Fourth Grade
Fourth-graders are still in the midst of what Waldorf education identifies as a nine-year-old change.  They are becoming more self-confident as their perception of the world sharpens.  At the same time, however, their experience of separation from their surroundings can be quite painful and disconcerting.  These developmental steps are supported by a curriculum focusing on broadening perspectives, allowing students to expand their horizons both metaphorically and literally.

Norse mythology is studied through the year, giving students many stories centering on strength of character, courage, selflessness, perseverance and the ability to choose consciously.  As children become more aware of the world, these Norse stories strengthen their abilities to face the many challenges of life. 

Fourth-graders also continue their exploration of the world around them through the study of local geography.  They learn how to find the four points of the compass by observing the sun and stars.  They study and make maps of their classroom, the school, the neighborhood, the city, and the state of New York.
Development by Grade:   
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
5th 6th 7th 8th
School Day
Open House

Tues., Jan. 12, 2016
Tea and Play
Mon., Nov. 30, 2015
Holiday Market
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015

Gifts of Waldorf Education
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015
Winter Faire
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016

Aurora Waldorf School
Parent-Toddler through Grade 8
525 West Falls Road, West Falls, NY 14170
Phone: (716) 655-2029     Fax: (716) 655-3265