SHINING STAR WALDORF SCHOOL PORTLAND OREGON

Grades Classes
We offer grades 1-7 2014-15 

Monday-Thursday 9 am to 3 pm

Class sizes are small, 10-16 children per class.

Our faculty:  Mrs. Johnson, gr 5-6, Ms. Laura, gr 4, Mr. Chi, gr 3, Ms. Deidre Spahr, gr 2, Dolores Julien Grade 1,  Ms. Lenka White, strings, Ms. Veah Keyes, handwork, Tante Jossi, German, Anne Marie Sanderson, Band & Flutes, Brigitte Bonfield, advanced German, Ms. Jolanda, Eurythmy, Arnold Lobel, Pianist for Eurythmy, David Edwards, Grade 1 co-teacher, Peter Nahigian, Woodworking Teacher.

We offer head, heart and hands education for the whole child using traditional and innovative Waldorf education.

  Our First Graders use BENCHES!

Our grades children enjoy:

Eurythmy 1 x per week
Handwork 2 x per week
German 1 x per week
Strings in gr 3 and older 2 x per week. Band in grade 6, 1 x per week
Movement & Games
Folk Dance 1 x per week
Art every day

The grades are located in a sunny beautiful lower level of a large church located in the beautiful Irvington Neighborhood, we enjoy a large paved play area and a garden space with vegetable area, a hand made sand box tucked into a corner, basketball hoops, and within 2 blocks, a lovely private green space with labyrinth and play space for recreation.
  We love our strings program, it is so much fun!

On Thursdays, the grades goes out into Mother Nature for fall and spring, in winter we remain on site with wonderful mixed aged activities. 

Fall 2013:  We are adding a grade six this fall!  It is an exciting time for our school and we will be offering a mixed class with 5th and 6th grade, enjoying 1/2 year of grade 5 and 1/2 year of grade 6.  Do come and join in our wonderful lead class!  This year is more Ancient Civilizations and the addition of sciences and band. 
CURRICULUM:

Grade 1:  fairy stories and nature stories, introduction to literacy, 4 math processes
Grade 2:  Fables, Inspiring Lives, Nature, Kitchen Science (cooking)
Grade 3: History of the Hebrews, Farming, Practical Arts, Min House project, Hebrew
Grade 4: Ancient Norse Mythology, Fractions, Human & Animal, Animal Reports, Runes
Grade 5: Ancient Civlizations, Eqypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Botany, Geogrpahy, Greek
Grade 6: Roman & Medieval History, Business Math, Minerology, Astronomy, Physics, Latin

  ANCIENT CHINA BLOCK SEPT 2013, Ink on Rice Paper Gr 5-6
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