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First Grade

Teaching the Teacher

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 11.12.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...