Movement & Physical Education
Please note: not all classes are offered every session. WLR varies/rotates the schedule based on teacher availability and interests indicated by participating families.
Some classes can be categorized more than one way. For instance Renaissance Arts may be listed under both “Arts & Crafts” as well as “History / Humanities.”
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Eurythmy is an art of movement that supports a holistic approach to education. In particular, it functions to promote mind-body integration, via imaginative story enactment and movement-play. It does this specifically through the performance of movement-gestures that correspond to the sounds of speech and musical tones. In eurythmy, one performs the language of a story, poem, or song by enacting specific movement-gestures that correspond to the sounds one hears in the spoken word and/or to the tones one hears in the music that is played. In turn, this supports a holistic approach to other aspects of language development, including reading and writing.
Eurythmy helps to support the overall health of the child. It also encourages stability in thinking and graceful motor coordination. In this way, eurythmy augments and deepens a holistic approach to education.
Students experience the fun of moving to music through learning, singing and movement games as well as simple folk dances from different cultures.
Cooperative games are a fun way for children to interact and get exercise. These activities cultivate the children’s capacities in many areas, including: sensory-motor learning, musical comprehension, balance and coordination, social awareness and cooperative learning.
Math & Movement
There is a deep connection between moving our bodies and mathematical thinking. Using movement to learn math is not only fun, but also an effective pedagogical tool. Through hands-on activities, games, movement and social interaction, students will learn math facts of the four processes (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) along with simple concepts from geometry, pattern recognition, and sequencing.
Movement & Form Drawing
Description coming soon.
Students will build strength, flexibility, coordination, and focus through poses, breathing and visualization techniques, games and stories. Through yoga, children can learn self-confidence, awareness and control that can be useful in everyday life situations. Basic mindfulness practices will be taught which encourage self-respect and respect for others.
Yoga for Parents & Teens
Sandi Russi, a certified Ananda Yoga Instructor and E-RYT (experienced registered yoga teacher), has been teaching yoga for over 15 years. She is the owner of East Sac Yoga which offers classes at 3 convenient locations. All homeschooling parents and teens can enjoy her classes at a 10% discount.