The Curriculum of the Steiner School - Class 2

Notes and Lesson Plans

Stories of the Saints
updated February 9, 2018

This page has helpful links and LOADS of free resources to help you plan your second grade year. Enjoy!

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My curated collection of visuals! Browse sample main lesson book pages, watercolor paintings, chalkboard drawings, etc. for Saints.

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There are SO many resources for the Saints block! But I have owned, read, and used almost all of them and narrowed it down quite a bit. I found the best! There are basically two collections of stories from which to choose, depending on whose style you prefer: Ursula Synge or Cynthia Zarin.

The Giant at the Ford and Other Legends of the Saints by Ursula Synge (15 stories) is out of print and can be hard to find (and expensive when you do find it)... so I suggest Cynthia Zarin's excellent Saints Among the Animals (10 stories). Consulting clients have full access to my Lending Library; contact me if you'd like to borrow either of these books.

Saints Among the Animals

by Cynthia Zarin

Recorded here is my own personal collection of articles, resources, favorite links, teaching ideas, and lesson plans. It encompasses many years, from the very beginning of my experience studying and learning about Waldorf to the present time. People from all around the world visit my site and recommend it to others. Welcome!

This site records my journey. I hope my honesty is encouraging and helps break down some barriers that may prevent people from trying Waldorf methods. Because this is an ongoing site documenting my curriculum planning and ideas, some materials are more Waldorf-y than others. Please feel free to take what you like and leave the rest.

I did this main lesson block in November 2015. Here is the blog post with photographs of all of Leah's MLB pages. Our final list of saints was:

Note: We didn't do this -- we created an illustration using dried rose petals -- but the Celery Heart Roses would make a very beautiful art project for St. Elizabeth of Hungary. It would be a very easy main lesson book illustration as well!

My blog posts from teaching this block in 2018:

My blog posts from teaching this topic in 2015:

my older Saints Unit (PDF)
Note: This block is meant to be taught in December. Please be aware that this block is written for families who celebrate Christmas; however, it can easily be modified.

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