First Grade Waldorf Living Lessons Curriculum – Lifetime Access

USD $750.00

(Looking for options without all the living lessons?)
First Grade Core Bundle: $75.00 HERE
First Grade Curriculum Package: $175.00 HERE

These NEW Living Lesson Packages include everything that is in our Earthschooling Curriculum Packages but they go above and beyond by also providing you with Living Lessons. Living Lessons are video lessons where a teacher leads the class through a variety of main lessons, specialized lessons, stories, handwork, crafts, painting, form drawing, music, and more! You can use these lessons as examples to follow for your own teaching or can use them as supplements to your own teaching (we all need a break now and then. I would have loved to have these available on days I was ill or was taking care of my fussy baby). See free samples and full description below…

Description

Living Lessons included in this First Grade Package

This collection is always growing! When you make your payment you are only paying for the Living Lessons and curriculum listed below. This means that the price may increase for this listing as we add more lessons. However, once you make your purchase you automatically receive access to all the lessons listed below and all the future lessons as well! Once you enroll you retain access to the First Grade Living Lessons for life and will never pay for future First Grade Living Lessons not listed on this page.

We will update this list as we add more lessons. Currently the following lessons are included (all of these have been provided by Waldorf teachers Nicole and Janet. See “Our Team” for more information)

Living Lessons: New! Monthly Circle Time
With teacher Michelle Prindle
September Circle Time: Video
October Circle Time: Video
November Circle Time: Video
December Circle Time: Video
January Circle Time: Video
February Circle Time: Video
March Circle Time: Video
April Circle Time: Video
May Circle Time: Video

BONUS! Teacher Michelle has also provided three months of summer circle times!

June Circle Time: Video
July Circle Time: Video
August Circle Time: Video

Chalk Board Drawings
Spring Chalkboard Drawing
Chalkboard Drawing: Winter Scene
Easy Seasonal Tree: Chalkboard Drawing
Maypole Chalk Drawing

Living Lesson Circle Time/Movements/Beanbag Games
Pees Porridge Hot: Special Movements: Video
The Brave Ole Duke of York: Special Movements #1: Video
The Brave Ole Duke of York: Special Movements #2: Video
The King: Special Movements: Video
Jack & Jill: Special Verse with Beanbag Instructions: Video
The Mulberry Bush: Special Verse with Beanbag Instructions: Video

Living Lessons Math: Part One

With Waldorf teacher Mellie Lonneman

G1 Math Block: Lesson 1: Properties of the number one, number story, math verse, counting to 20, introduction to Roman numerals, one for the golden sun MLB drawing, how to write the numbers in general

G1 Math Block: Lesson 2: Part One: Properties of the number two, number story for 2 (continuation from day 1), math verse, exploring opposites, even & odd numbers

G1 Math Block: Lesson 2: Part Two: How to create the Main Lesson Book page for number 2: Day & night drawing, practice writing numbers and Roman numerals in MLB, math verse

G1 Math Block: Lesson 3: Properties of the number 3, number story for 3 (continuation from day 1), odd numbers, review of previous numbers, main lesson book drawing for the number 3, second drawing for the number 3, math verse

G1 Math Block: Lesson 4: Properties of the number 4, review odds & evens, review past numbers, MLB drawing one: four and the golden ring, MLB drawing two: The four seasons, math verse, math story for 4 (continuation from day 1)

G1 Math Block: Lesson 5: Properties of the number 5, story of the number five (continuation from day 1), exploration of Roman numeral five, review of past numbers, review odds & evens, Main Lesson Book (MLB) drawing for the number five, how to practice writing your numbers up to five, math verse

G1 Math Block: Lesson 6: Review of all numbers in verse and movement, counting by 2s, how to count by fives, math story for number six (continuing story from day one), how to write the number six, math verses, review of odds and evens, number six MLB drawing, second MLB Drawing for number six

G1 Math Block: Lesson 7: Review counting by 5s, math story for number 7 (continuation from day one), math verses, writing the number 7, review of Roman numerals, review of odds and evens, MLB drawing for the number 7, second MLB drawing for the number 7

G1 Math Block: Lesson 8: Math verses, math story for 8 (continuation from day one), counting by 3s: clapping & movement, counting by 2s song review, counting by 5s review, how to write the number 8 properly, a MLB drawing for the number 8, second MLB drawing for number 8

