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November 13, 2007



My son is turning ten this summer and would be going into 4th grade if he had not started homeschooling 3 years ago. I would like to look to Christopherus for his 4th grade curriculum and realize that he will not have the background in form drawing, animal or "Jewish stories" that he would have done if he had been doing a Waldorf program all along. How can we mesh into the 4th year so that it makes sense to him?



Susan White

I am in the same position as Michelle, just started homeschooling 8 months ago and am slowly bringing him to Waldorf (with the help of Donnas wonderful curriculum!) I have decided to run the whole program 6 months behind (he is already emotionally and socially developmentally behind but academically ahead) and catch up the most important aspects of Class 1, 2, and 3 at the same time as introducing Class 4. He is loving the wet on wet painting and form drawing. We have been reading fairy tales and incorporating them into a 'spring' main lesson (just to get into the swing of main lessons) (we live in NZ) for him to get the feel of the seasons of the year, festivals and master 'time'. He is looking forward to the Saints/Heroes Main lesson next term and will run into Old Testament and Man & Animal beginning next year. Just trying to get into the 'rhythym' of things and enjoying the process. A much happier child after 5 years at school. Thank you Donna.

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