Grade 1 students love mastering skills for solving problems, making decisions, and reflecting on their work.
As part of the Responsive Classroom practice, students help create their classroom agreements, engage in morning meetings, and use collaborative strategies to resolve misunderstandings and disagreements. Students are encouraged to care for themselves, for one another, and for their whole school community, with the steady guidance and support of their two homeroom teachers. Each student continues her individual progress in reading, writing, mathematics, and social studies, engaging in a thoughtful mix of individual and collaborative group work. Outside the homeroom, students expand a wide range of skills in library, PE, dance, music, art, science, and Spanish.