G1 Math Block: Lesson 9

G1 Math Block: Lesson 10

Living Lesson Main Lessons: Math Part Two
Telling the Math Story: The Four Processes: Video
Chalkboard Drawing “How To” for the Four Processes: Video
How to Create a Main Lesson Book Page for the Four Processes: Video
Block Crayon Drawing and the Four Processes: Part One: Video
Block Crayon Drawing and the Four Processes: Part Two: Video
Block Crayon Drawing and the Four Processes: Part Three: Video
An Adding Game: Video
The Number 7: Video
The Number 8: Video
The Number 12: Video
A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea and Counting by 3: Video
Brave and True and counting by 3: Video
Counting by 2: Video
Percival Plus Adding Things Up: Video
Counting by 2s
Math Double Scoop
Minus with a Slash
Making Flash Cards
Times Table Flash Cards
Math Warm Up
Practice the Number 10
Multiplying by Three
Working with the Number 11
Math Lesson: 30 and 6
Math Lesson: Number Sentences

Living Lesson Main Lessons: Holiday Theme
Saint George and the Dragon: Part One: Story & Drawing: Video
Saint George and the Dragon: Part Two: Story & Drawing: Video
The Tricky Leprechaun

Living Lesson Main Lessons: Form Drawing
The Straight Line & Curved Line: Story and Drawing: Video
The Straight Line & The Legend of the Flute, The Legend of the Grain of Corn: Video
The Curved Line and an Invitation to the Banquet: Video
Running Form: Waves: Video
Running Form: Cat Ears: Video
Running Forms: Mirrored Forms: Video
Vertical Mirrored Form Drawings: Video
Figure 8 Form Drawing: Video
Making Little Loops: Prep for Handwriting
Spring Geese Running Form Drawing
Rectangle Form Drawing
‘Greek Key’ Form Drawing

Living Lessons Main Lessons #2
This is a bonus set done in a different style!

G1 Form Drawing: Lesson 3: Part One: The Circle
G1 Form Drawing: Lesson 3: Part Two: The Circle
G1 Form Drawing: Lesson 4: Part One: The Spiral
G1 Form Drawing: Lesson 4: Part Two: The Spiral
G1 Form Drawing: Lesson 4: Part Three: The Spiral
G1 Form Drawing: Lesson 5: Running Lines
G1 Form Drawing: Lesson 6: Mirrored Shapes
G1 Form Drawing: Lesson 7: Mirrored Shapes #2

Living Lessons: The Entire Upper Case Alphabet as Chalk Drawings & Student Lessons

This new series is different than the student directed videos provided in the vowel and alphabet section below. In this series teacher Paola shows you how you can make a beautiful and simple chalk board drawing for each letter of the alphabet using verses found in the Earthschooling curriculum. She will be doing the entire alphabet for us and you can use these either as teacher tutorials or as tutorials for your students to show them how to create the same image in their own Main Lesson Books.

Entire Alphabet: Available as Images for you to download

Teacher/Student Lesson: The Capital Letter A: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing & Verse
Teacher/Student Lesson: The Capital Letter B: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing & Verse
Teacher/Student Lesson: The Capital Letter C: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing & Verse
Teacher/Student Lesson: The Capital Letter D: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing & Verse
Teacher/Student Lesson: The Capital Letter E: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing & Verse
Teacher/Student Lesson: The Capital Letter F: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing & Verse
Student Lesson: The Capital Letter G: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing, Story, & Verse
Student Lesson: The Capital Letter H: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing, Story, & Verse
Student Lesson: The Capital Letter I: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing, Story, & Verse
Student Lesson: The Capital Letter J: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing, Story, & Verse
Student Lesson: The Capital Letter K: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing, Story, & Verse
Student Lesson: The Capital Letter L: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing, Story, & Verse
Student Lesson: The Capital Letter M: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing, Story, & Verse
Student Lesson: The Capital Letter N: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing, Story, & Verse
Student Lesson: The Capital Letter O: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing, Story, & Verse
Student Lesson: The Capital Letter P: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing, Story, & Verse
Student Lesson: The Capital Letter Q: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing, Story, & Verse
Student Lesson: The Capital Letter R: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing, Story, & Verse
Student Lesson: The Capital Letter S: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing, Story, & Verse
Student Lesson: The Capital Letter T: Chalkboard/Main Lesson Book Drawing, Story, & Verse

More coming soon! When you enroll you receive all the future videos as well!

