Sunday, August 15, 2010

a little more Waldorf 3rd grade

Really my head is so in 4th grade world now, my notebook, papers, books often in my lap, even accompanying me outdoors this weekend. Lesson planning is so much fun, even if I am a little bit behind.

But more on fourth grade another time, for now here are the last of my 3rd grade pictures...

In November as part of a main lesson on time we made our calendar for the coming year.

I think I mentioned before that I let Chloe have a lot of freedom with her drawings last year. While I did miss sitting down and working on a picture with her it was also neat to see what she was coming up with on her own. I think this year we will do some of both ways.

We also wrote and illustrated a calendar verse that we had learned the year before. Since we had only recently introduced cursive this was good for practice.


In the middle of winter we did another time lesson. (I think our first block was 3 weeks, this second one was much shorter.) I am realizing just now that I don't have a picture of the clock that Chloe made, it was cute with flowers and butterflies, she enjoyed that activity.

We used a Dorothy Harrer verse to learn about second, minutes, hours...


So here is a more simple blackboard that went along with our lesson. But see how I managed to get some form drawing into the lesson? Chloe did similar borders on some lesson book pages. I'm feeling kind of clever for it. (Though also feeling not clever for neglecting form drawing for much of the year.)


And now on to fourth grade. And kindergarten too!


(And I guess depending on where you are there is still a bit of time left to enter the giveaway. I will announce the winner some time tomorrow evening.)


And oh yes, I must also say thank you to everyone who shared kind words on my last post. Really, thank you so very much, and you prove my point, there are nice people :)


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9 comments:

suzanne said...

Hello Renee

Lovely to see some Waldorf grade work. We work from January to December here so we have another 4 months of the year left. As I mentioned, Brogan starts high school level next year so we have some work cut out for us. Right now, I have them all painting on my study wall. Brogan is learning about the Renaissance. So I have let them all be artists on my wall. Homeschool is just such a wonderful way to learn...

A happy day to you
Lots of love
Suzanne

Linda said...

Dear Renee,
Thank you so much for sharing your work with us, I really appreciate it:) Caiden is almost finished grade 3 and will be starting grade 4 in January:)
xo
Linda

TulsiLeaf said...

I love seeing all this waldorf school work. Makes me excited to start my child.

momma rae said...

i love that you share her lessons here. that calendar is superb!

Melanie said...

Chloe did such beautiful work! I love the moons and stars. :) And such lovely cursive writing! Ella did cursive writing for third grade as well. This next year for grade 4 she will keep a journal, and write all in cursive in it!
I was going through our things last night for grades 4 and 1, and getting all excited for the coming year.

Sara said...

I LOVE the calendar idea! I might have to borrow that idea. All the work is lovely, as always. I am getting excited about next year but haven't gotten as much planning done as I'd like. Hopefully, this week will be super productive.:)

Tahara said...

I love the main lesson books and the chalkboard drawing...That was very clever of you to include that form drawing!...As you know, I am also doing Fourth and Kindergarten in the Fall and can't wait to see how it goes at your house :-)

AG Ambroult said...

I find home schooling fascinating, and tempting. And you make it seems like so much fun! The calendar is a great idea (thinking of holiday gifts now!)

kendra said...

oooo - your blackboard drawing is so lovely. and worry not - cursive is ALL form drawing, isn't it? ; )