Curriculum Samples

Fourth Grade
  • Language Arts: Norse Mythology; grammar; writing (including the fountain pen); recitation of poetry
  • Social Studies: Festival celebrations; Nordic culture; local geography/history; Native American practical life; map-making
  • Science: "Human Being and Animal"; nature walks
  • Math: Fractions; long multiplication, long division; multiplication/division tables (1-12) solidified
  • World languages: Grammar; vocabulary; songs; dances; poetry; conversation
  • Art: Wet-on-wet watercolor painting; clay modeling; crayon/colored pencil drawing, form drawing—particularly weaving patterns or Celtic knots
  • Practical Arts: Cross-stitch; woodworking; gift-making
  • Drama: Re-enactment of stories; class play; assembly performances
  • Music: Diatonic flutes; singing rounds and choral music; strings ensemble
  • Movement: Two outdoor recesses a day; Eurythmy; traditional dance; physical education; daily rhythm/coordination exercises

Fifth Grade
  • Language Arts: Ancient Indian, Persian, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greek culture and myths; literature; grammar; writing; recitation of poetry
  • Social Studies: Festival celebrations; land and culture of ancient India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece; Greek history; North American geography
  • Science: Botany Math: Decimals; more complex fraction problems; freehand geometry
  • World languages: Grammar; vocabulary; conversation; songs; dances; poetry
  • Art: Wet-on-wet watercolor painting; clay modeling; colored-pencil drawing
  • Practical Arts: Knitting socks on four needles; gift-making
  • Drama: Re-enactment of stories; class play; assembly performances
  • Music: Diatonic flute ensemble; singing; strings ensemble
  • Movement: Two outdoor recesses a day; Eurythmy; traditional dance; physical education including Pentathlon training; daily rhythm/coordination exercises
Arts and Practical Skills
Arts and practical skills ‚Äčare essential, educating not only heart and hand, but the brain as well.

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