2nd Grade

  • Art and Crafts as a Foundation to the Healing of the Human Being

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    An excerpt from our Second Grade Syllabus new second edition by Donna Simmons.    He who works with his hands is a laborer; He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman; He who works with his…

  • Second Grade Syllabus – newly updated & expanded!

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Preorder begins on May 14th By Donna Simmons After 9 years, it was time to freshen up and rewrite parts of our second grade syllabus. While continuing to feel happy about the lessons themselves, the flow of the year, and…

  • Bean Bag Games for Grades 1-3

    Posted by Christopherus

    by Barbara Benson Many years ago, I attended a Waldorf conference for homeschoolers hosted by Rahima Baldwin. One of the presenters was discussing circle time games for early elementary grades. The games that really resonated with me were the bean…

  • The Importance of Form Drawing

    Posted by Christopherus

    This blog will not address how to do form drawing or its esoteric benefits to the twelve senses. Donna’s book, Form Drawing for Beginners as well as supplemental books like Form Drawing Grades One through Four by Stine and Schuberth…

  • Circle Time in a Homeschooling Setting

    Posted by Christopherus

    Although it can be challenging to do circle time in a home school setting, particularly with an only child, I believe that circle can be a great benefit to your early elementary homeschooling rhythm of the day. Circle time in…

  • Help with Painting

    Posted by Christopherus

    by Donna Simmons Something which appeals to many people new to Waldorf education but which also fills them with dread is wet on wet watercolor painting. The colors are so vibrant and it is clearly a healthy and nurturing activity…

  • Help with Second Grade

    Posted by Christopherus

    We are currently working on a full Waldorf-inspired homeschool curriculum for second grade: this will be available Summer 2008 (along with the third grade curriculum). So what to do if you’ve got a second grader in your family now?! Many…

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