Transformando pequeños en gigantes
Inspirados en la Pedagogía Waldorff
5th grade overview

At the age of 10 – 11 the child attains a certain ease and grace of movement; it is now coordinated, balanced and harmonious. So, in Grade Five there will be an emphasis on the original Olympian ideal in which qualities such as beauty of movement are as valued as speed or distance.

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Psychologically, the awareness of “self” strengthens as the ability to differentiate between myself and the world around me develops. Cognitively, children are more able to understand questions and phenomena in a realistic and reasoning manner. Understanding and formulation of concepts growths and the faculty for comprehending clear, matter-of-fact, sense-free concepts develops. The sense for personal responsibility growths as well as the understanding of “right and wrong”.

Students identify totally with their work. They are proud of their work spending time to bring it to perfection. This year marks the transition from myth to history. Students develop a greater consciousness of the relationship of life and environment.

This year is the key-point between childhood and puberty, marking the end of the first part of grade school years.

 

 

History

Ancient India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece

 

English

Active and passive verbs, use of capitals, parts of speech, punctuation, subject and predicate.

Writing: composition focusing on descriptions, book reports, letter writing

 

Geography

Geography of Central America

 

Science

Zoology: The adaption of the animal to its environment.

Botany: Study of the plant in relation to the earth. The concept of the archetypical plant.

Botany

Math

Decimals, fractions, mixed numbers, reciprocals, metric system.

 

Drawing

Free geometric drawing,

 

Painting

Work from darkness into light

 

 

Handwork

Knitting: Using four needles to make socks, mittens, and hats.

 

Woodwork

Whittling with knife to carve animals from branches

 

Clay Modeling

Greek vases, high and low relief.

 

Music

Three-part singing, the major and minor scale

 

Physical Education

Greek sports: javelin, discus, high jump, long jump. Team sports.

 

 

 

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