Grades 1 – 8
Video of a 1st Grade Morning Lesson
created by Karl Schurman and 10th grade student, Cyrus Fenderson
During the grade school years, the child’s consciousness gradually shifts from a pictorial to a more conceptual focus. Our elementary curriculum is designed to accompany the child through this gradual process of unfolding capacities.
There is a rhythmic structure to individual lesson plans, and to the course of the school year. Students learn through “block teaching,” working intensively each morning with one subject for several weeks before another subject is introduced. This allows for greater concentration and retention of material. After the morning academic work come the artistic, practical and movement classes, as well as continuing skills work in English, mathematics and foreign languages.
To provide security and continuity in the passage from childhood to adolescence, one “class teacher” oversees the student’s development between ages 7 and 14. In this way, the teacher comes to know each student in depth and can attend carefully to his or her needs over time. The contact with one class teacher is supplemented by interaction with numerous other teachers who provide specific instruction in foreign languages, music, fine arts, handwork, woodwork, eurythmy and movement.
G 3 & 8 Parent Evenings:
Tues, Sept 9, 7:00 pm.
Class Coordinators Meeting :
Tues, Sept 9, 8:30 am, Community Hall.
G 1 Parent Evening:
Wed, Sept 10, 7:00 pm - Grade 1 Parent Evening.
MS XC Race at Merriconeag:
Thurs, Sept 11, Home race at Merriconeag. Boys run at 4 pm, girls at 4:30. Come on out and cheer for our middle school teams!
Fall Parent-Child Sessions begin:
Thurs, Sept 11 & Fri, Sept 12. Fall Parent-Child sessions begin at our Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport.
HS XC Race at Pineland:
Fri, Sept 12. Merriconeag high school XC hosts Greely, Kennebunk, NYA & Poland at Pineland. Boys race at 4:30, girls at 5. We hope to see you there!
G 12 to Hermit Island for Marine Biology:
Sun, Sept 14 - Fri, Sept 15. Merriconeag seniors join seniors from other eastern seaboard Waldorf schools for a week of Marine Biology at beautiful Hermit Island.
Tues, Sept 16, 6:15 pm
G 2, 5, & 6 Parent Evenings:
Wed, Sept 17, 7:00 pm.