Starting first grade
Originally Posted by Rhonwyn
This will be our second to enter Waldrof elementary school.
Rhonwyn, as a Waldorf 'veteran', you can be a great help to the class teacher. Alas, no more first graders for me, but my youngest daughter's class (entering fifth grade this year) has a whole lot of oldest children with nervous parents in it, and the few of us who have older Waldorf kids are constantly having to reassure our fellow parents that the situations they're agonizing over really have come up before, that the teacher is handling things okay, and that the rest of the faculty is helping her where needed.
A few years ago, our school began "first grade day" for kindergarteners. On some day when the first grade is away, the kindergarten class spends an hour in their classroom and the teacher begins to tell them how first grade will be different. This occurs with parents, too, some of whom are shocked to find that first grade is very different from kindergarten!
Enjoy first grade again, Rhonwyn! It's more fun the second time.