Max has embarked on his last year of wonder.
He is in Class 2, and later this year he will turn 8. And sometime over the next year or so, he will experience the nine year old change.
But during this last year of wonder, the Waldorf Class 2 curriculum offers stability and harmony.
His wonderful teacher will tell stories of the Celtic gods ~ because in Waldorf education ‘they do all the gods, not none‘ ~ and they will hear the stories of the Saints, as well as Aesop’s fables.
The stories of the Saints are told, not for religious instruction, but because they are stories in which people born to privilege awaken to learn the real meaning of life.
The gift of sacrifice. And a life of service.
And through these stories, the children will be met. By providing great quests and journeys where challenges must be overcome.
This is because our Class 2 children have a very strong sense of fairness, but of course they see justice in a black and white way.
Max’ teacher works with the children’s beautiful and insatiable curiosity.
Speaking to the children’s strong connection to nature and animals. Nurturing their care of the earth, care of animals and care of each other.
And so, to the last year of wonder.
P.s you can read more about Waldorf class 2 curriculum here.