Kindergarteners are curious and eager to learn about how everything in the world works. They are able to concentrate on tasks for longer periods of time than in preschool and are capable of more complex thinking. Kindergarteners are able to follow rules and routines more easily. Seeing other’s perspectives and problem solving are an important part of helping kindergarteners learn and grow.
First graders are motivated learners, but need structure and routine. They are enthusiastic to soak up information, and look for sensible answers to their questions about the world. They are ready to explore in more detail about their surroundings and how the fit in.
Second graders start to develop more complex thoughts and ideas. They are able to apply their developing understanding of letters and numbers to intricate material and begin to develop logical thoughts. They become clever writers who are able to write complete sentences. Second graders become more aware of what other people think about them and begin to understand the importance of rules and their own role in helping people.