The Curriculum of the Steiner School

Morning Verse for Upper Grades
updated July 22, 2016

Morning Verse for Grades 5 - 8

I look out into the world
Wherein there shines the Sun
Where glimmer all the stars,
Where lie the silent stones
The plants that live and grow
The beasts that feel and move
Where man in soul creates
A dwelling for the spirit.
I look inward to the soul
That lives within my being
The spirit of God is weaving
In sunlight and in soul-life
In heights of world without
In depths of soul within.
Spirit of God to thee
I turn myself in seeking
That strength and grace and skill
For learning and for work
May live and grow in me.

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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