The Curriculum of the Steiner School

Morning Verse for Lower Grades
updated July 22, 2016

Morning Verse for Grades 1 - 4

The Sun with loving light
Makes bright for me each day,
The soul with spirit power
Gives strength unto my limbs,
In sunlight shining clear
I revere, Oh God,
The strength of humankind,
Which Thou so graciously
Has planted in my soul,
That I with all my might,
May love to work and learn.
From Thee stream light and strength
To Thee rise love and thanks.

Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner and the Science of Spiritual Realities
(we watched this as part of my Waldorf teacher training)

Reading Steiner

The Rudolf Steiner Archive
Many of his books, articles, and lectures are available here free of charge. This is a completely donation-run site so please support it if you find it helpful!

Rudolf Steiner was a particularly prolific writer; if you would like to read some Steiner but don't know where to begin, I absolutely recommend starting with "The Education of the Child in the Light of Anthroposophy".

If you skip reading WHY Waldorf was created the way that it was, you will never truly understand it and you can't really say you are doing Waldorf education. Anthroposophy is important!

Anthroposophical Society in America

If you'd like a "reading list" to follow, here is my list from my personal Waldorf library. This is NOT everything that he wrote! But it is an up-to-date list of what I have read of Steiner's works. There are also links to which texts which I have found available online for free.

Steiner, Rudolf. (listed in the order that I read them)

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