First Grade in a Waldorf School: What, How, Why
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How can parents recognize when their kindergartener is ready for first grade? Ashwood Waldorf School's monthly school tour in February will have a special focus: "Introduction to First Grade in a Waldorf School: What, How, Why." On Wednesday, February 14, from 8:20 to 10:30 a.m., interested adults are invited to observe grades 1-2 and 3-4 in action, and then join school director Jody Spanglet for a brief presentation with plenty of time for questions and discussion.
Ms. Spanglet's presentation will feature sample first grade activities, and also explore developmental milestones and how they relate to the Waldorf curriculum. She will also consider questions such as: What are the readiness indicators for first grade? How does the early childhood curriculum prepare students for grade school? What does the kindergarten to first grade transition look like? How does the Waldorf curriculum teach math and reading in grades one and two?
Ashwood Waldorf School is located at 180 Park Street in Rockport and is an independent and accredited school serving children 18 months old through eighth grade.
This workshop is free and open to the public; preregistration no later than Monday, February12, is required.