Class 1 with Ms. Tiffany (2022/2023)

2022/2023 Live Zoom Times

Track 1:
Class Zoom: Friday 10am PST
Enrichment: Tuesday 8am PST
 
Track 2 :
Class Zoom: Friday 11am PST
Enrichment: Tuesday 9am PST
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Family Testimonial 

"I have been in Ms Tiffany's class since early December 2020.  I signed up initially because my sister had told me about the program, as her daughter is in an older class.  When I joined I didn't really know what to expect. I have been so impressed and pleased with each and every lesson plan she offers.  Her personality is magnetic and my son, Beau, watches her in Circle Time and Story time like she is sitting right next to him in the room.  She has an energy and kindness that reaches through the screen and touches your heart.  I have learned so many child friendly recipes, crafts galore, movement games and songs over the past few months.  It is more than I learned ever before with my two older sons in these young precious years.  I have loved watching my youngest son develop daily in a school environment that I am able to create for him in the comfort of our home and my work schedule.  It has been a gift that I had not expected, due to the quarantine, but one that I am so glad I accepted.  I have been truly inspired by Tiffany in her mothering talents and teaching young minds. She is one of those teachers that her students will always remember and their parents are blessed to have had her inspirations.~Krista. C
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Class Description

Once upon a time, a class full of knights, wizards, fairies, princes, and princesses set out on a journey to discover new places, stories, and many new things in the world around them. … It is a great privilege to guide them as they continue their journey down the Class One path.

The weeks of this school year are woven together with magical threads of fairy tales.  As the children experience this significant transition time from Early Childhood years into Grade School, they are enveloped by the mists of the fairy tale realm encountering various characters and events that bring to them the experiences of various archetypes of the human being reflecting the brightly shining virtues of courage, honesty, and goodness.

The entire curriculum is presented in a way that appeals to the child’s sense of wonder and fosters the child’s capacities of imagination supporting them in building their own inner pictures from the stories, songs, and learning experiences.

The letters of the alphabet are introduced through storytelling and beautiful drawings that give rise to letter symbols.  Sound and symbol relationships are practiced through the writing of short sentences that gradually become a little longer as the year nears its end. Children prepare to begin reading. 

Numeracy skills and familiarity with the four basic math processes are developed during this school year. Qualities of the number are explored first through story and movement followed by the experiences that engage the children in their quantitative and ordinal aspects. Rhythm, speech, and physical movement activities assist the children in the development of balance, coordination, and left/right recognition. Furthermore, nature stories, songs, music, poetry, handwork, painting, guided drawing, and beeswax modeling weave together each lesson block, bringing it to life in beautiful and lively ways.

Class 1 Steiner pedagogy:

Language Arts: introduction to letters and writing, Introduction to reading

Fairy tales (Grimm’s and fairy tales from around the World)

Math: Quality of numbers, counting, skip counting to introduce times tables (2, 3, 5, 10, 4), ordinal numbers, Roman numerals, Introduction to the four basic processes (add, subtract, divide, multiply)

Arts: Watercolor Painting, Beeswax Modeling, Crayon Drawing, Form Drawing, Knitting, Sewing, Pentatonic flute, Songs, Reciting Poems and Verses

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Enrichment is incorporated in your full class experience!

Meet your Four Fold Enrichment teachers!

Handwork With Ms. Maggie

 

We will begin the child’s handwork journey by exploring raw wool, where it comes from, and how it is spun into yarn. We will dye wool with natural plant dyes and learn the meditative process of winding wool. The children will make knitting needles, hear a knitting story, and verses while learning to cast on and knit a gnome for the nature table. Next, color theory will be introduced as the children choose two colors, one dark and one light, to knit a striped pattern that moves from dark at the bottom to light at the opening of a flute case. The children will continue practicing color change while knitting with the colors of the rainbow to create a rainbow ball. This will introduce them to basic sewing and stuffing techniques, as well as helping them to keep track of rows by counting by twos. In the spring, the children will advance their knitting skills, learning to shape animals by casting on and off in the middle of the knitted piece. All of these activities will be a wonderful introduction to knitting and help stimulate the child’s mental development and awaken their tactile sense through use of natural fibers.

Eurythmy Inspired Movement With Ms. Tiffany

 

 

 The theme for first grade is “Discovery.” In this class we use eurythmy gestures through seasonal storytelling and imagination which help in the discovery and building of the will-forces. Along with contraction and expansion, polar contrasts, and rhythmical principles, we will also work with geometric forms and basic copper rod exercises and activities.

American Sign Language with Ms. Rebecca

 

Children in first grade will have the ability to discover American Sign Language through talking about day to day events. In main lessons they will be introduced to new topics and vocabulary, and through American Sign Language will be able to further that understanding. Children will learn about Deaf culture through songs, verses and knowing what it means to be D/deaf and hard of hearing.

Music with Mr. Mark

 

 

 In Music Class 1 we use singing games, dancing games, sing-alongs and stories 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 the changing seasons as well as 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. Music Notation is introduced in a fun, organic way that relates to the Feeling Life of the music rather than the Intellectual. We will also start, a little later in the year, Beginning Recorder!