Living Lesson Main Lessons: Vowels
How to Teach the Vowels in a Waldorf Classroom (Introduction): Video
Extra Introduction for the Letter U: Video
Extra Introduction for the Letter I: Video
Vowel A – Verse, Story, Movement & Insight: Video
Vowel E – Verse, Story, Movement & Insight: Video
Vowel I – Verse, Story, Movement & Insight: Video
Vowel O – Verse, Story, Movement & Insight: Video
Vowel U – Verse, Story, Movement & Insight: Video
Full Body Eurythmy Movements for All Vowels: Video
The Rainbow Serpent & The Vowels: Main Lesson & Story: Video
The Magpie’s Nest: Audi0 Lesson & Story: Mp3 & PDF

Living Lesson Main Lessons: The Alphabet Main Lesson Book
The Letter A: Story and Main Lesson Book Drawing: Video
The Letter E: Story and Main Lesson Book Drawing: Video
The Letter K: Story and Main Lesson Book Drawing: Video
The Letter L: Story and Main Lesson Book Drawing: Video
The Letter N: Story and Main Lesson Book Drawing: Video
The Letter S: Story and Main Lesson Book Drawing: Video
The Letter T: Story and Main Lesson Book Drawing: Video
The Letter Y: Story and Main Lesson Book Drawing: Video
The Letter Z: Story and Main Lesson Book Drawing: Video

Preparation for Second Grade…

Lowercase e
Lowercase e and the Eagle
Lowercase g-k

Living Lessons: The Complete Alphabet: Chalk Board Drawing, Verse & Lesson
The Letter A
The Letter B
The Letter C
The Letter D
The Letter E
The Letter F
The Letter G
The Letter H
The Letter I
The Letter J
The Letter K
More letters coming soon!

Living Lessons: Beginning Phonics & Writing
-ALL Words
Beaver Writing
-ET words
Handwriting Book
Long E words
Tree Symbols Drawing
Writing for Tree Drawing
-OOK Words and Handwriting Practice
-UN Words
-OOK and -OP Words
IG Words
IG Words in a Sentence
IT Words
Earth Day Sentence Building (or for any day to honor the earth)
Vocabulary Lesson (can go with story “The Lad Who Stole the Giant’s Treasure”)
Pig, Fig & Igloo Sentence Writing

Living Lessons: Music Lessons
Pentatonic Flute: Lesson #1: Video
Pentatonic Flute: Lesson #2: Video

Living Lessons: Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Lessons
Yellow Wet-on-Wet Story and Painting: Video
A Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Story for Yellow on Blue: Video
A Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Story for Blue on Yellow: Video
A Pretty Pumpkin Wet-on-Wet Painting: Video
Fire Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Painting: Video
The Three Friends: Wet-on-Wet Painting: Video
A Starry Sky Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Painting: Video
How to Make a Lantern: Video
Giant Ruby Watercolor Painting: Video
Snowflake Painting: Video
Cherry Blossoms Painting

Living Lessons: Art/Handwork Lessons
How to Make a Lantern: Video
How to Make a Crayon Wrap: Video
Felted Pumpkin Handwork Craft: Video
Poinsettia Craft: Part One: Video
Poinsettia Craft: Part Two: Video
Holiday Window Stars: Video
How to Make a Felted Ball & Felted Acorn: Video
Making a Clay Gnome
Making a Clay Heart
Making a Clay Beaver
Beaver Drawing
Chalk Board Drawing: A Winter Scene
An Eagle Drawing
An Easy Seasonal Tree Chalkboard Drawing
Making a Bird and Nest
Mermaid Drawing
Tree Symbols Drawing
Making a Clay Shell
Creating Story Characters with Clay: The Giant

Living Lessons: Fairytales and Folktales
Longlegs Longshanks: PDF & Video with Teacher Nicole
Beaver Drawing
Beaver Writing
Tree Symbols Drawing
Writing for Tree Drawing
The Little Mermaid: Part One
The Little Mermaid: Part Two
The Little Mermaid: Part Three
The Little Mermaid: Part Four
The Little Mermaid: Part Five
Little Mermaid Writing Practice
The Little Mermaid’s Castle
The Little Mermaid Turns to Air
The Japanese Blossomer
The Japanese Blossomer: Part One
The Japanese Blossomer: Part Two
The Japanese Blossomer: Part Three
The Japanese Blossomer: Writing Practice
Story: Mother Holle
Story: The Lad Who Stole the Giant’s Treasure: Part One
Story: The Lad Who Stole the Giant’s Treasure: Part Two
Story: The Lad Who Stole the Giant’s Treasure: Part Three

See Living Lesson Samples Below

Teacher Nicole: 1st Grade: Uppercase Letter ‘L’ Teacher Nicole: 1st Grade: Form Drawing Sample

 

Already included in this package are all the same benefits you receive with our traditional Earthschooling Curriculum Package below..

