The Art of the Fairy Tale

The Art of the Fairy Tale Description This book contains classic fairy tale stories that are often used in the Waldorf first-grade as the imaginative context for teaching language arts. The introduction aides the teacher in understanding common images (archetypes) found in the stories and gives specific indications on how to cultivate a proper storytelling…

Lessons in the Arts for the Elementary School Years

Lessons in the Arts for the Elementary School Years Description This book is designed to show the teacher the “how to” of crayon drawing and watercolor painting in teaching the young child. The information in this book is useful for grades one through four. Sample ContentTable of ContentsSample Content Sample Lesson Beginning with the Primal…

World of Numbers

World of Numbers Description This is the first grade teacher manual used for introducing each number and the four processes. An imaginative story is included for introducing the quality of each number, such as “the threefold” “duality”, “oneness”, etc. Then, four characters are introduced as personifications of the processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.…

Beginning with Form Drawing

Beginning with Form Drawing Description Unique to Waldorf schools is an approach to geometry that begins with simple repetitive ribbon forms in the first grade. This book provides the teacher with the ribbon form drawing lessons needed for grades one and two. Sample ContentTable of ContentsSample Content Sample Lesson Castle Ramparts Lesson 11 This form…

From Moving and Speaking to Writing and Reading

From Moving and Speaking to Writing and Reading Description This is the primary teacher’s manual for teaching three language blocks in the first grade year. Learning begins with an imaginative introduction to the alphabet in the first block, then moves later in the school year to the second block where the child begins to write…

Beginning Recorder Drama and Poetry

Beginning Recorder Drama and Poetry Description This book not only teaches the teacher how to play the recorder, but shows how one can also gently lead the child to learn this instrument. It begins with simple rhythms with a single note and leads to more advanced songs in the pentatonic scale. This book is also…

From Imagination to Form – The Letters A to Z

From Imagination to Form – The Letters A to Z Description This is the richly illustrated companion volume to From Moving and Speaking to Writing and Reading. This book includes a colorful image, story suggestions, verses, and tongue twisters for the introduction of each letter. Sample ContentTable of ContentsSample Content Sample Lesson The Letter B…

Introduction to the Fourth Year

Introduction to the Fourth Year Description This introductory book provides the teacher with insights into stages of childhood development, a layout of the school year and the typical day, and includes reading lists and supplies lists needed for teaching. Sample LessonTable of ContentsSample Lesson Sample Lesson The Block Calendar Rotation Here is a possible block…

Beowulf

Beowulf Description This book lays out a three to four week study of this seminal story in the development of the English language. Students learn to recite beautiful alliterative passages, create drawings of Celtic knot work, and learn of the culture of the Norse men. Also included is a dramatic presentation of the story of…