Second Grade Lowercase Alphabet: Living Lessons – Year Access

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Join teacher Amy Williams on a wonderful adventure through the lower case alphabet. Each video includes a main lesson book drawing and chalk board drawing along with some extras. This is a complete block for second grade. Each Living Lesson set is a complete video course for the block and includes chalkboard drawings, teacher instruction, main lesson book drawings, music, watercolor, and more. The exact contents of the block can be found below in the description.

Description

What are Living Lessons?

Living Lessons are not an online school. Our goal is and always has been to assist the parent/teacher in their own classroom. We also feel it is important that the parent/teacher remains involved in the lessons to stay true to the Waldorf methods. So Living Lessons are a classroom assistant for you and a way for you to become a better teacher by having another teacher lead, guide, and inspire you. Here are some ways in which you may use the Living Lessons:

1. You are homeschooling multiple ages and need a virtual teacher now and then so you can offer each of your students individual attention.

2. You are looking for a virtual classroom experience with a Waldorf teacher.

3. You need a break now and then from homeschooling full time.

4. You want to enhance your own skill set by watching other teachers present Waldorf lessons.

5. You want to join a community of other parents experiencing Living Lessons with opportunities for your kids to connect with other kids in the program.

6. You are running a business or working from home and need a virtual teacher to help you homeschool.

7. You recently moved or are experiencing health challenges that make it hard to homeschool full time.

8. You are new to homeschooling and need a boost of confidence to start off your year.

9. You are new to Waldorf education.

10. You feel overwhelmed with the prospect of homeschooling or you have been forced into homeschooling by the pandemic and are feeling lost.

Living Lesson Main Lessons: The Lowercase Alphabet

This set of lessons is ready to watch both as a teacher learning how to present a lesson and as the student. For students the videos can be played on the first day to introduce the letter through the verse and story with the practice portion saved for the second or third day of lessons. You can also watch the whole video straight through on your MLB day for each lowercase letter.

Videos can include a warm, unique introduction to the letter which can sometimes take us out of the classroom into nature, or on a visit to a new place. At the main chalkboard Miss Amy includes words to go with the letter and a variety of colorful drawings throughout the series. Then we transition into a verse and calming breathing exercise to prepare the child for focused drawing. We’ll hear a chime to open and close the practice portion, which includes a letter story, and guided MLB page creation with either chalk or block crayons. The MLB pages are lovely yet simple to deepen the teacher and child’s confidence in using these materials. The final images always include the lowercase letter drawn into the picture.

The Letter a: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Acrobatic Apple: Story and Drawing
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-5:19

The letter “a” comes to life with the story of an apple who isn’t quite like the other apples. Follow along as Miss Amy guides us through drawing a basket of tumbling acrobatic apples in our Main Lesson Book with block crayons.

The Letter b: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Bella Bunny and Lowercase b Practice
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length- 10:42

The letter “b” begins with a short introduction as our teacher, Miss Amy, brings in her beagle to help share some ‘b’ words on the main chalkboard. We zoom in to look at some ‘b’ objects and listen to our letter verse, before bouncing into our Bella Bunny story and MLB page. For the MLB page we follow along as Miss Amy guides us through a bordered, small chalkboard drawing of Bella Bunny going on a trip in her boat to see her friend.

The Letter c: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Crying Cloud and Magic Trick for Number 11
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-10:24

Letter “c” takes us up into the clouds where a sweet little whisp of mist learns about rain. We see “c” words on the chalkboard and look at a chrysalis, conch shell, and a cucumber from the garden before our verse. Following the chime and calming breaths Miss Amy guides us through drawing a stormy cloud scene with block crayons.

The Letter d: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-10:09

The letter “d” is full of delightful fairy mischief as the dipper is stolen from the sky and placed in the cupboard of a mother and daughter living in the woods. They have a dandy time when the dipper gives them whatever they ask for until it has to go home. See what handmade items Miss Amy has waiting in her letter basket before listening to the verse and story. Take some deep breathes and dive into drawing a colorful star dipper with chalk.

