Lavender’s Blue First Grade Curriculum

BID FAREWELL TO HOMESCHOOL PLANNING OVERWHELM

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Waldorf-inspired homeschooling can be a magical experience but it can also get overwhelming fast...

And too many mamas get burned out from trying to do all their planning from scratch.

You want your family to experience the beauty, creativity, and depth of experience of Waldorf-inspired homeschooling...

But you feel frustrated when you don't have enough time to pull together all the details yourself. 

You know how important it is to have a plan that fits your child (and not the other way around), so he lights up with learning.

But you need a solid curriculum to start from, so you're not scrambling to understand how to teach and what to do when.

I completely understand, because I'm in the thick of it too - and that's why I created the Lavender's Blue curriculum and community!

"I'm absolutely loving your 1st grade curriculum. The stories, pictures and the organization of it are just all soooo great. I'm on my second time around with first grade, and with your curriculum, everything is going so much better. I would add also that the songs, poems and movement for circle time are invaluable for us- we have so much fun doing them. Not all curriculums include circle time, and it can take a lot of energy and resources to pull all of that together. Your curriculum is a goldmine in so many ways and extremely reasonably priced."

- Sue N.

This curriculum includes a level of step-by-step guidance, imaginative lessons, and guilt-free support that you won’t find anywhere else.

In it you'll find everything you need for a full and joyful year of first grade including:

  • A fresh and imaginative approach to the first grade year with original stories, integrated lessons, and super-clear instructions

  • Main lessons with detailed daily plans so you have all the guidance you need

  • A comprehensive introduction to holistic homeschooling so you feel confident and prepared to teach first grade at home

  • A complete first grade circle time including seasonal songs and verses, movement, active math, and more to support holistic learning in first grade

  • Beautifully integrated lessons in form drawing, painting, and modeling so you never have to guess what to do

  • Guilt-free support to bring Waldorf-inspired homeschooling to life in a way that works for your family

 
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"I am really loving how you have organized this curriculum. I feel like I understand how to actually do this, which I have not had that experience with any other resource."

- Sara M.
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Lavender’s Blue First Grade is the complete, creative, and highly detailed Waldorf-inspired curriculum you can count on.

Each main lesson block includes:

  • A block overview with detailed notes on how to teach the main lesson content

  • Daily lesson plans that walk you step-by-step through the rhythm of a Waldorf-inspired main lesson

  • Main lesson book drawings that you can copy or use as inspiration for your own

  • All the form drawing, beeswax modeling, and watercolor painting lessons planned out for you with full-color pictures

  • Active math and language activities planned out for you with clear instructions

The First Grade Curriculum also includes:

  • A full introduction to teaching all the first grade subjects at home

  • A seasonal circle with movement

  • Audio recordings of all the songs and verses in the curriculum

  • A uniquely strong math program

  • An original quest container story that pulls together all the lessons from the first fourteen weeks and gets rave reviews

The entire curriculum is carefully crafted and beautifully integrated so you have the support you need for a joyful and magical first grade at home!

"Hi Kelly!  I just had to say that we had such a fun day today with the ending of the second letter block. I had my 5th grader make the pictures for the stones and set up the forest thicket and tower with duck pond. We pretended the 5th grader was the fairy of the forest and he led my first grader and his little sister (kindergarten) through the thicket to the tower where the 1st grader matched his beeswax letters to the "stones". It was really sweet and they were all so satisfied with their parts in the whole thing. Thank you for making a lovely and extremely user friendly curriculum. Keep up the good work."

- Lauren G.

 
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PRODUCT DETAILS

  • This is a digital product which you can view on our member site, download, and/or print. You'll receive access as soon as you purchase.
  • The curriculum PDF is 541 pages and also includes 63 MP3 tracks.

  • This curriculum includes detailed daily lesson plans for first grade main lessons in form drawing, math, language arts, and nature.

  • Drawing, watercolor painting, beeswax modeling, form drawing, and active math are all planned out for the year and integrated with the main lessons.

  • Also includes a comprehensive introduction, full-color pictures, and circle time with audio recordings of all the circle songs and verses.

  • Due to the instant-access nature of downloadable products, this purchase is final and non-refundable.

  • Your purchase supports my family and allows me to continue creating curriculum and free resources for the Lavender’s Blue Community.  Please consider your copyrighted curriculum an investment for your family only and do not plan to resell. Thank you for your support!

  • To view a sample week from the curriculum, please visit the Lavender's Blue Library here.

"I have several 1st grade curriculums - While the costs are comparable, Lavender Blue's version of 1st grade was so much more full and rich - truly everything I needed. She has an amazing curriculum complete with container stories, full monthly circles, audio, pictures and detailed daily rhythm schedules.  I loved it so much I had to purchase her 2nd grade curriculum too!"

- Raysun G.

 
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THE CURRICULUM AUTHOR

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Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a homeschooling mama and former mixed-age kindergarten teacher with a background in developmental neuropsychology. I live in gorgeous small-town New Hampshire with my daughters Aiya and Sierra, who will be in 5th and 2nd grades next fall. I live in gorgeous small-town New Hampshire with my daughters Aiya and Sierra, who will be in 5th and 2nd grades next fall.

