Language Arts/ Social Studies Program (Mon/Wed)

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The Language Arts program emphasizes high quality literature through story-telling, reading aloud, drama, creative writing and poetry. The central goal of the program is to have children emerge as strong readers who find joy in literature, and as strong writers who can express themselves authentically and creatively. Waldorf's beautiful fairy tales and art are also  implemented to bring literature and writing to life.

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Cooking and Social Studies:  The study geography and diverse cultures from around the world through cultural stories,  making art and cooking. At the end of the month, the children cook culturally diverse and healthy meals to immerse themselves in another culture. The children also listen to fairy tales and use drama and cooking to recreate stories i.e. "Stone Soup".

Author's Tea: Every other month, the children spend two weeks writing their own stories such as comics, fairy tales, and plays. We have an Author's Tea's at the end for the children to share their stories over herbal tea and muffins. The children often dress up as authors, and provide helpful feedback on their peers' literary work.

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Literacy and Art: The children enjoy many art projects throughout the year. The Visual arts provide ways for students to communicate their thoughts, feelings and ideas about themselves and their world. They also help develop literacy skills such as writing, by improving their fine motor abilities and physical coordination. Reading is brought to life through creative art and encourages the children to express themselves in both verbal and non-verbal ways.

 

 

The following are some of the materials and concepts that are covered in the program:

Phonics

 

Family Words

Waldorf Fairy tales

Puppetry

Vocabulary

Reading Fluency

Penmanship

Composition: From prompts, captions, narrations and dictation

Text and images © 2018 Juniper Tree