The Letter e: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Lower Case ‘e’ and Making a Dodecahedron: Part I
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-15:29

The letter “e” excites us with an Easter egg hunt that brings an unexpected event. Enjoy beginning this lesson with a chalkboard drawing of a golden eagle made form a lowercase “e” and some “e” words as we listen to our verse. After our story Miss Amy guides us through a block crayon drawing of the surprise found in an extra ordinary egg.

Lower Case ‘f’ practice and Making a Dodecahedron: Part II
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-16:30

The letter “f” takes us out of the classroom and into nature as we look at some fall flowers around Miss Amy’s yard. Listen to a verse and sweet story about a girl who makes her mother’s heart happy with flowers. Draw along with block crayons to recreate the cupboard and vase of flowers from our story.

The Letter g: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
The Letter g:Grape on the Ground, Number 13 Facts
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-8:36

The letter “g” begins with a nature gnome chalkboard drawing and “g” words. We ponder how “g” can be a little tricky with its double sound just like sometimes gnomes like to play tricks to help us learn. After our verse and grounding breathe exercise we begin our story about a grape that can’t wait to be grabbed and gobbled, and how he finally gets to give his juicy goodness to a family. Miss Amy leads us in a chalkboard drawing of hanging grapes.

The Letter h: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Recall Letter h and the Hiding Hut, Addition Paper
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-10:20

The letter “h” is one of Miss Amy’s favorite letters to write in cursive and so many words she loves start with “h” so she created a chalkboard picture to share them with us. This verse and story are filled with heart and home . After our healing breathes and harmonious chime we follow Miss Amy on the chalkboard drawing the windy day that upturns the hut from our story.

The Letter i: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
The Immortalized Icicle, The Pear Story, Working with Beeswax
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-13:36

The letter “i” is a letter of great importance! Miss Amy tells illuminates on why what we put after “i” is important and shares some of her favorite words to use. With our warm hearts and clear breath we travel into an intriguing realm to learn what happens when an icey monster catches a surprised water droplet in mid-air. Miss Amy guides us through a chalk drawing of an adorable icey monster in an icicle cave.

The Letter j: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Lower Case Letter ‘j’ and the Jesting Jack-o-Lantern
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-9:47

The letter “j” really has a jazzy sound. Get jubilant about the letter “j” with fun words juxtapose on the chalkboard. Then jump right into our verse, do a few deep breathes to calm our jitters, and listen to our jack-o-lantern story. This story is sure to give a giggle when the hungry jack-o-lantern finally gets a piece of candy. Miss Amy helps us create a smiling jack-o-lanter from the letter “j” while using our block crayons.

The Letter k: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Lower Case Letter ‘k’ and the Karate Kick
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-11:37

The letter “k” starts with a kick, literally! Join Sensei Basche at his dojo to see some karate kicks his top students Kate has learned through lots of practice, just like the boy in our story. Then we march into our verse about the king’s men and onto our story about a boy preparing for his karate kick test. Miss Amy guides us through a block crayon drawing of a the letter “k” preparing for a karate kick.

The Letter l: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-13:23

The letter “l” starts with leaping leaves falling in the wind as Miss Amy takes us around her property to look at the fall foliage. Listen to a verse about yummy delights and our lesson story of how a curious tree is transformed into a lollipop stick. Finally, we use our lovely block crayons to create a large rainbow lollipop in our MLB.

The Letter m: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Lower Case Letter ‘m’ and the Math Maze
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-9:58

The letter “m” takes us to the magic mountains of Tennessee with our verse and pictures from Miss Amy’s summer vacation. After some mindful breathing to ready our body and minds for the lesson we hear about a boy who makes the journey up a mountain and the mighty magic he encounters. We finish this lesson with our block crayons creating a marvelous, morning, mountain image for out MLBs.

The Letter n: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Lower Case Letter ‘n’ and Practicing
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-11:27

The letter “n” begins with a verse and chalkboard drawing creatively made from a needle and thread and “n” words trimmed with cursive “n’s”. After a few calming breaths we move into a cute fall story about a hungry squirrel and child’s basket of nuts. Bring your beeswax crayons and join Miss Amy with turning “n’s” into acorns for a MLB page.

