polaris class

with Ms. Moberly

our sixth grade

After having learned about the realms of animals and plants in fourth and fifth grade, the sixth-grade-students will discover the realm of minerals and rocks during their geology block.

Sixth grade describes another major step toward independence in a child's life. While the nine-year-change describes the emergence of a certain awareness of self and taking care of oneself, most 6th graders make another great step in that direction. They perform the step from orally transmitted mythology to fact-based history, starting with the time of the Roman empire and the middle ages. Furthermore, the children expand their awareness of self by learning about their position on earth in relationship to the major celestial bodies in the astronomy block. The counterpart to the skies is the examination of the ground we stand on: learning about earth's crust and what it is made of and what the minerals have to do with us

polaris class teacher

Misti Moberly has been teaching singing and music for 12 years. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music: Vocal Performance and has a profound love of teaching. She brought music to young families and individual voice students and eventually developed a music program for preschools. While working as a music teacher at Daybreak Academy, she felt the call to be a classroom teacher. 
She has since found her true home in Waldorf education and is humbled and honored to be part of such a profound movement and community. 
Misti spends much of her free time with her husband, three children and rascally beagle. She enjoys creating, crafting, reading, hiking, camping and singing.

When students feel safe and valued then the academic pursuits of the class are able to flourish.

—Misti Moberly, Polaris Class Teacher