Third Grade Waldorf Earthschooling Curriculum For Classrooms, Schools, Co-ops and Charter Schools

USD $475.00


If you are purchasing for a school, co-op or charter school please use this listing to purchase and not the individual family listing. This purchase includes rights for your school to use this curriculum in one classroom (or multiple classrooms) and over an unlimited amount of years.

Theme: Self and Others – Where Do I Belong? Cultivate Confidence and Security

By the third grade, children are beginning to comprehend the difference between self and other and wonder where in the scheme of things they belong. To fortify their growing personal identity, they read creation and origin stories from around the world.

Around the age of nine comes a very important psychological change. The child has a stronger experience of its own individuality or identity (ego) and therefore begins to question adult authority. it may feel isolated from family and friends and therefore need more sympathy and firmness from teachers and parents. Again, the subjects given to Class Three are carefully chosen and timed to relate to this inner psychological change.

The origin and creation stories give the nine-year-old an inner picture of the vastness of the world and the wonders it holds. In handwork the children crochet a hat, a visible form of something protecting them. In the main lesson they learn about occupations such as house building, farming and traditional crafts. How do farmers provide our food. Unforgettable is an early morning visit to a cowshed with its characteristic sounds and smells, seeing the cows milked, feeling their warm breath, tasting the fresh milk! Farming, housing, building, measurement, and mastery of the multiplication tables and four arithmetic processes provide a practical foundation for scientific study and help ground the children. They go away together to spend a week on a farm. The study of grammar helps them to develop rational thinking. Each child takes up a stringed instrument: violin, viola or cello.

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 Lessons
Lesson Block: Creation and Origin Myths and Legends (PDF)
Lesson Block: G3 Native American Stories (PDF)
Lesson Block: House-building (PDF)
Lesson Block: G3 Language and Grammar (PDF)
MLB Samples: G3 Language by Hannah
Lesson Block: Third Grade Math Block (PDF)
Lesson Block: G3 Long Division Math Additional Lessons (PDF)
MLB Samples: G3 Math by Hannah
Teacher Guide: Guide to Science Stories Preschool through Fourth Grade (PDF)
Lesson Block: Third Grade Storyland of Science (PDF)
Lesson Block: Farming & Gardening Guide & Main Lessons (PDF)
Lesson Block: Herbs for Kids: Part One (PDF)
Farming Reference Book: 13 Chapters for Reference (21 PDFs)

Main Lessons in Art, Watercolor & Handwork
Art Lesson: Indian Art – Mandalas (PDF)
Art Lesson: G3 Watercolor Extra Lessons (PDF)
MLB Sample: G3 Art Hannah
MLB Sample: G3 Painting Hannah
Teacher Guide: Form Drawing Basics (PDF)
Lesson Block: G3 Form Drawing Main Book (PDF)
Lesson Block: G3 German Form Drawing (PDF)
Teacher Guide: Handwork: How to Spin Wool (Video)
Handwork Lesson: Handwork: Story for Spinning Wool (PDF)
Lesson Block: Handwork: Knitting and Weaving for Kids (PDF)
Lesson Block: Handwork: Felting: Felting a Mermaid (Video)
Lesson Block: Textiles and Clothing (PDF)
Handwork Block: Unicorn Patterns to Knit (PDF)

Main Lessons in Music
Third Grade Verses for the Year (PDF & MP3s)
Pentatonic Fingering Chart (PDF)
Pentatonic Recorder: Book One (PDF)
Pentatonic Recorder: Book Two (PDF)
Pentatonic Recorder: Book Three (PDF)
Soprano Recorder Fingering Chart (PDF)
Soprano Recorder Lesson Guide (PDF)
Soprano Recorder Music Cards (PDF)
Third Grade Sheet Music for the Year (PDF)
Second Language Verses in French, Spanish and German (PDF & MP3s)

Guidelines to Third Grade Eurythmy (PDF)
About Copper Rods (Video & PDF)
Moving in Etheric Space (Video & PDF)
7-fold Rod Exercise (Video & PDF)
Moving Straight Lines and Crosses (Video & PDF)
Moving Triangles and Six Pointed Stars (Video & PDF)
Eurythmy Verses (Video & PDF)

Teacher Resources Specific to Third Grade
Third Grade Planner
Third Grade Supply List
Reference: Leaf Shapes (PDF)
Third Grade Chalk Drawing by Waldorf Teacher Brian Wolfe (Video)
Block Crayon Tutorials Level Three: Drawings: Animal, Figures, Landscape Crayon Hacks by Waldorf Teacher Brian & Robyn Wolfe (Video)

Cultural Enrichment Lessons
Australia: Dream Time Stories, Part One, Two and Three (PDF)
Australia: The Cave (PDF)

Enrichment & Extra Lesson Blocks
Lesson Blocks: Supplemental Stories for Third Grade (PDF)
Supplemental Lessons: G3 Handwork, Science, Math
Supplemental Lessons for G3 Gardening (PDF)
Space Clearing Block (PDF)

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
Third Grade Chat Room
24-Hour Member Forum
Free Support
FAQs Page for Third Grade
Third Grade Links Page
Member Galleries of the Third 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 third 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

Third Grade Curriculum Samples

Guide to Earthschooling Third Grade Third Grade Craft Block Sample Pages