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

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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.

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 Resources 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

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

Earthschooling First Grade Sample

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.

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