Monday, July 6, 2020 at 9:00 AM PDT
Friday, July 10, 2020 at 3:00 PM PDT

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Mia Martin, Office Manager 
Waldorf Institute of Southern California 

WISC Week 3: Math for Grades 1-3 with Art and Movement with Ania Kubik 

Between the foundation of arithmetic in early childhood which consists of tidying and order, "a place for everything and everything in its place" and the fourth grade world of fractions, lie the first three early grades of active, artistic, practical whole number arithmetic.

We will begin with the qualities of numbers, move our bodies for counting and skip-counting, work in social groups and use fine motor skills with manipulative objects and games for math facts. Beginning with all 4 arithmetic processes in first grade, we will explore number stories and actively exercise place value skills in second grade while keeping calculation concrete through horizontal arithmetic.

In third grade we will move into vertical arithmetic and measurement. We will approach arithmetic through "first the doing, then the understanding", working from whole to parts and relating everything to the human being, use large colorful writing in first grade and find joy in number patterns while we record our accomplishments with numbers. We will characterize the types of hindrances that first, second and third graders may experience with arithmetic and how to support students and find their strengths, weaving in discussions of resources and summer preparation.

Ania Kubik holds a BFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Waldorf completion certificate from WISC. She currently enjoys class teaching her combined sixth, seventh and eighth upper-grades class at Maple Village Waldorf School in Long Beach, CA as well as teaching art at WISC. She has a particular love for math, movement, pattern and form, has taught two cycles of arithmetic in first through third grade with her two classes, and currently enjoys reaping the benefits of the early-grades arithmetic foundation in middle school math with her upper grades students.


Course Fee: $475

Register before June 1st to receive 10% discount!

Our online ourses will be recorded, so if you have to miss at some point you can rewatch it at a later time.