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.
Seventh Grade Math Block: Algebra
Math Block Day 1 – Intro to Integers
Integers #1: Worksheet & Answer Key
Math Block Day 2 – Adding Integers
Integers #2: Worksheet & Answer Key
Day 3 – Subtracting Integers
Integers #3: Worksheet & Answer Key
Day 4 – Multiplying Integers
Integers #4: Worksheet & Answer Key
Day 5 – Dividing Integers
Integers #5: Worksheet & Answer Key
Day 6 – Exponents Day 1: Introduction to Exponents
Exponents Worksheet & Answer Key
Day 7 – Exponents Day 2: Exponents
Exponents Worksheet & Answer Key
Day 8 – Exponents Day 3: Squares
Squares Worksheet & Answer Key
Day 9 – Exponents: Day 4
Day 10 – Exponents: Day 5
Day 11 – Algebra: Day 1
Day 12 – Algebra: Day 2
Day 13- Algebra: Day 3
Day 14 – Algebra: Day 4
Day 15 – Algebra: Day 5
Day 16 – Algebra Day 6
Day 17 – Math Review & Final Lesson
Day 17B: Math Review Answer Sheet
Algebra lessons include: multiplication, division, multiple operations, distributive law, and more.
Your teacher for this block: Danielle Gair
Danielle Gair is a Waldorf class teacher who lives with her young family in Cape Town, South Africa. She has taught a complete 7 year cycle with one class and is currently teaching a vibrant, fun-loving class of 6th graders. She became a Waldorf teacher because she strongly believes that children should be taught in a way that inspires and engages them, and that education is about more than just ticking off boxes. Danielle earned her Bachelor in Education at the Centre for Creative Education in Cape Town and continues to learn more about her trade and anthroposophy every day. Her passion is the beauty of maths, ancient history and English. When she isn’t teaching, Danielle spends her time with her husband and two young children doing art projects, going to the beach or exploring the mountains and forests of Cape Town.
Seventh Grade Math Block: Geometry
Math 1: Fibonacci sequence: Part I
Math 2: Fibonacci sequence: Part II
Math 3: The Golden Mean
Math 4: The Pentagon: Part I
Math 5: The Pentagon: Part II
Math 6: The Human Body and Phi
Math 7: Angle Proofs, Part 1
Math 8: Angle Proofs and Theorems, Part 2
Math 9: Pythagoras, Part 1
Math: 10: Pythagoras: Part 2
Math: 11: Pythagoras: Part 3
Math: 12: Pythagorean Triples & Area
Math: 13: Area of Triangles
Math 14: Area of a Trapezoid
Math 15: Circumference and Pi
Math 16: Area of a Circle
Math 17: Pythagoras’ Spiral
Math 18: Heptagon
Math 19: Square Root Algorithm – Part I
Math 20: Square Root Algorithm – Part II
Math 21: Square Root Algorithm – Part III
Math 22: Square Root Algorithm – Part IV
Your teacher for this block: Stephanie Packer
Stephanie Packer grew up in New Jersey, and graduated with a BA in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Shortly after her graduation from college, she discovered both her passion for teaching, as well as for the Waldorf Pedagogy. Stephanie then began her Waldorf teacher training in the United States, and finished it in Spain where she helped to found a new Waldorf School in Seville. Since that time, Stephanie has been committed to supporting the Waldorf movement both locally and abroad. She has worked in many capacities at various Waldorf schools, including: Class Teacher for grades 1-8, Spanish Teacher, English Teacher, Educational Support Coordinator, Early Childhood Assistant, After-Curricular Activities Teacher, and Assistant Dean of Students. She is currently completing her certification in Waldorf Learning Support/Extra Lesson. In Stephanie’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, exploring nature, reading, and supporting local Waldorf communities. She believes that all children deserve to spend their golden years surrounded by what is beautiful, what is good, and what is true and that is why she has chosen to dedicate her path in this life to bring Waldorf pedagogy to everyone that she can.