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Grades 1-8

Possessing the creative ability to develop sound ideas and solutions, having the self-confidence to articulate those ideas to others, and approaching life with understanding: these are central goals we hold for students at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod.

Our program and curriculum focus on building each Child's intellectual, creative, physical, and personal skills while nurturing his or her individual spirit.

Special subjects are an essential part of a Waldorf education. Modern languages, handwork, art, music, and drama not only teach the children new skills, but also support their overall development. Integrating these activities with the teaching of science, math, history, and reading stimulates the curiosity and the desire to learn.

Applications are accepted at all levels, Early Childhood and Kindergarten through grade eight. Please contact us for an information packet. Please see our Events page for information about our Open Houses. For further information please contact us.

Curriculum

In addition to the curriculum guide presented below, our Skill Goals document provides grade-by-grade information about the English & Math skills in our grades program.

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First Grade

Language Arts: Capital Letters, Oral Recitation, Introduction to Reading, Drama
Literature: Folk and Fairy Tales
Mathematics: Number Concept, The Four Operations (+, -, x, ÷), Number Patterns
Nature Study
Form Drawing
: Straight Line and Curve, Linear Forms
French: Songs, Dances and Games, Poetry and Stories
Physical Education: Cooperative Games
Handwork: Knitting, Painting, Drawing, Beeswax Modeling, Pentatonic flute, Singing

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Second Grade

Language Arts: Lower Case Letters, Parts of Speech, Reading, Oral Recitation, Drama
Literature: Fables, Legends of Saints and Heroes
Mathematics: The Four Operations Continued, Concrete Computation, Column Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication Facts
Native American Lore
Nature Study
Form Drawing
: Linear Forms
French: Songs, Dances and Games, Poetry and Stories, Alphabet and Numbers
Physical Education: Cooperative Games
Handwork: Knitting and Purling, Painting, Drawing, Beeswax Modeling, Pentatonic Flute, Singing

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Third Grade

Language Arts: Cursive Writing, Parts of Speech, Grammar and Punctuation, Reading, Spelling, Oral Recitation, Drama
Literature: Old Testament Stories
Mathematics: Four Operations Continued, Carrying and Borrowing, Multiplication Tables, Time, Money and Measurement, Computation and Problem Solving
Food, Shelter and Clothing
Farming and Gardening
Form Drawing
: Vertical Symmetry
French: Songs, Dances and Games, Poetry and Stories, Color and Action Words
Physical Education: Cooperative Games
Handwork: Crochet, Painting, Drawing, Beeswax Modeling, Recorder, Singing, Music Notation Introduced

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Fourth Grade

Language Arts: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, Letter Format, Reading, Oral Recitation, Poetry, Drama
Literature: Norse Mythology
Mathematics: Fractions, Long Division, Computation and Problem Solving
Zoology
Local Geography and History, Mapping
Form Drawing
: Braided Forms
French: Songs, Dances and Games, Poetry and Stories, Days, Months, Seasons, Telling Time
Physical Education: Cooperative Games, Team Skills
Handwork: Cross Stitch
Woodwork
Painting, Drawing, Clay Sculpture, Recorder, Singing (Rounds), Music Notation, Instrumental Music

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Fifth Grade

Language Arts: Grammar and Composition, Spelling, Reading, Report Writing, Drama
Literature and History: Ancient Civilizations (Indian, Persian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek) Mathematics: Decimals, Mixed Numbers, Computation and Problem Solving, Ratios and Percents
Botany & Zoology
North American Geography & History
Form Drawing
: Free Hand Geometric Drawing
French: French Geography, Foods, Subject Pronouns and Verb Conjugation
Classics: Egyptian & Greek Language & Culture
Physical Education: Greek Olympic Events
Handwork: Four Needle Knitting
Woodwork
Painting, Drawing, Clay Sculpture, Recorder, Singing (Rounds), Music Notation, Orchestra and Chorus

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Sixth Grade

Language Arts: Grammar and Composition, Spelling, Reading, Report Writing, Drama
Literature & History: Rome and the Middle Ages
Mathematics: Business Math, Computation and Problem Solving, Geometric Drawing
Botany, Mineralogy & Geology, Physics
World Geography
French
: Conversational French, Grammar and Vocabulary
Classics: Latin and Roman Culture
Physical Education: Team Sports, Archery
Handwork: Fabric Sculpture
Woodwork
Painting, Drawing (black and white media), Clay Sculpture, Recorder, Singing, Orchestra & Chorus, Electives

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Seventh Grade

Language Arts: Grammar and Composition, Creative Writing, Spelling, Reading, Report Writing, Note Taking Skills, Researching, Drama
Literature and History: The Renaissance and the Age of Exploration
Mathematics: Negative Numbers, Inequalities, Pre-algebra Skills, Geometry
Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Physiology
World Geography
French
: Conversational French, Grammar and Vocabulary
Classics: Latin and Roman Culture and Literature
Physical Education: Team Sports, Archery
Handwork: Sewing Clothing
Woodwork
Painting, Perspective Drawing, Clay Sculpture, Recorder, Singing, Orchestra and Chorus, Electives

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Eighth Grade

Language Arts: Grammar and Composition, Creative Writing, Spelling, Reading, Report Writing, Note Taking Skills, Researching, Drama, Literary Forms, Elements of Style, Shakespeare
Literature and History: American History, Modern Events, Life and Work of Shakespeare
Mathematics: Pre-algebra Skills, Algebra, Geometry
Physics, Chemistry, Physiology
World Geography
French
: Conversational French, Literature, Grammar and Vocabulary
Classics: Latin and Roman Culture and Literature
Physical Education: Team Sports
Handwork: Machine Sewing
Woodwork
Painting, Drawing, Clay Sculpture, Other Media, Recorder, Singing ,Orchestra and Chorus, Electives

The Waldorf School of Cape Cod is a coeducational, independent day school administered by its faculty and Board of Trustees. It is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization.

Nondiscrimination Policies

The Waldorf School of Cape Cod does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, ethnic background or national origin.

Waldorf Education

Waldorf education has been practiced for more than seventy-five years. Today, there are over 750 schools using this approach worldwide and five in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

 



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