Specific Themes for Each Grade – Preschool to Grade Eight

Preschool & KG

Morning:
Circle Time Verses
(Finger rhymes and verses are very important for pre-math and pre-language abilities)
Shaping Bread/Snack
Storytime (Puppet show style, repetitive stories (like The Little Red Hen) and relational stories – stories about what children did yesterday, stories about their birth, stories about children like them or other children their age and what they do).
Playing with Natural Toys, Fantasy Play

Afternoon:
Nature walk – focus on touching, feeling, observing, telling stories, asking questions
Nature based crafts & art – done WITH the parent or teacher or older sibling
Watching a Parent Do Handiwork and “Helping Them”
Modeling Parent Chores and Activities – Being included in what parent is doing.
First Grade

Morning:
Trimester One: Math (counting, the four processes)
& Form Drawing (straight & curved lines), Folk Tales
Trimester Two: Language & Cultural Studies, Fairytales – European/Americas
Trimester Three: Drama & Writing, Fairytales – Asia, Australia, etc..
Note: The organization above is how we ordered the year. You can cover these same lessons in any order you want to.

Afternoon:
Nature stories, nature walk
Nature based crafts & art
Circle time including songs & verse in other languages
Knitting/painting/block crayons/beeswax modeling/etc…depending on the monthly focus in the
lesson plans
Pentatonic recorder

Second Grade
Morning:
Trimester One: Math (basics, the four processes: focus on addition) & Form Drawing -Fables
Trimester Two: Lower Case Letters & Grammar – Legends
Trimester Three: Saints & Heroes
Note: You can divide these subjects in any way you want to through the year. This is an example only.

Afternoon:
Nature stories, nature walk
Nature based crafts & art
Circle time including songs & verse in other languages
Foreign language games, poems and verses
Knitting/crochet/painting/block crayons/beeswax modeling/etc…depending on the monthly focus in the lesson plans
Pentatonic recorder

Third Grade
Morning:
Trimester One: Math (Measurements of volume, space, money and time) – Cursive writing –
Form Drawing (Vertical Symmetry).
Trimester Two: Grammar & Spelling – Native American stories
Trimester Three: Old Testament stories
Note: You can study these lessons in any order through the year. This was our schedule.

Afternoon:
Housebuilding & gardening
Nature based crafts & art
Circle time including songs & verse in other languages & rounds
Complex knitting/crochet/painting/block crayons/beeswax modeling/etc…depending on the monthly focus in the lesson plans
Soprano recorder & reading music

Fourth Grade
Morning:
Trimester One: Math (Division, Long Division) & Form Drawing (Celtic Knots)
Trimester Two: Grammar, Spelling & Essays – Local History & Geography (incl. mapping)
Trimester Three: Poetry – Norse Mythology – Zoology
Note: You can study these in any order through the year.

Afternoon:
Nature based crafts & art
Field trips for local geography
Practice the four math processes. Weekly review.
Circle time including songs & verse in other languages & rounds
Complex knitting/crochet/embroidery/sculpture/drawing/painting/block crayons/beeswax modeling/etc…depending on the monthly focus in the lesson plans
Soprano recorder & continue to learn to read music & start learning to do duets or work in an orchestra situation – more than one instrument.

Fifth Grade
Morning:
Trimester One: Math (decimals, metric system) & Geometry – India & Persia
Trimester Two: Grammar, Research & Reports, Different kinds of writing, pen pals & Ancient Egypt
Trimester Three: Greek Mythology & Greece – North American Geography
Note: You can study these in any order through the year.

Afternoon:
Nature based crafts & art
Botany/Nature walks – Vary intensity of study/science –vs- exploration and discovery
Practice the four math processes. Weekly review.
Circle time including songs & verse in other languages & rounds
Phrases and poems in foreign language of your choice.
Complex knitting like socks and mittens/crochet/embroidery/sculpture/drawing/painting/block crayons/beeswax modeling/carving, etc…depending on the monthly focus in the lesson plans

Recorder & continue to learn to read music & start learning to do duets or work in an orchestra situation – more than one instrument. Do two and three-part rounds, harmonies and music from Persia, India, Greece, and Egypt.

Sixth Grade
Morning:
Trimester One: Literature (Spelling, Biographies, Composition & Poetry) & Physics
Trimester Two: First Half: Math (ratio & estimation) & Latin America
Trimester Two: Second Half: Math (geometry) & Physics
Trimester Three: First Half: Rome & The Middle Ages & Astronomy
Trimester Three: Second Half: Geology (We include minerals and gems and studies on their effects in healing too)
Note: You can do these in any order through the year.

Afternoon:
Nature based crafts & art
Botany Review/Nature walks – Vary intensity of study/science –vs- exploration and discovery
Practice the four math processes.
Circle time including songs & verse in other languages & rounds
Communication phrases in foreign language of your choice.
Knitting and sewing toys and clothing/drawing/painting/charcoal and pencil
drawing/clay/carving a spoon or small toy, etc…depending on the monthly focus in the lesson plans
Recorder & continue to learn to read music & start learning to do duets or work in an orchestra situation – more than one instrument. Do two and three-part rounds, harmonies and music from Latin America and Rome. This is a great chance to do some of that awesome Latin music!

Seventh Grade
Morning:
Trimester One: Part One: Math (pre-algebra, geometry, negative numbers, cube root)
Trimester One: Part Two: Language (Writing reports, creative writing, spelling) & History (The Renaissance)
Trimester Two: Part One: Legends (such as King Arthur or other native legends from your region)
Trimester Two: Part Two: Physics (review and part two)
Trimester Three: Part One: Chemistry
Trimester Three: Part Two: European and African Geography
Note: You can do these lessons in any order through the year.

Afternoon:
Nature based crafts & art
Botany Review/Nature walks – Vary intensity of study/science –vs- exploration and discovery
Practice the four math processes.
Circle time including songs & verse in other languages & rounds
Communication phrases in foreign language of your choice. Start studying vocabulary lists and building vocabulary.
Knitting and sewing toys & clothing/drawing/painting/advanced drawing/advanced sculpting with clay/Advanced carving, etc…depending on the monthly focus in the lesson plans – Recorder & continue to learn to read music & start learning to do duets or work in an orchestra situation – more than one instrument. Do two and three-part rounds, harmonies and music from the Renaissance. Ballads are also a good choice for this age.
Eighth Grade
Morning:
Trimester One: Math (algebra & geometry) & Shakespeare & Other classic literature of your region or culture.
Trimester Two: Part One: Organic Chemistry
Trimester Two: Part Two: American History & Current Events
Trimester Three: Part One: Geography of Asia, Australia and Antarctica
Trimester Three: Part Two: Physics
Note: You can do these in any order through the year.

Afternoon:
Nature based crafts & art
Nature walks – Vary intensity of study/science –vs- exploration and discovery
Circle time including songs & verse in other languages & rounds
Communication phrases in foreign language of your choice. Start studying vocabulary lists and building vocabulary. Venture into some “real life” experiences.
Sewing with machines/drawing/painting/drawing portraits and animals/advanced sculpting with clay/Advanced carving, basic woodworking skills, making simple wood items…depending on the monthly focus in the lesson plans Recorder & continue to learn to read music & start learning to do duets or work in an orchestra situation – more than one instrument. Do two and three-part rounds, harmonies and music.

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