7th graders geometry at work
A child’s years from first grade through eighth grade are a time of dramatic physical, emotional, and intellectual development. Monadnock Waldorf School creates an encouraging, challenging, and collaborative learning environment that respects and nurtures your child’s growth. Students learn through the guidance of a Class Teacher, who shapes the student experience by staying with the same class for eight years. The Class Teacher guides the class through a rigorous, rich curriculum of developmentally appropriate studies and activities, from the number songs and letter stories of first grade through the chemistry experiments and Shakespeare productions of eighth grade.
Primary Grades 1-3
Writing, reading, spelling, poetry, drama
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
Foreign language, watercolor painting, movement, physical education, handwork and crafts, music
Folk and fairy tales, fables, legends, Hebrew stories
House building, farming, and trades
Third Grade Building Projects!
To complement their academic work, students undertake a building project, putting their new knowledge to the test.
The beehive pictured here is a traditional design called a top-bar beehive, and was presented as a gift to farmers Frank Hunter and Kim Peavey of Hillside Springs Farm in Westmoreland in appreciation for all the time the third grade class spent at their farm. A second beehive was a gift to our Nursery-Kindergarten.
Middle Grades 4-6
- Language arts, grammar, composition, poetry, drama
- Fractions, percentages, geometric drawing, business math
- Form drawing
- Local and world geography, natural history, botany, elemental physics
- Foreign language, fine arts, music, physical eduation, handwork, and woodworking
- Norse and greek mythology, Roman and medieval history
THE FIFTH GRADE OLYMPIAD!
SIXTH GRADE HANDWORK: ANIMALS
Upper Grades 7 & 8
- Creative writing, world literature, poetry, drama, biographies
- Geometry, ratio and proportion, pre-algebra, algebra
- Cultural geography, physics, chemistry, physiology, geology, meteorology, mineralogy
- Foreign language, fine arts, music, physical education, movement, handwork and woodworking
- Renaissance, the Age of Discovery, American and modern history
- Community Service