Grade School

Vancouver Waldorf School | Grade School

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“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
– William Butler Yeats

Vancouver Waldorf Grade School

Class 1

The bridge between kindergarten and the grades. The curved and the straight line. Fairy tales and the alphabet. Oneness. Pentatonic flutes, knitting, painting, languages, Eurythmy, beeswax modelling, and play.

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Class 2

Awakening to the world of feelings – wonder, pity, joy. Fables and foibles, legends and Saints. Rhythmic counting and multiplication. Form Drawing, grammar, painting, modelling, crochet. Languages, flute, singing, and Eurythmy.

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Class 3

The turning point of childhood: the 9 year change. Farming, gardening, baking. The Old Testament, building, form drawing, languages and grammar. Drama, music, singing in-round, Eurythmy, and introduction to the recorder.

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Class 4

The 4th grader finds balance in the 4 elements, directions, and seasons. Cross stitch, Celtic knots, fractions, geography, local history, Native American stories, Norse mythology, heros and the Kalevala. Grammar and composition. The comparative study of humans and animals. Strings, choir, Eurythmy performance, PE and French.

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Class 5

The Golden Age of childhood! Enhanced consciousness and sense of self as an individual. History and Geography. Ancient India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt & Greece. Study of the living earth, freehand geometry, fractions and decimals. Choir, strings, practical arts, Eurythmy, painting, PE. Greek Pentathlon.

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Class 6

Geometrical Drawing, Natural Science: Astronomy & Mineralogy, Language Arts, Mathematics, Roman History, Physics, European Geography, & Medieval History.

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Class 7

Perspective Drawing, Late Medieval History, Mathematics, Grammar, Physiology, Geography & Age of Exploration, Physics, Renaissance History, & Chemistry.

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Class 8

Geometry, History, Mathematics, Human Anatomy, Meteorology, Organic Chemistry, Physics, & World Geography.

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Upcoming Events

May
27
Sun
2018
12:00 pm Preventing Childhood Disease – E...
Preventing Childhood Disease – E...
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Vaccination according to a set schedule is the only option the Canadian medical system offers families in preventing serious childhood disease in their
May
28
Mon
2018
8:00 am Bike to School Week
Bike to School Week
May 28 @ 8:00 am – Jun 1 @ 3:30 pm
Bike to School Week is a free, fun, week-long celebration for students of all ages and abilities. The event is a great way
7:00 pm Gr 8 Class Meeting
Gr 8 Class Meeting
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
May
29
Tue
2018
6:30 pm Colin Dutson Awards
Colin Dutson Awards
May 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
High School Families and community members are warmly invited to attend the “Colin Dutson Award” ceremony. The Award will be presented on Tuesday,
May
30
Wed
2018
12:00 pm Hot Lunch Trial Program
Hot Lunch Trial Program
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
May 16 – BurritosMay 30 – Penne PastaJune 6 – Greek Feast
1:45 pm Grade 3 Market
Grade 3 Market
May 30 @ 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Grade 3 is holding a market to share some of our fibre arts experiences with the school community, work with money in a

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