I came across this article and wondered why things have changed so much.
I had taught first grade for many years; first grade was my favorite grade level to teach - student were always willing to learn: they were enthusiastic. Students embraced expectations and became highly engaged in academic activities.
Some of these outright scare me (#8), some have no correlation (#2) - they just don't seem to be on the right list, and a few are still thought of today.
Are we expecting too much or too little of our first grade students today?
Gina Pepin, Ed.D.
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