Class 8: Ms. Jaia  (2024/2025)

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Track 1 Class Zoom:  Monday & Wednesday at 8am
Enrichment: Thursday 8 am 
Track 2 Class Zoom: Monday & Wednesday at 10am
Enrichment: Thursday 9 am (Handwork 8:30 am) 
Parent Office Hours: Thursday at 10:00 AM 
Student Office hours: Tuesdays at 10:00 AM 
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Family Testimonial 

We have been with Season of Seven since the first year they opened and we are looking forward to sticking around for years to come! We have experienced several public schools, a Waldorf charter school and independently homeschooling. Seasons of Seven is the best of both worlds! It allows our children to be taught by amazing teachers while still enjoying the comfort and flexibility of being at home. The teachers do all the planning and creating of beautiful lessons. They even meet with the class parents weekly so everyone knows what the class is working on. As working homeschooling parents we love being in a supportive role and not having to do all the elements on our own. Our children are engaged in their lessons and enjoy the relationships they have built with their teachers and classmates. We love how this experience has brought the spirit of Waldorf more fully into our home. Our family is truly grateful for Season of Seven and how it meets the individual needs of our children. ~ The Dorsey’s

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Class Description

Eighth grade is an exciting and transformative year. The student’s intellectual capacities are beginning to flourish, allowing for rich conversation and greater depth in the lesson content. Individuality is also beginning to be strongly asserted, and with this comes strong opinions and ideas. What better time could there be to study revolutions in industry, thinking, culture, and politics? The sciences are also a large part of the eighth grade curriculum, and investigations and experiments in organic chemistry, physics, and meteorology will support student’s growing capacities for independent work and critical thinking. In language arts, the students will explore the elements of a short story, bolster their composition and writing skills, discuss and explore a variety of literature, including Shakespeare. 

Artistic work is perhaps more important than ever in middle school, supporting the astral body which is felt so strongly in adolescence, and allowing the students to express and process their feeling life non-verbally. The eighth grade students will refine their artistic skills with lessons in a variety of mediums including charcoal, pastel, colored pencil, modeling, and watercolors.

Class 8 Steiner Pedagogy:

Language Arts: Short stories, Story elements, Shakespeare, Plays

Mathematics: Practical math, Equations, Algebra, Set theory, 3D geometry, Solid geometry

Science: Gardening. Plant chemistry, Human anatomy & Physiology, Thermal physics and Material properties.

Social Studies: In depth on revolutions and reform, Modern history, World geography, Art history

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Enrichment is incorporated in your full class experience!

Meet your Four Fold Enrichment teachers!

Handwork With Ms. Maggie


As class 8 students study the Industrial Revolution this year, handwork focuses on the use of the sewing machine. We will begin the year by studying the history of the sewing machine and the overall impact it has had on the textile industry. The students will learn several different quilting styles and techniques, learn how to mend and care for clothing, and sew an apron. All of our projects for the year can be sewn by machine and also by hand.

Eurythmy Inspired Movement With Ms. Tiffany


The theme of the eighth grade is FREEDOM. We work through questions like, “Am I deciding whether to move my bones and muscles or is something streaming into and through me?” We will use this as the guide to all the gestures and form walking we do this year, which is a deeper study of the gestures and form walking. For tone, we will work with intervals, harmonies, and tone gestures, as well as, gravity and levity through raying and streaming. For copper rods we will learn to master and properly execute advanced copper rod exercises as well as learn to form walk with these.

German with Mr. Dornemann


The aim of the course is to experience the German language, to get used to its sounds, acquire basic vocabulary and speaking skills. It is intended for beginners with no or little previous exposure to the German language.  

In the recorded part of the lessons there will be listening and speaking activities, poems, songs, stories and tongue twisters. Students will practice speaking by repeating what the teacher presents. In our live sessions we will engage in speaking and conversation as well as call and response.  

The vocabulary covered will include actions, counting, phrases, cultural references and many words describing aspects of everyday life.

Music with Mr. Mark


In Music Class 8 we use singing games, dancing games, and sing-alongs to create music together. We explore physically the steady beat, how the beat relates to rhythm, and how beat and rhythm relate to melody in a naturally organic progression. The material we use incorporates aspects of the students’ Main Lesson blocks. Emphasis is on creative expression and musical exploration, where everyone participates together in the creation of beautiful music. Rythmic and Melodic Notation are explored in a fun, organic way that relates to the Feeling Life of the music rather than the Intellectual, and we will compose our own songs. We incporporate Intermediate Recorder into our musical explorations (many students have already been playing recorder at this age, and I take that into account as I incorporate complete beginners with those who have some recorder skills, so that we can all progress together). We will also incorporate Beginning/Intermediate Ukelele!