[op_liveeditor_element data-style=””][text_block style=”undefined” align=”left”]Main Lessons for Grades 1 & 2 (Barbara) In this workshop, we will experience the magic of grades one and two including fairy tales, fables and math stories. We will cover reading, math presentation, and how to make a main lesson book, along with the rhythm of the morning. You are welcome to come either day, but to get the full experience of the two-day rhythm and all topics, you should plan to come both Friday and Saturday mornings.
Main Lessons for Grades 5-8(Jean & Alison) In this workshop, we will work on developing the skills to bring these lessons to your child(ren) at home. Alison and Jean will demonstrate a lesson, and then we will plan and create the rest of the block together. We will share the experience and rhythm of a main lesson from warm-up, to story, to lively arts, to summary, to closure. After an overview of the main lesson topics for these grades, we will spend the majority of our time experiencing a two-day rhythm of one or two main lesson topics such as ancient history, botany, or geology. You are welcome to come either day, but to get the full experience of the two-day rhythm and all topics, you should plan to come both Friday and Saturday mornings.
Painting & Drawing (Royse) Learn how to work with watercolor and to find form in wet-on-wet painting. We will also explore how to work with complementary colors in both painting and drawing. This session will offer an overview of painting and drawing through the curriculum, and participants will create pictures from a few different grades’ main lessons.
Handwork: Wet Felting (Alisha)
Wet felting is a centuries old craft used to make everything from tents to clothing. In our session, we will combine wool and water to make a finger puppet or two! Wet felting is an activity for all ages. Let’s have some fun creating a finger puppet for you to use in lessons, circle time, or anytime.
Waldorf-Inspired Recorder for All Ages (Jodie) Learn how to play the recorder and teach your child using pentatonic songs, singing, rhythm, games and improvisation. Jodie’s approach is refreshing and different from the academic way most of us learned music. You will learn specialized techniques for recorder that will give you the confidence to teach your child. This class is for all, even those with little or no musical education. Bring a recorder if you have one; we will also have some to loan out.