Level: Form I (K–3rd grades)
In this 2.5-hour block class taught by Mrs. Abbotoy, our youngest learners will enjoy a kaleidoscope of delights for the mind, ear, eye, heart, and hand:
Folksong, Hymn, and Solfa—Students will learn folksongs and hymns to sing together. Students will learn the games that go along with certain folksongs and will play together. Students will begin to sing solfa with Curwen hand signs.
Recitation—Each week students are invited to prepare a short poem, Bible verse, or passage of interest to recite for the class.
Nature Study—Students will take nature walks outside and also observe and study objects from nature brought to class by the teacher. Students are encouraged to bring specimens from nature for study also. We will study the specimens through discussion, nature journaling, and interaction with the object.
Artist & Composer Study—Students will study classical music and works of art through observation (attentive looking and listening) and discussion. They will also practice copying the composition of master paintings and drawings both by sight and from memory as they are able.
Handicrafts—Students will learn a variety of handicrafts and the proper techniques that apply to each. Some handicrafts may include: origami, kirigami, sewing, embroidery, braiding, crochet, or other crafts that students are interested in.
Math Games—Students will play a variety of math games to reinforce math concepts that they are learning at home.
$20 per student for teacher-purchased supplies
Families supply pencils and erasers in a pencil pouch.