While most schools are focused on delivering a standardized curriculum that prepares the child for the EQAO test, our Grade 3 teacher is preparing a dynamic and experiential year tailored to suit the children in the class because she/he knows a 9 year old child learns best when the approach is artistic and imaginative. By the end of the year the Grade 3 students will have participated in a farming and equestrian block, built and presented a model of a shelter, built a real shelter, learned cursive, knitted a hat, grown a garden, performed in a play for all the students and the community, continued with French, Mandarin and music and go on a two night farm trip.
The study of measurement in the mathematics and science curriculum allows the children to discover how human beings orient themselves on the earth. The children will learn about the earliest attempts to mark the passage of time by watching the cycles of nature to the later inventions of the water clock and sundial, which they may construct as a class. How distance is related to the measurements in the human body ( e.g., the king’s foot being “a foot”) is a fascinating discovery for how the human being is truly the “measure for all things”.
At the end of the year each child and their parent enters the shelter they built with their teacher to partake in a Native American ceremony that celebrates their ability to communicate-cursive writing, to feed themselves- farming and gardening, to provide themselves with a home- they build a shelter, and to provide clothing- they knit a hat.
Which curriculum do you think will nurture the whole child? The 9 year change represents a significant development in the child. Discover how the Waldorf curriculum meets the child and provides them with a deeper education.
Applications for 2012 Grade 3 are being accepted now. Tuition Assistance is available. We encourage those who feel they need financial assistance to apply. To learn more about our Grade 3 program and tuition assistance please call Sara Anderson, Enrollment Manager at 416-962-6447 ext 225
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February 16, Open House 6:30-8:00 pm