This year in 1st grade we will be using an amazing type of instruction called Whole Brain Teaching. Through this instruction your child will have many opportunities to participate in class by discussing key topics and ideas with fellow students, while at the same time utilizing gestures that help students remember important information. Additionally, your child might come home and say he/she earned a 10 Finger Woo for correct answers, and a "That's Cool" for incorrect responses. In a Whole Brain Teaching classroom we are always supportive ... and never tear down! In fact, our classroom will be so upbeat and full of task focused laughter that your child just might beg you to come to school. With your support, we'll provide your child with instructional methods that will work every part of his/her brain. And that's....student heaven! Yay!