In-depth block approach of two hours each morning, when the students are most attentive. Block lasts 3-4 weeks
Main academic subjects of math, science, language arts, history, and geography.
Balanced time for recess and time in nature.
全球最大体育平台work is age appropriate and allows for more family time.
老师 are with the same class for a number of years allowing for more connection and in depth learning.
A Bit 关于 4年级
The 10 year old child stands in new relation to the world and the fourth grade marks a clear change in the work and what is expected of them - and they are prepared and ready. The Waldorf fourth grader feels “I am here, and the world is there”, and the transition from early childhood is complete. The habits and skills of the first three grades are formed and steady, and are now put to use in studying new and varied subjects. Children begin to explore their environment, first with making a map of their bedroom, the route they take to 学校, 他们的教室, 学校, 城市, 、县, eventually moving into the map of California and studying the rich culture and history of the state. Stories continue, of local indigenous people and Norse Mythology. The mythology stories brings gods and goddesses, 火热的激情, 聪明, 自我牺牲, all of which mirror their own self. And the rich tales of the Norse people’s close relationship to their natural world help children to encounter the struggles between opposing forces, extremes in conflict and humor and wisdom - all of which speak to the budding ten year old as they move into middle childhood. Zoology is brought, and students choose an animal to study in depth - writing a paper on their chosen animal, as well as a 3D model and drawing, to be then presented to the parents and class. Zoology is then taken out into the broader world, traditionally with an overnight field trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium - their first of many overnight field trips.
4年级 Learning Objectives
Main Lesson Skills
Learning and modeling strong classroom skills continues, constructive communication, along with confidence and positive self image building, children continue to build executive function skills
Shift from learning to read to reading to learn, spelling rules and practice, 书面作业, book reports and grammar rules - verb tenses, 介词,
personal and pronouns, writing composition with emphasis on the stories and first dictations begins
Norse Mythology, Native American Stories, poetry and the appreciation of the inner beauty of a poem
Review of four operations - addition, 减法, multiplication and division, 次表, 应用题, 测量, 平均, 长除法, factoring and proofs
Zoology, local geography and history
Spanish continues with stories, dancing and signing, 天, 个月, 季节, 时间告诉, reading and writing - introduces, 全是西班牙语
Braided forms and geometric drawing
Watercolor painting, beeswax modeling of animals, freehand geometric drawing, and ink pens are introduced
Strings - violin or cello, junior choir - singing in rounds, recorder and reading music from notation, perform at annual concerts
刺绣, 十字缝, working with wool roving (from previous year’s sheep shearing farm experience), and simple hand stitching
Cooperative games, team skills, running, jumping and throwing, circus arts are introduced - juggling
After 学校 Soccer and Basketball Clubs