Asked by Anonymous at 11:56 AM on May. 14, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by SweetKYmom at 12:29 PM on May. 14, 2009
Answer by LadyEb at 1:05 PM on May. 14, 2009
Answer by dustbunny at 3:13 PM on May. 14, 2009
Answer by ldmrmom at 3:28 PM on May. 14, 2009
The ability to sit for longer periods of time, and focus. There is less free movement and fee choice. There is more responsibility like a weekly spelling test. It does depend on your district and their state benchmarks/expectations. It also depends on the style of teaching methods that your schools embrace........be it direct instruction or whole language. Is the class center based or more traditional (sit and learn)? The reading is really important in 1st so decoding skills, fluency, and comprehension are focused on. Sounds like a lot, but a great teacher pulls this off with care, engaging lessons, and allows the kids to have fun while learning.
Answer by Teachermom01 at 6:23 PM on May. 15, 2009
Answer by shorty2003 at 1:38 AM on May. 17, 2009