This is my second time blogging about the zoology block, as I did this block two years ago with my daughter. So I guess I won’t go on and on about it, since I did not change much this time. You can check out my previous zoology posts, if you would like for information about how I did it.
I mostly used three resources (in addition to library books and the encyclopedia):
Hovering Between Heaven and Earth.doc in the Grade 4 files on the Waldorfhomeeducators Yahoo Group
We started with self portraits as our physical selves (my son is playing floor hockey!) and our star-beings.
We did an exercise which came from Learning About the World through Modeling. We began with a sphere of clay, and then divided it up into portions for the head, trunk, and limbs, then shaped them into a man with a cape. The man was curled up, in a position of prayer, perhaps, and made himself into the shape of a sphere again. This was magical for us!
Octopus, Crab, and Oyster
The painting of the octopus and the crab was inspired by a painting in Painting and Drawing in Waldorf Schools: