Note: Each class teacher approaches this general curriculum guide with the freedom to shift and cater it to the particular group of students he or she is teaching. Please speak with your class and subject teachers for specific details regarding curriculum content.

History

Local history through geography; Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. regional history.

Literature

Norse sagas and poetry; Native American stories.

Library

Animal research projects; card catalog.

English and Grammar

Verb tenses; letter writing and paragraphing; parts of speech; singular possessive case; writing drafts; compositions; animal reports.

Spanish

Introduction of grammar; parts of speech; reading and writing short compositions.

Mathematics

Fractions, including reducing and expanding; four processes; long division with mixed number answers; factoring and prime numbers; complex four-part symmetry and Celtic knot drawing.

Geography and Sciences

Animal studies; local geography (Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.). 

Art

Woven form drawing (Celtic knots); introduction of colored pencils; drawing of academic subjects; maps.

Music and Performing Arts

Violin or cello; C-flutes; continued reading and musical notation; singing rounds and harmonies.

Woodwork

Carving a cedar butter knife; hand whittling.

Handwork

Cross-stitching; four-quadrant design symmetry.

Eurythmy

Crossing forms in the space; working in smaller groups; continue fostering the alphabet gestures; concentration and rod exercises; “Walls of Asgard.” 

Movement Education

Running tag games and relays; jumping games; throwing and catching games; circus arts; rhythmic exercises.