©2020 by E.R. Smith
Reflecting on my 2015 first graders. I had looped with this group from kindergarten the previous year, this was an amazing experience. I provided centers to them after each mini lesson, concentrated on literacy, mathematics, and science. It was during math center time that I saw the most incredible ideas forming. I always wondered how well this group of twenty five did on state assessments. I never thought of teaching to a test only to prepare them for as many future learning experiences as I could.