Any grade transition can be distressing for students and their parents/caregivers, but this change is particularly challenging for youngsters (and their families) as they move from K to 1st grade. At SDFAS we help students transitioning throughout the year by building opportunities for our K to meet and work with the 1st grade students and teachers. From January till March, 1st grade and K students met once a week to sing together under the direction of Claire Selva, 1st grade teacher. Last week, our K visited the first grade classes: they sat at the desks and the 1st grade teachers explained to them how everything works. Then 1st grade and K started to have recess together. Next week they will have lunch together in the elementary lunch area.
1st grade seems now like a really nice adventure, and our K are ready!