The Letter o: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-13:36

The letter “o” is s-oooo-ulful! Join Miss Amy for some “o” scales to feel how our mouths become an “o” every time we say it. After our verse try doing your deep breathes with your mouth still in an “o”.Then it’s time for a story trip to the beach where a friendly octopus find a surprise. Our beeswax crayon MLB page playfully recreates the warm sunny beach and o-ctupus from our story.

The Letter p: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-20:47

The letter “p” brings us perfectly, plump, peaceful pears and Miss Amy shares about some interesting “p” fruits local and exotic to her area. Who knew “p” was so fruity? Take some warming breaths before we begin out journey to a land of penguins. The weather is warming up and the penguins receive a warning to move, but one little penguin is determined to find the magic snowflake that will keep his home just how he likes it. Follow along as we use our beeswax crayons to create a wintery scene with two p-p-penguins snuggled up together.

The Letter q: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-15:37

The letter “q” has a best friend and that’s “u”! Let’s see if any of Miss Amy’s “q” words describe you.After our quail verse and some quieting breaths we are ready for a quirky story about how writing came about. Then we get out our MLB’s to turn a “q” into a quill with our beeswax crayons.

The Letter r: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-15:37

The letter “r” is colorful indeed, from beginning to end! I hope you like rainbows because that is our theme. We’ll see one in the chalkboard drawing and on an embroidered unicorn at the beginning, and before we go we’ll use our the block crayons to create a rainbow from only primary colors.

The Letter s: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-12.49

The letter “s” is so sssssilly and fun to sssssay. Even a cursive “s” looks like ships sailing across the chalkboard. “S” becomes a snake in our verse, the sigh in our deep breaths, and the water slide on a sunny, summery day in our story. Follow along as Miss Amy guides us through drawing a story scenes in our MLBs.

The Letter t: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-14:05

The letter “t” take us on a tiny adventure of taming tigers and knights in towers. We titter after the letter “t’” through our verse and breathing before some topsy, turvy, twisty story time. We try our talent by drawing a MLB page of the twirling girl from our story who thinks she’s lost her favorite twirling top.

The Letter u: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-16:34

The letter “u” is for unicorn! Ok, Miss Amy wishes it was all about unicorns because they are her favorite, but we get to learn about so much more. After a unicorn chalkboard drawing and “u” words, we hear an adorable verse about a gnome staying dry under a mushroom. With uplifting breaths we usher in our story about an umbrella that goes from feeling left out to actually being left out in the yard where it gets to cover some little bunnies. Our MLB page is a rainy day with two bunnies under an umbrella.

The Letter v: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-16:34

The letter “v” is VERY! Miss Amy begins by showing us some “v” words that really have some vavavroom to them. Can you think of any more? We take some a peaceful moment to release any vexation on our way to visit a loving tended violet as it grows from a seed. Just like the violet in our story is pressed and kept forever, together we draw a lovely violet to keep pressed in our MLBs.

The Letter w: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-14:06

The letter “w” is wild and windy in the woods as Miss Amy takes us for a walk to watch the fall leaves whirl about. We watch the leaves waltz about the yard while we listen to our verse then relax into our story. Worms may not often come to mind when thinking of bravery but the worm in our story surprises all of his friends by digging down into a watery depth the rest have never seen. Our picture includes wiggly worms waiting for their friend’s welcome return.

The Letter x: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-11:58

The letter “x” marks the spot to a treasure of new words, a verse about Xavier a noble knight, and as excellent opportunity to exhale some excitement so we can explore our story and draw an example on our MLB page.

The Letter y: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-15:51

The letter “y” is warm and cozy. We start with a chalkboard picture of some of the wonderful yellow things that come from the sun and finish with a story and drawing of knit needle and yarn. Miss Amy had a good giggle when she heard the end of this story and found out why the knitting kept coming undone.

The Letter z: Story, Verse, Main Lesson Book Picture, and Extra
Teacher: Amy Williams
Length-12:10

The letter “z” begins with a word about full moons and completion as we wrap up our lowercase letter block. We zoom from our zebra verse onto our story about a zesty, zebra at the zoo. Our final MLB picture is full of “z” practice as we draw a ziggety-zaggety striped zebra.