Sunflowers – grades 5/6
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 5/6
The Grade Five and Six class continues their journey through the grades together with their teacher from the previous year. The 10, 11 and 12-year-old is developing new capacities for thought and reflection and will be immersing in various studies where they work cooperatively and in harmony with one another, taking on more responsibilities to contribute to the class community.
The day starts with a variety of warm-up movement, singing, and speech activities and moves into a focused interdisciplinary lesson changing every 2-4 weeks throughout the year. This includes language arts, mathematics, social studies and science. Following the morning lesson, the children have specialty classes that include art, handwork, violin, movement, modeling, Practical Arts and Spanish classes.
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 the Greenwood Tree Cooperative School’s commitment to providing a holistic environment, seasonal activities, and community life that truly values and supports the unique experience of homeschooling 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.