First Grade Readiness : Resources, Insights, and Tools for Waldorf Educators

First Grade Readiness
What really constitutes first grade readiness in a child?
This much-requested collection of previously published and new material contains a comprehensive answer to this question. Experienced teachers, doctors, and therapists give guidance in many aspects that help in determining first grade readiness.
    Part One
          * Reflections on First Grade Readiness - Nancy Blanning
          * First Grade Readiness - Joan Almon
          * Some Guidelines for First Grade Readiness - Nancy Foster
          * School Readiness: A School Doctor's Perspective -               
               Bettina Lohn, MSc
          * What are the signs that my child is ready for school? -            
                Michaela Glöckler, MD and Wolfgang Goebel, MD
          * The Transition to Elementary School Learning: When is the
                right time?
          * School Entry and the Consolidation of Developmental
               Processes - Audrey E McAllen
          * The Development of Memory and the Transformation of Play -
               Louise deForest
          * Creating Partnerships with Parents in First Grade Readiness
               Decisions - Ruth Ker
          * Carrying the Transition to First Grade - Janet Klaar
          * A Transition Group at the Edinburgh Steiner School - Melissa
          * Building the Bridge to the First Grade: How a Class Teacher
               Can Lead Children Gently into the Grade School - Kim
          * The Lowering of School Age and the Changes in Childhood:
               An Interim Report - Claudia McKeen, MD; Rainer Patzlaff;
               Martyn Rawson

    Part Two
          * Introduction
          * Developing Our Observation Skills for Understanding First
               Grade Readiness - Ruth Ker
          * The Red Queen: A First Grade Assessment Story - Valerie
               Poplawski, Celia Riahi, and Randi Stein
               + First Grade Assessment Form
               + The Red Queen Materials List
               + Reverence List for The Red Queen
          * A Therapeutic Educator's Approach: Keeping It Imaginative
               and Playfully Objective - Nancy Blanning
               + First Grade Readiness Observation Form
               + Equipment List
               + Activities to Support Healthy Sensory Development
          * Observation Forms for the Documentation of Development
               and Learning
               + Observation Form for Early Childhood Educators
          * Contributors
First Grade Readiness
Resources, Insights, and Tools for Waldorf Educators
Edited by Nancy Blanning
167 pages
Item # 4396
Price: $24.95
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