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Lavender's Blue Second 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 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 can't express how beautiful and life changing LB has been to our family When I think to how harried and all over the place we were two years ago. Now we are calm, well paced, relaxed and totally in love with learning. Every day with LB is a beautiful gift xo"

- Allison S.

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 second grade including:

  • A fresh and imaginative approach to the second grade year with abundant 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 all of this year's subjects so you feel confident and prepared to teach second grade at home

  • A complete and highly engaging second grade circle time including songs and verses, lots of movement, active math, and more to support holistic learning in second grade

  • Beautifully integrated lessons with practice work, games, painting, form drawing, poetry, and crafts all woven in

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

"Kelly did another amazing job at putting together a Waldorf curriculum that is easy for us parents to use and implement. It was clear and easy to understand and follow. Lavender's Blue is the one Waldorf curriculum where I don't feel stressed out trying to figure out what I am going to do each week as Kelly has it laid out for us. This program has truly been amazing and you can tell that you put so much work and heart into this and I thank you so much for doing this! You really have saved me a lot of planning stress."

- Heather O.

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

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The Second Grade curriculum includes:

  • A very thorough Introduction to teaching second grade

  • A year of fully planned out Main Lesson Blocks

  • All your second grade Form Drawings

  • Full-color pictures of drawings, paintings, crafts, and math activities

  • Circle Time with active learning for each main lesson block

  • Audio recordings of circle songs and verses

 

 

 

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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
  • Integrated lessons in form drawing, beeswax modeling, watercolor painting, and crafts
  • An imaginative Circle with music, movement, active math, and language activities planned out for you with clear instructions

In Second Grade there are main lessons in Language Arts, Math, and Form Drawing with daily plans for 4 main lessons each week.  The main lessons are carefully crafted for a balance of work with the head, heart, and hands. This is holistic learning at its best!

"The material that I have gone through so far is fantastic. I do not know why I waited so long to sign up for second grade! I have researched several Waldorf inspired curriculums and yours truly rises above the rest.  I am so thankful that I found you! Thank you thank you thank you."
Blessings
- Teresa

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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 735 pages and also includes 59 MP3 tracks.

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

  • 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.

"If you've ever looked at the wealth of information available in various Waldorf curriculum and had no idea how to get started, or make a daily plan, this is for you. It's the closest to an open and go Waldorf curriculum I've seen."

- Rebecca

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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 Second Grade

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

  • Skill-building in math, reading, spelling, and grammar is approached systematically in the context of creative, lively lessons,
    with more guidance than you'll find anywhere else

  • Language arts main lessons include 28 wonderful traditional stories from around the world, hand-picked and retold just for
    this curriculum (not cut-and-paste from public domain)

  • 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

"This is hands-down the best curriculum I've used (and I've tried several others!). Thank you, thank you.  I have really, really enjoyed this year. You've been so supportive and approachable to all of us and we all just wish we could keep on using your curriculum through high school (or as high as each wants to go -- but you get the idea!) We just love you and your curriculum and I can't thank you enough for a truly beautiful 2nd grade year for my son."

- Patricia A.

A uniquely strong math program

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

  • Math main lessons include imaginative stories that bring math to life for second graders - including more original math gnome stories (a special request from our first grade group) to introduce place value and a new math fairy tale that sets the stage for a magical Times Table Geometry block

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

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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 adore you Kelly for the work you are doing. You have had a huge impact on my family and I am deeply grateful. You are able to take all these ideals I have and communicate HOW to make it happen in real life. My homeschool dreams came true when I found your curriculum and started applying all the ideas. I love that it is holistic and peaceful and VERY rich."

- Jessica S.

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 every subject in second 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 second 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

Ok, I bet you'd like a sneak peek!  Here's a tour of the second grade year:

Animal Legends

4-week Language Arts Main Lesson

  • Introduce second grade level work with writing, drawing, grammar, and word families
  • Explore the animal world through story, discussion, art, and beeswax modeling

  • Enjoy eight wonderful animal legends (stories included)

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Place Value

4-week Math Main Lesson

  • Review and extend arithmetic skills with lots of creative and active work with games, manipulatives, and drawing

  • Introduce place value with the sweet story of a new math gnome named Petunia

  • Teach math in a way that's artistic, playful, and beautiful!

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Legends of the Saints

6-week Language Arts Main Lesson

  • Meet twelve legendary saints from the European, Jewish, and Native American traditions (stories included)

  • Make a beautiful main lesson book and practice watercolor painting

  • Extend form drawing skills with horizontal mirrored running forms

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Clocks and Calendars

4-week Math Main Lesson

  • Enjoy learning all about time, clocks, and calendars with movement, poetry, arithmetic, and hands-on practice

  • Introduce all the times tables with movement

  • Make your own beautiful calendar with illustrations and a lovely verse

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The King of Ireland's Son

4-week Form Drawing Main Lesson

  • Read the magnificent novel The King of Ireland's Son together

  • Practice speech and learn Irish folk songs

  • Explore form drawing with sixteen colorful geometric forms

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Aesop's Fables

4-week Language Arts Main Lesson

  • Extend language arts skills with integrated lessons including speech, poetry, writing, drawing, reading, form drawing, and beeswax modeling

  • Enjoy eight delightful Aesop's fables and act them out together

  • Dive deep into work with word families

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Times Tables Geometry

4-week Math Main Lesson

  • Go on an imaginative quest to explore the beautiful world of number patterns with an original story

  • Use rhythm, movement, geometry, and drawing to learn the times tables

  • Practice mental arithmetic with number journeys

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Trickster Tales

4-week Language Arts Main Lesson

  • Meet the famous tricksters Anansi, Tortoise, Coyote, and Br'er Rabbit in eight funny stories

  • Engage with the stories through puppetry, painting, poetry, and making moving pictures

  • Wrap up your second grade year with a block full of imaginative hands-on crafting

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"I want to tell you how MUCH I appreciate that you don't write on and on and on in a lesson plan. Because of the way you keep things short and sweet I'm able to pick this up and go without becoming overwhelmed. As a working mom my planning time is about nil. Your work makes it possible to homeschool in a way that meets my children's needs without doing tons of leg work. Thank you for making things simple. It is a true talent to be concise yet clear!"

 - Alissa M.

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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 735 pages and also includes 59 MP3 tracks.

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

  • 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.

"The second grade curriculum is awesome!!! It’s such a gift and blessing to be able to go on this learning and growing adventure alongside our precious kids. There couldn't be a more perfect, compassionate and doable guide than you and your amazing curriculum."

- Jennifer