In this course you’ll find a complete overview of the 5th grade Waldorf curriculum. I go through themes for the year, the child development picture and practical topics like how to address homework, creating a reading plan and establishing a system of feedback and evaluation for students and parents.
The real meat of the course is in the 3+ hours of audio content.
The first audio file provides an overview of the fifth grade year with the foundational information that will frame your work for the year. You’ll get a picture of child development as it pertains to this age, a basic approach to teaching in the Waldorf way and how you can use rhythm to give structure and organization to your teaching. I also talk about the practicalities of skill-building, developing a reading program, assigning homework and following up with student and parent feedback.
In the second audio file, I go through each block that is a part of the fifth grade main lesson curriculum giving a basic outline, resources for content, ideas for readers, projects and field trips and a basic idea of how the block resonates with the developmental stage of the 5th grader.
Most courses designed to prepare you to teach the whole year cost hundreds of dollars. I’m so happy to offer this overview of the year, with a solid foundation in child development, habit-building practices and lots of inspirational content for just $59.
To be clear, I do not include individual lesson plans with this course. Instead, I give you all of the tools you need to craft your own Waldorf 5th grade curriculum, like Waldorf teachers have done since the founding of the first Waldorf school. If you don’t like strict, by-the-book lesson plans and prefer to follow your students’ interest and enthusiasm when putting together lessons, this course is for you!
In addition to the wealth of information in the audio files, the following documents are also included.
- Upper Grades Morning Verse
- Grade Five Sample Block Rotation
- Grade Five Sample Weekly Schedule
- Grade Five Sample Main Lesson Rhythm
- Grade Five Curriculum overview
- Grade Five Year-End Summary and Block Report
- Main Lesson Book Liner
In addition to this content, you’ll receive a coupon code to purchase the block-by-block curriculum guides available on the website http://www.awaldorfjourney.com.