basic mathematic processes are introducedaddition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Nature stories provide an imaginative introduction to the natural world. These stories provide the basis for drawing, writing and the beginnings of reading and science. Elementary German and Spanish are introduced through songs and games. Even simple numbers come to life by the way they are presented. A triangle has a neat quality of “threeness” that is qualitatively different from a square’s blocky “fourness.” Numbers become more than simply abstractions in sequence.

Note: First grade lesson plans are available as blocks and as monthly lesson plans. The monthly plans offer all of the following lesson blocks already planned out for you as a daily schedule. The “daily planner” option is included for free when you purchase the first grade curriculum.

All of your curriculum materials including mp3s are available through a teacher portal immediately after you make your purchase. These lessons are all open-and-go, making your teaching experience smoother and easier.

This package does not come with teacher tutorials. If you would like all the teacher education materials beyond the basic ones provided below please see our curriculum package listing HERE. If you decide to upgrade later you can receive credit for this purchase. This package comes with:

*24-Hour member forum
*Bi-monthly Q & A sessions with a Waldorf teacher worth over $180.00 a year
*Access to member photo galleries
*Access to your experience on any device – mobile phone, tablet or computer – from any location
*Member chat forums
*Weekly newsletter with tips, updates and more
*Free updates for life (we add new material every year)

Main Lesson Blocks
Lesson Block: Form Drawing Basics (PDF)
Lesson Block: First Grade Form Drawing (PDF)
MLB Sample: First Grade Form Drawing by Hannah
Lesson Block: First Grade Handwork (PDF)
Lesson Block: First Grade Fairy Tales (PDF)
Lesson Block: First Grade Language: Sixth Sense Language: The Alphabet (PDFs)
Teacher Guide: Vowels and the Alphabet (PDF)
MLB Sample: First Grade Language by Hannah
Lesson Block: Storytelling & Theater for Kids (PDF)
Teacher Reference: Waldorf Basic Math & How to Start (PDF)
Lesson Block: First Grade Math & Sixth Sense Math (PDF)
MLB Sample: Math by Hannah
MLB Sample: Math by Jack
Lesson Block: First Grade Science Block & Nature Stories (PDFs)
Teacher Reference: Guide to Science Stories Preschool Through Fourth Grade (PDF)
MLB Sample: G1 Science by Jack
Lesson Block: Waldorf Watercolor Stories for the Year (PDF)
Lesson Block: Handwork: Knitting & Weaving for Kids (PDF)
Lesson Block: Handwork: Natural Gifts for Kids to Make (PDF)
Teacher Reference: Waldorf Basic Math and How to Start

Teacher Guides & Extras
Sheet Music for the Year
Kindergarten Supply List
Kindergarten Planner
My Waldorf Year for the Northern Hemisphere
My Waldorf Year for the Southern Hemisphere
Waldorf 101 Guide
Waldorf Basics Guide
Earthschooling Basic Planner
Organization and the Temperaments (Planners based on temperaments)

Lessons in Music
Pentatonic Fingering Chart (PDF)
Pentatonic Recorder: Book One (PDF)
Pentatonic Recorder: Book Two (PDF)
Pentatonic Recorder: Book Three (PDF)
First Grade Verses (PDFs & MP3s)
Sheet Music Supplements for the Month (PDFs)

Enrichment & Extra Lesson Blocks
Language: Word Family Houses (PDF)
Cooking With Kids (PDF)
First Grade Fairytale Supplement: Part One (PDF)
First Grade Fairytale Supplement: Part Two (PDF)
Space Clearing Enrichment Block (PDF)
Vintage Book Collection for Silent Reading (17 PDFs)

Legal Support
Lists of Curriculum Concepts to Submit to State Supervising Teacher
Correspondence Charts between Earthschooling & Core Curriculum for State Board

Extra Member Benefits
Member Blog with Extra Lessons Indexed by Grade, Season and Topic
First Grade Chat Room
24-Hour Member Forum
Free Support
FAQs Page for First Grade
First Grade Links Page
Member Galleries of the First Grade Year, Classrooms & Lessons
Kristie’s Private Galleries of Earthschooling Photos

Available Benefits for an Extra Fee
All the items listed above come with the first grade curriculum. However, we also offer the following services below for an additional fee:
Graduation Certificates & Transcripts Available for Additional Fee
Certified Teacher Consultations Available for Additional Fee
Live Tutoring with a Waldorf Teacher Available for Additional Fee
Live Tutoring with a Handwork Teacher Available for Additional Fee


First Grade Samples

Complete Guide to Earthschooling First Grade Sample of First Grade Monthly Guide: February Sample Sample of First Grade Monthly Guide: April Sample Sample of First Grade Monthly Guide: November Sample First Grade Sample of Lesson Blocks Jack’s Main Lesson Book Sample

The current value of this package is $480.00.00 if you were to purchase the items individually. You save over $400.00 by purchasing this package for only $75.00.