Over the years, Public Waldorf educators have observed that children are individuals with amazing strengths in some areas and need for support in others. A child who struggles with spelling may be strong in handwork. Another child who draws well might struggle with math and so on. In the Handwork curriculum we focus on the learning center of the child in a way that supports their Thinking, Feeling and Will forces. The integration of these forces is critical as we work to help the child develop into a balanced human being.
First grade – Knitting and Braiding
Second grade – Knitting, Purling, Crochet
Third grade – Spinning with rock, Wool Dying, Crochet
Fourth grade – Embroidery, Sewing, Cross Stitch
Fifth grade – Knitting Socks or Hats in a round
Sixth grade – Sewing a Waldorf Doll, Sock Monster, Marionette
Seventh grade – Wet felting Pin cushion and Slippers, Needle felt a human Face and Body.
Eighth grade – Sewing Machine, Pajama Pants and Quilt
High School – Basket Weaving, Batiking & Book Binding