As the first grade is a very important period for adaptation and transition, the G1 teachers of Wahaha International School are focused on attaining the 10 IB learner attributes through classroom teaching, gatherings and activities. With everybody working hard together, the G1 students have successfully fit in and started their life as primary pupils happily.
What changes and progress have they made so far?
Let’s take a look at how our fresh G1 students are doing through camera lenses and words.
Unlike kindergarten, first graders are more concerned about learning knowledge on a tight schedule. Though each student is different in terms of adaptive capacity, the teachers are patiently giving them whatever help and guidance they need, and for the past month, the students have made remarkable progress, successfully transitioning from being somewhat at a loss to being able to stay focused.
During class, each student is listening attentively.
With a positive classroom atmosphere, everyone is enthusiastic about answering questions.
They are highly focused and very serious about doing exercises.
The first month is very important for the cultivation of positive behavioral habits. At the beginning of the semester, the teachers and students created together the essential agreement and made a list for compliance and implementation by all.
For the past month, the students have been doing very well, in terms of forming positive habits; from classroom discipline to behaviors and manners, they follow school rules and regulations very well and are very good at constraining themselves.
Queue in an orderly and quiet manner.
Wash hands before meals and waste no food.
Wait patiently for their turn to take a nucleic acid test.
In the early stages of school life, it’s essential to build one’s emotional management capacity and social skills. In a friendly classroom atmosphere, the students make new friends and improve their emotion management capacity and social skills by learning about and addressing interpersonal conflicts in class.
Stepping into Grade 1 can be a huge transition for some students, especially following certain class routines and expectations. This was a big obstacle for us initially; however, through practice and repetition, we are extremely delighted to see how well they have settled into being Grade 1 students. We are confident that with more time, they will be absolute superstars and master all the necessary Grade 1 routine and expectations.“——G1A Jessie & Annabel
”We see that the students are making progress every day. And we see especially some students that really picked up and carried out the values that we want to teach them. Some students at the beginning of the year need a little bit more time for everything, we are giving them more time to make transitions, so as not to put too much pressure on them.“——G1B Freddy & Cecilia