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First Grade

Teacher Had Class Doodle On Her Dress So She’d Never Forget Them

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Good News

This idea passes with flying colors. Sha-Ree' Castlebury, who's taught first grade in Pat Henry Elementary in Lawton, Oklahoma, for the past five year...

Lauren Brown: Through New Eyes

A Teacher Like You | Posted 02.16.2017 | Education
A Teacher Like You

You have to come in and be totally prepared, and then be prepared for not being prepared. It's really about finding the energy to show up and focus on the kids.

A Letter to My Daughter's First Grade Teacher

Jennifer Panditaratne | Posted 08.26.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Panditaratne

With only one year -- kindergarten -- under our belts and no older sibling to pave the way, I'm still fairly new to all of this. When you find yourself throwing your hands up in the air and wondering, "is she even trying?" please know the answer is yes.

5 Things I Did For My Kindergartner That I Won't Be Doing Again This Year

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 08.17.2016 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

Last year, I sent my oldest "baby" to kindergarten. My dreams of a utopian school year were only crushed by one person: me.

Teaching the Teacher

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 01.12.2015 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

I loved my first grade teacher. Her first name was Dorothy, the same as my grandmother's. She was interesting and seemed to devote a lot of time to me... and I loved her... until she sent home the note.

A Story of Survival on a First Grade Field Trip

AK Turner | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
AK Turner

I didn't ask for too many details, even when I heard the word "farm" being thrown about. Because a farm is just a less exotic zoo with no concession stand, right? And maybe I'd get to pet a bunny or a baby pig.

Dear Marcy and Jackie: Whose Homework Is It Anyway?

Marcy Winograd | Posted 03.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Marcy Winograd

Two educators with over 20 years of experience working with students answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges.

When Can We Vote, Mom?

Wendy Bradford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

With the three kids off for the day, I wanted to keep it as simple as possible. But the first grader asked, almost first thing after breakfast, "When are we going to vote?"

Teacher Pretends To Shoot Students, Gets Suspended

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.15.2013 | Parents

A Georgia schoolteacher was suspended after pretending to shoot first-grade students during a lesson about the Newtown, Conn., massacre. The Odyss...

First Grade and My First Tears

Abbie Rumbach | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
Abbie Rumbach

Why wasn't I crying with the other moms on the first day of Kindergarten? Should I be faking it? Could I pinch myself hard enough to well up tears?

Eight-Year-Old Upset After Teacher Gave Her The Biggest 'Catastrophe' Award

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

Cassandra Garcia, an 8-year-old student from Tucson, Ariz., became upset after her teacher gave her the "Catastrophe Award" for the "most excuses for ...

Mean Girls, The Starter Edition

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 02.09.2012 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

We found ourselves asking a question we'd never before considered. Which feels worse: When your child deals with a Mean Girl or when your child is the Mean Girl?

First Grader Investigated For Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.05.2011 | Education

A 7-year-old boy at South Boston's Tynan Elementary School is under investigation for sexual harassment after he struck a boy in the groin, The Boston...

Joy Resmovits

How Teachers Approached Bin Laden's Death | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.02.2011 | Education

When Christine Yarzabek, a first-grade teacher in Hershey, Pa., heard that Osama bin Laden had been shot and killed, she was at a loss. "9/11 happ...