Some Thoughts on First Grade
First Grade is all about “YES!!!”
“Yes, I can raise my hand and wait to be called on.”, “Yes, my teacher loves me.”, “Yes, I can learn!” Rudolf Steiner spent an entire lecture (IV) in Practical Advice to Teachers discussing the significance of the first day of school… it is important to think through every aspect of that day- what can you do to help each student feel successful? How will you use form and rhythm to create a healthy learning environment so that each student feels confident in her ability to learn?
In this portion of the site, you will find many ideas about how you can bring a “Yes!” experience to your students.