Curriculum Samples

First Grade
  • Language Arts
    : Fairy tales, folk tales and nature stories; upper-case letters; writing sentences, stories and poems
  • Social Studies: Festival celebrations
  • Science: Nature walks and outdoor education
  • Math: Quality of numbers; an introduction to addition, subtraction, multiplication, division; mental math and form drawing
  • World languages: Counting; naming things; songs; dances; poetry; conversation
  • Art: Wet-on-wet watercolor painting; beeswax modeling; crayon drawing
  • Practical Arts: Knitting; gift-making
  • Drama: Re-enactment of fairy tales; class play; assembly performances
  • Music: Pentatonic flutes; singing
  • Movement: Two outdoor recesses a day; Eurythmy; daily body geography exercises

Second grade
  • Language Arts: Aesop's fables; animal stories; lower-case letters and cursive writing; grammar; writing stories and compositions; recitation of poetry
  • Social Studies: Festival celebrations; legends of saintly and heroic people
  • Science: Nature study; nature walks
  • Math: The four arithmetic processes; place value; patterns in numbers; regrouping; mental math, math games and form drawing
  • World languages: Vocabulary; songs; dances; poetry; conversation
  • Art: Wet-on-wet watercolor painting; beeswax modeling; crayon drawing; form drawing
  • Practical Arts: Crocheting and knitting; gift-making
  • Drama: Re-enactment of fables and legends; class play; assembly performances
  • Music: Pentatonic flutes; singing
  • Movement: Two outdoor recesses a day; Eurythmy; traditional dance; physical education; daily exercises to develop fine and gross motor skills

Third Grade
  • Language Arts: Hebrew legends/Old Testament stories; introduction of grammar; writing stories and composition; cursive writing; recitation of poetry; reading aloud
  • Social Studies: Festival celebrations; ancient Hebrew culture
  • Science: ​Farming; gardening; nature observation
  • Math: Measurement—liquid, dry, linear, weight, time; money; long multiplication and division
  • World languages: Counting; naming; songs; dances; poetry; conversation
  • Art: Wet-on-wet watercolor painting; beeswax modeling; crayon/colored pencil drawing; form drawing
  • Practical Arts: Knitting; gardening; shelter building; plant-dyeing; farming; cooking; gift-making
  • Drama: Re-enactment of stories; class play; assembly performances
  • Music: Diatonic flute; singing; strings ensemble
  • Movement: Two outdoor recesses a day; Eurythmy; traditional and folk dance; physical education; daily rhythm/coordination exercises
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