Waldorf ~ 1st grade ~ Math ~ Block Plan ~ Quality of Numbers 1-12 through fairy tales, Roman Numerals 1-12, intro of all four processes (math gnomes). Work w/ concrete objects & whole body movement to explore addition and subtraction facts up to 20, division, multiplication tables of 2s, 5s, 10s, skip counting, counting to 100 forward & backward. Work on same as second block, moving into working with add & sub up to 100, introducing columnar math problems by end of year.
As the work of learning to read continues, the children will enjoy a song that springs from the story of the singing princess: All the vowels I now can sing, “A”, “E”, “I”, “O”, “U Let the hills and valleys ring, “A”, “E”, “I”, “O”, “U” Put an “Ssss” in front of them “say, see, sigh, so, Sue” [etc.] This song can be repeated daily as part of morning exercises using the visual aid of the letters drawn above the blackboard to connect sound and letter.