Philosophical Chairs in First Grade

This week, students in first grade at WDE read A Fine, Fine School, a book about students who had to go to school year-round, including the weekends and holidays.  Using the Philosophical Chairs strategy, first graders in Mrs. Durgin and Mrs. Green classes discussed whether they would prefer to go to school on the weekends or holidays; students then provided reasons for their choice. 

Philosophical Chairs is a student-centered AVID strategy that encourages students to listen carefully to each other and to verbally contribute his or her thoughts during a discussion.