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First Graders

A Letter to My Daughter's First Grade Teacher

Jennifer Panditaratne | Posted 08.27.2015 | 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.

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: Kids Sound Off On Spooky Science | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.08.2014 | Science

Children say the darndest things -- even about science. But if you listen closely, sometimes their words are wise. That was certainly the case when I ...

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 ...

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...

First Graders and the F-Bomb

Michael N. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

One of the things I've noticed is students' language has gotten worse. And by worse, I mean a lot lot worse.