REMOTE LEARNING

Continuing to Engage Heads, Hearts and Hands...
One of the underlying tenets of Waldorf education is the emphasis on human connection. This unique education is also naturally flexible and innovative to meet the needs and challenges of our times. Today we face a dichotomous need to sustain human connection and community while maintaining social and physical distance. Our remote learning online curriculum embraces and reflects our pedagogical capacity to respond to this need. In the spirit of learning, courage, and joy, our faculty has collaborated with enthusiasm and imagination to bring our vibrant curriculum into your home.

Parents will receive regular communication about assignments and can schedule time to speak with teachers.
 
This page contains some learning resources for our students and parents to be used in conjunction with the information and files they're receiving through Student/ParentSquare and the Zoom online classes.  We also have a list of wonderful external resources.  
 
We happily invite families from outside our school community to make use of these to help support their own children during this uncertain time.  Just click the arrow to the right of a section to see all the information. 
 
Updated March 31, 2020
VIDEOS (use the two arrows in the bottom right of the video to make it full screen)
 
GRADE 1
GRADE 3
GRADE 4
  • Grade 4 Animal Report - Help your child choose an animal they are interested in, learn more, and write and illustrate a report.  They can use resources they find at home to create a diorama and give a presentation of about their animal!
  • A paper to read about the amazing octopus.
GRADE 5
  • Grade 5 Scavenger Hunt - Enjoy some time outdoors searching for these items in nature.  Some might be tricky to find!
MOVEMENT
  • Keeping our bodies healthy is so important, but can feel hard when we have to stay home.  Here's a link from our Movement teacher, Mr. Walsh, with some ideas to keep us all moving! 
 
GRADE 6
GRADE 7
GRADE 8
  • Keep a journal while we are out of school. (1) acquire a journal (an old notebook from your house is fine); (2) find a spot OUTSIDE of your house -- could be in your yard, or a short walk from your house -- where you can go everyday and write. Return to that same spot each time you write in your journal. Find a place that interests you / feels comfortable to you (3) Write your thoughts, observations of what you see from your spot, draw sketches.... how you fill up your journal is up to you. (4) Do this at least once this week, and three times next week -- or everyday, if you enjoy doing so.
  • Read the “Immigration and Ellis Island” handout, which includes stories of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island. Think about how their stories compare to your family’s own immigration story. Did anyone in your family pass through Ellis Island? Did your family’s name change when they came to the United States? Imagine what it must have been like for your ancestors to choose to emigrate to this country. Do you think you would have done the same?
  • Read the “Irish Immigration” piece. Think about how the United States has treated its immigrants over the years — and how they are treated today. Do the words of”The New Colossus” poem, on the Statue of Liberty, ring true to you?
  • Video: America's Sources of Immigration (1850-Today)
MOVEMENT
  • Keeping our bodies healthy is so important, but can feel hard when we have to stay home.  Here's a link from our Movement teacher, Mr. Walsh, with some ideas to keep us all moving! 
 
 
RSSAA HS PARENTS & STUDENTS
 Click These Links for FULL List of Class Resources

Below are helpful links and resources for community use.  RSSAA HS Students and Parents looking for a complete list of class resources to accompany teacher posts and Zoom classes, please refer to the links in the green box above.

MATH
  • Math Musings (open images in new tab to view larger)
Math Musings 1   Math Musings 2
GRADE 9
  • Grade 9 Remote Learning Schedule - As of 3/23/20
  • Take a virtual museum tour!
  • Physics Observations.  These videos are for the students to observe the experiment, consider what they have seen and, possibly, draw their own conclusions before the class discussion of the experiment. (Use the two arrows in the bottom right of the video to make it full screen)
GRADE 10
GRADE 11
  • Grade 11 Remote Learning Schedule - As of 3/23/20
  • Chemistry Observations.  These videos are for the students to observe the experiment, consider what they have seen and, possibly, draw their own conclusions before the class discussion of the experiment. (Use the two arrows in the bottom right of the video to make it full screen)
 
GRADE 12
Marco Polo - a great way for parents to stay connected and share ideas. A few friends and I have been using this to chat. It's like video texting.
Gemini Music - this beloved local children's music group will be live-streaming music from their Facebook page every Monday-Friday at 5 pm.

Websites
Cedarwood Waldorf School - Our sister school in Oregon has created a beautiful page of ideas and resources for ages 3-12 including recorded story series, movement ideas and a recipe for Fairy Dough.
Met Opera - Free streaming of performances.
New York Academy of Medicine - Invites you to color classic illustrations from the past.
Simplicity Parenting Covid 19 response - Waldorf parenting advice for this unusual time.
National Geographic Kids - Games, videos and information on the natural world.
Sparkle Stories - free trial. They have crafts, games and stories.
Outschool - Classes on everything from coding to art.
DIY - They offer courses, skills, and challenges. Earn badges.
Skillshare - Offering 2 free months of online classes.
Instructables - Instructions on how to make just about anything.
 
Movement
P.E. with Joe - Get those bodies moving with these fun videos including 5-minute moves as well as longer P.E. classes by The Body Coach Joe Wicks.  Joe has great content for adults too!

Podcasts- All Ages
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids - Answering all of the "why" questions.
Smash, Boom, Best - Cats versus Dogs. Pizza versus Tacos. Super Speed versus Super Strength.
Storynory - Free audio stories featuring fairy tales, classics, myths, poems, and music.

Sites with Downloadable pdf's
Projective Geometry Workbook by Henrike Holdrege
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