Build Vivid Inner Pictures. Cultivate the Imagination to Plant Seeds for Future Learning

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. 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 and video tutorials are available through a teacher portal immediately after you make your purchase. You can read more about how this works here.

FAQs About Earthschooling

See Supply Lists for Each Grade Here

Testimonials About Earthschooling

Why do we call this a “Curriculum Experience” ? Because when you purchase Earthschooling curriculum you not only receive a full curriculum (without the need to purchase any additional materials) but you also receive:

*Teacher support videos, mP3s and live support worth over $200.00
*Instructional Movement/Eurythmy videos worth over $150.00
*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)
*Cultural & language enrichment lessons including Spanish, German, French, Arabic and more worth over $185.00

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

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)

Eurythmy
Guidelines to First Grade Eurythmy (PDF)
About Copper Rods (Video & PDF)
Qui-qui (Video & PDF)
Little Verses (Video & PDF)

Teacher Tutorials & Videos Specific to First Grade
First Grade Planner (PDF)
First Grade Supply List (PDF)
The Meaning & Poetry of Fairytales (PDF)
How to Teach Pentatonic Recorder by Waldorf Teacher Diane Power (Video)
Chalk Drawing for First Grade by Waldorf Teacher Brian Wolfe (Video)
Block Crayon Drawing Level One: 3 Drawings: Animal, Figures, Landscape Two Crayon Hacks by Waldorf Teachers Brian & Robyn Wolfe (Video)
Teaching Beeswax Molding in First Grade (Video)
Introduction to the Kinderlyre (Video)
Basics of Finger-Knitting (Video)
How to Knit/How to Knit a Rabbit (Video)
Waldorf Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Painting: Level One (Video)

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

Teacher Reference Materials
Mini-Course: Waldorf 101 Mini-Course (PDFs)
Webinar: Planning Meeting with Waldorf Teacher Diane Power (MP3 & PDF)
Webinar: Planning Meeting with Earthschooling CEO, Kristie Burns (MP3 & PDF)
Webinar: Rhythm and Stages in Waldorf Education (Video, MP3 & PDF)
Webinar: Basics of Early Childhood Education (Video)
Basic Waldorf Verses: Circle Time, Bread Making, Clean Up Song, Basic Waldorf Verses, Leaving Songs, Lunch Blessing Songs (MP3s)
Reference: Introduction to Basic Waldorf Watercolor (PDF)
Planner: Weekly Scheduler for Multi-Age Classrooms (PDF)
Planner: My Waldorf Year (PDF)
Planner: My Waldorf Year for the Southern Hemisphere
Planner: Earthschooling Basic Planner (PDF)
Planner: For the Choleric, Melancholic, Sanguine and Phlegmatic (PDFs)
Mini-Book: Waldorf Basics (PDF)
Article: A Dozen Lesson Planning Tips (PDF)
Article: Parent & Teacher Modeling (PDF)
Article: The Importance of Free Play (PDF)
Article: Adapting Stories (PDF)
Article: Celebrating Festivals in Early Childhood (PDF)
Article: The Rhythm of Learning (PDF)
Article: The Three Day Rhythm (PDF)
Music for the Classroom: Sheet Music for the Year: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (PDFs)

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 Chalk Drawing for the First Grade Class – Teacher Tutorial Sample Teaching the Pentatonic Recorder/Flute – Teacher Tutorial Sample

If you are unfamiliar with this package and need additional samples beyond what we have provided on this page we suggest that you purchase smaller lesson blocks  or subject blocks to sample the curriculum (you will be given credit for your block purchase if you decide to upgrade) or contact us at: CustomerService@TheBEarthInstitute.com. You may also be interested in visiting our Testimonial Page or What is Earthschooling page. You can view our company purchase and privacy policies HERE.