EXPLORATION OF GRADES

Explore the CWS curriculum from First through Eighth Grade.

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GRADE ONE

Fairy tales • Pictorial introduction to the alphabet • Writing • Reading • Spelling • Speech exercises • Observation of nature • Numbers and counting • Roman numerals  Foreign language (continues through Eighth Grade) through songs, poems, games • Form drawing • Watercolor painting • Knitting • Modeling with beeswax • Pentatonic flute • Eurythmy • Circle games • Introduction to basic arithmetic operations

GRADE TWO

Saints and Legends • Folk tales • Writing sentences • Rhyming • Class play • Choral speaking •  Observation of human-made environment • Arithmetic operations • Symmetry • Mirror drawing • Painted animal forms • Handwork, knitting and pearling • Eurythmy • Literacy is built through listening, vocabulary development, poetry, and stories • Foreign language 

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GRADE THREE

Hebrew stories • Tales and legends of indigenous people • Grammar • Punctuation • Poetry • Long division • Multiplication • Shelter project • Agriculture and gardening • Crocheting of large item – pouch and hat • Music notation • Introduction to choral rounds • Recorder playing in parts • Introduction to orchestral string instruments • Eurythmy • Foreign language • Circus activities – juggling and balancing • Class play

GRADE FOUR

Local history and geography • Norse sagas • Composition • Book reports • Map making • Averages • Times tables • Zoology – human and animal • Animal project • Freehand geometric drawing • Cross-stitch • Embroidery • Modeling with clay – animals and geometric forms • Chorus • Tone • Eurythmy • Square and folk dancing • Foreign language • Orchestra – string instrument • Watercolor painting • Class play

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GRADE FIVE

Ancient history – India, Persia, Mesopotamia and Greece • Greek mythology • The study of significant figures through history such as Buddha, Zoraster, Alexander the Great • Parts of speech, syntax, descriptive writing • Decimals • Fractions • Metric system • Zoology • Botany • National geography • Knitting with four needles • Wood carving • Modeling Greek vases and columns in clay • Three-part-singing • Eurythmy to poetry • Tumbling and gymnastics • Pentathlon trip • Foreign language • Class play • Orchestra – string instrument

GRADE SIX

Ancient Rome • Life of Christ / Islam • Life of Muhammad • Medieval Europe and the Crusades • Advanced grammar • Expository, descriptive and narrative writing • Latin sayings and proverbs • Mathematical equations • Percentages • Business mathematics • Exact geometric drawing • Physics • Botany • Geology • Geography of North, Central and South America • Astronomy • Black and white drawing • Painting landscapes • Sewing stuffed Waldorf dolls • Woodworking • Bas-relief modeling • Two and three-part choral singing • Alto and tenor recorder • Eurythmy • Medieval games • Team sports • Foreign language • Class play • Orchestra – string instrument

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GRADE SEVEN

World and European history (1400-1700) • Age of Exploration • Reformation • The Renaissance • Forms of poetry • Research papers • Algebra • Meteorology • Chemistry • Physiology • Physics • Geography of Africa and Europe • Perspective drawing • Platonic solids • Sewing puppets and slippers • Woodworking with mallets, gouges and chisels • Eurythmy • Modeling the human hand and foot in clay • Choral singing • Orchestra – string instrument • Foreign language • Class play

GRADE EIGHT

World History (1700-present) • Shakespeare • Napoleon • Industrial Revolution • Stories from many cultures • Solid geometry • Chemistry • Physics • Physiology • Geography of Asia, Australia and Antarctica • Black and white drawing with charcoal • Machine sewing a piece of clothing • Making a stool, carved box, or moveable toy from wood • Sculpting the human head in clay • Greek wrestling • Gymnastics with equipment • Foreign language • Cass play • Orchestra – string instrument • Introduction to computer science • Eighth-Grade projects  • Eighth-Grade Class Trip

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