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Old 12-20-2019, 05:03 PM
 
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Hi Tiamat!

I, too, transferred from 3rd grade to 1st grade, albeit many years ago. The biggest challenge for me was learning (the hard way) that they need very explicit directions, but also, they can only comprehend one direction at a time.

Hard to explain but you have to simplify your directions and give wait time to comply, then give more directions step. by. step.

Also, teach procedure over and over. Be vigilant in the beginning of the year and it will pay off. In the beginning of the year, kids have no idea what's going on ("Is it lunch yet?" *said at 8:30 am ) but now they know the routine perfectly.

They are a beautiful age, ready and eager to learn, but also a bit like herding cats.

This board doesn't get a lot of traffic, but feel free to PM me or post in the Busyboard too.

I do love this age!
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