At Camellia Waldorf School, a child’s elementary 学校 education in academic subjects includes hands-on learning as well as music, 艺术, physical education and practical 艺术s. Teachers bring lessons alive by using vivid imagery and absorbing activities that stimulate students’ curiosity – engaging them both intellectually and emotionally resulting in better academic performance.
We use an in-depth block approach of two hours each morning, when the students are most attentive. Each instructional block lasts 3-4 weeks, allowing for a deeper exploration of the subject material and covering the main academic subjects of math, 科学, 语言艺术, 历史, 和地理. We schedule plenty of time for recess and incorporate time in nature. 全球最大体育平台work is age appropriate and kept to the essential in the early grades to allow more family time.
Teachers typically teach the same class for a number of years, allowing teachers and students to know and understand each other in a deeper way. These long term-relationships enhance each child’s learning, 信心, social and emotional skills, 和安全感.
Our curriculum is multidisciplinary, multicultural, and experiential. Specific subjects in grades 1 through 5 include:
数学: Our approach to math includes multisensory, hands-on activities and manipulatives. Children learn all the basics of addition, 减法, 乘法, 部门, 乘法表, 测量, 重量和金钱, 告诉时间, 长除法, double-digit 乘法, proper and improper fractions, 小数, 百分比, and free-hand geometric 画.
语言艺术: Waldorf education offers a rich oral environment and story-telling tradition that boosts children’s vocabulary, 语言, 和理解, and leads to strong reading skills. 从一年级开始, children begin with learning their letters. 词性, 语法, 动词时态, 草书, independent composition writing, 诗, and book reports come in later grades.
科学: The approach of the early grades st艺术s with imaginative nature walks, 故事, 动手园艺, building up to more in-depth studies of botany, 植物的生命, 动物研究, and zoology in later elementary 学校.
地理位置: We begin by studying the child’s home, 学校, 和局部区域, then move on to California and North American geography and clothing and shelters from different cultures.
历史: Early grades st艺术 with fairy tales, fables, and saints. Later grades cover heroes, 神话与传说, ancient civilizations (including India, 波斯, 美索不达米亚, 和埃及), Greek mythology and culture, 和加州历史.
西班牙语: 从一年级开始, the students learn basic vocabulary, 字的结构, and expressions essential for everyday communication. The 语言 classes are presented with games, rhythmical activities, songs, and poetry. Cultural components, such as the Day of Dead and holidays in Mexico are also incorporated.
音乐: We provide active immersion in music through singing, 读音乐, and playing instruments such the pentatonic flute and recorder. All students learn either the violin or cello st艺术ing in 4th grade.
艺术: Art is integrated into the learning process in every subject, 通过绘画, 草图, 画, 以及其他媒介. In grades 1-3 children paint once a week. In later elementary 学校 years, more formal 画 and 草图 is introduced.
园艺: Children learn how to work with the elements of nature, tending and weeding garden beds. We expose the children to hands-on processes that provide a basis for formal 科学 study st艺术ing in 4th grade.
手工: 针织基本技能, 钩编, 缝纫, and needlework are taught, helping students develop their fine-motor skills.
Woodshop: 从五年级开始, students learn to use tools and equipment properly, emphasizing safety for all students, and working on individual projects.
体育教育: In physical education, students st艺术 by playing imaginative games and versions of tag. Basic skills such as running, 跳过, 跳, 摆动, 飞驰的, and 跳过 rope are practiced through play. As the children get older, cooperative games are introduced, as well as historical sports such as the javelin, 铁饼, 跳远, short- and long-distance running, 摔跤, as well as circus 艺术s and team sports.
戏剧: Every spring, each class performs a class play related to the curriculum of that year.
实地考察: 从二年级开始, classes go on day trips and overnight field trips related to the curriculum of each grade.
课外体育运动: St艺术ing in 4th and 5th grades, students can p艺术icipate in a number of after-学校 clubs, 包括运行, 夺旗橄榄球, 排球, 篮球, 独轮车, 两项全能训练.