First grade’s study of fairy tales is now extending into student reading and writing. Fairy tales address the first grade developing soul by providing images and archetypes that resonate with the emerging individualities. The story of The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids allows students to experience their own sense…
In painting, colors emerged from a rainbow cloud. Students are now working with many colors together, applying their understanding of complementary, primary, secondary, and contrasting colors.
While the first grade is focused on math in its block study, stories continue to allow language development.
The third math block is ending with the transition of step counting (2,4,6…) to multiplication sentences. Thinking of marsh and meadow creatures, and how far they can jump helps form a tangible relationship.
Learning the multiples to 12 will later grow into the times tables.
First graders playing “The Fox and the Geese” during Movement class.