Sunflowers – grades 6/7
For: ages 11-13
Teacher: Shelley Schoenberger
Meets: *Monday – Thursdays 9 – 3pm;
*Outdoor Education class on Fridays offers a five day enrollment option for students in grades 6/7
The Grade Six and Seven class is entering the Middle School years with their teacher from the previous year(s). The 11, 12 and 13-year-old continues to develop their capacity of thinking, feeling and reflecting, showing the beginning of objectivity. The child is beginning to experiment and explore in the world with these new skills.
In class, the day begins with warm-up movement, singing, and speech activities and moves into a focused interdisciplinary lesson. The blocks of study change every 2-4 weeks throughout the school year. In the sixth and seventh grade students will be studying the History of Ancient Rome into the Age of Exploration and Renaissance, Business Math, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, Physiology, Astronomy, and Geography. Specialty classes include Spanish, Handwork, Woodworking, painting, Drawing, Modeling, Movement and Games, and Music (string instruments).
At the heart of Waldorf education is a picture of the child and the human being as a unique individual who follows the course of human development working with the earthly gifts of their body and life to discover and express the highest capacities of their spiritual self. The entire curriculum is a multi-sensory experience allowing the children to develop in all of their capacities at once. Waldorf Education is practiced in thousands of schools and early childhood centers throughout the world.
You are warmly invited to schedule a visit to experience for yourself Greenwood Tree Cooperative’s commitment to providing a holistic environment, seasonal activities, and community life that truly values and supports the learning and growth of each child and honors your journey as a family. Greenwood Tree Educational Cooperative follows a typical annual calendar from Labor Day to early June. Class will be offered 4 days a week from 9:00am to 3:00 pm.