I discovered Waldorf as a new mama, and as an avid reader and researcher, dove right in!  When my oldest reached preschool age and I couldn’t find the homeschool resource of my dreams, I started creating it from scratch….and Lavender’s Blue was born.

My passion is helping families learn how to homeschool using holistic, Waldorf-inspired methods without the burnout and overwhelm. But more importantly, I won’t tell you what you should do. Or fill you with dread that you’ll do the wrong thing and mess up your child.

My style is non-dogmatic, guilt-free, and warmly supportive. Because I trust you! You are the expert on your family, and I am your guide for Waldorf-inspired methods. I don’t get those roles confused.

I also take my responsibility of creating super high quality curriculum materials very seriously. I’m a thorough researcher and planner with a creative side and a knack for details. I believe homeschool families deserve tremendous support and I can’t believe how lucky I am to put my strengths and passions to work for my beloved homeschool tribe!

 
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"I've mentioned before, but yours is the most concise and lovely Waldorf curriculum we've used, and I hope to continue our schooling with you."

- Apryl C.

Here's what's unique about Lavender's Blue First Grade

 
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The most detailed and well-organized Waldorf-inspired curriculum out there

  • Main lessons in language arts, math, and form drawing are planned out in easy to follow, highly detailed daily plans

  • All the form drawings are included, integrated into the main lessons in a carefully thought-out progression

  • It’s beautifully designed with full-color pictures


"I loved that if I had a crazy week, I could literally pull out the lesson the night before and feel confident teaching the next morning. I also really appreciated the form drawing progression laid out for me."

- Teri P.

 
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A uniquely strong math program

  • Original math stories make learning math engaging, memorable, and fun

  • Active math, movement, and practice work are all spelled out so you don’t need to guess what to do

  • Thoroughly grounded in the best of Waldorf math theory and pedagogy

"I have found your first grade curriculum to be a lifesaver...and I have most of the first grade Waldorf curriculums."   

- Bonnie

 
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Complete circle time for a truly holistic and active education

  • Songs, movement, speech, and math work are all integrated into an imaginative, developmentally appropriate circle

  • A fully planned out circle saves you hours and hours of planning time – and it’s something you won’t find anywhere else

  • The circle songs and verses are recorded for you on audio to make it easy for you to learn (and you don’t need to know how to read music)

"I would also like to tell you my kids enjoy your curriculum so very much. They were disappointed this weekend when we didn't have circle time and main lessons. That tells me we are on the right track."

- Jess

 
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All the support you need with none of the guilt

  • Gentle support to homeschool in a way that works for your family, with no should's, don’ts, or guilt included.

  • A full introduction to Waldorf-inspired homeschooling in first grade so you'll understand what to do, why, and how, with support to adapt the lessons to your unique child

  • Lavender’s Blue does not include a rigid schedule but it doesn’t leave you on your own either – there's plenty of guidance on creating daily, weekly, and main lesson rhythms for the first grade year.

  • I always support you to use the curriculum in whatever way works best for you right now – use it as “open-and-go,” or use it as inspiration for your own lessons – I never leave you hanging, but I always trust you to make your own decisions.

"I'm so relieved to have found you. Thank you for offering the type of curriculum so many of us have been searching for, but unable to find! I was really feeling stressed, but I feel like now I can relax. :-) Can't put a price on that, lol.  And thank you for all that you do, you are a lifeline for people like me, truly. All of your time and effort are so much appreciated."

- Julia F.

 
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PRODUCT DETAILS

  • This is a digital product which you can view on our member site, download, and/or print. You'll receive access as soon as you purchase.
  • The curriculum PDF is 541 pages and also includes 63 MP3 tracks.

  • This curriculum includes detailed daily lesson plans for first grade main lessons in form drawing, math, language arts, and nature.

  • Drawing, watercolor painting, beeswax modeling, form drawing, and active math are all planned out for the year and integrated with the main lessons.

  • Also includes a comprehensive introduction, full-color pictures, and circle time with audio recordings of all the circle songs and verses.

  • Due to the instant-access nature of downloadable products, this purchase is final and non-refundable.

  • Your purchase supports my family and allows me to continue creating curriculum and free resources for the Lavender’s Blue Community.  Please consider your copyrighted curriculum an investment for your family only and do not plan to resell. Thank you for your support!

  • To view a sample week from the curriculum, please visit the Lavender's Blue Library here.

"I've spent the past couple of days reading through your grade one curriculum and I just wanted to let you know how amazing I think it is!! I've been at the Waldorf homeschooling thing for a little while (I have two older children, one starting 5th grade and one starting 2nd) and we have used all of the Waldorf homeschool curricula at different points over the years, often trying to integrate parts of them, but none of them come close to comparing with the loveliness and parent friendliness of yours. I am just so in love with your first grade and especially how you've kept the magical feeling of kindergarten in it...something that all the others seem to lose too early. Your container story is beautiful and I love how the children can really live into it! For me the fact that everything is integrated and laid out day by day is just so, so, so helpful! I was saying to my husband how I wished this had been available when I first started (I'm not sure he understood how I excited I was about how the weekly active math was right there!  All planned out!!!) ...it would have made everything so much easier and fun and saved me so much time and money!! I'm so grateful for all your thoughtful and lovely work. I'm very excited to see you what you do with the coming grades!"

- Sarah L.