As I visited primary classrooms yesterday, I found first graders working independently at stations. These stations included word building skills, coin matching games, handwriting practice and working on the computer. It was nice to see our first graders remaining focused and on task.
Then I visited second grade and found children reading around the room in comfortable places. They were intently reading and enjoying the stories they had selected. Some could only look away for a quick second to smile for the camera before they resumed reading.