In the K-1 children learn with new awareness as they experience themselves more fully as members of a group. They learn about reading, writing, math, and social sciences by observing teacher demonstrations and participating in dialogue to exchange ideas and develop strategies. They learn to write by writing for authentic purposes and learn to read by reading. Students develop mathematical concepts through partner work, inquiry, and discovery as they explore concrete materials and real-life problems. Throughout the day K-1 students develop their imaginations, social skills, and aesthetic sensibilities through play and rich sensory experiences. They garden, build, dance and sing, draw and paint, and explore a wide variety of materials. They have Spanish, music, and P.E. classes and read weekly with their buddies in the PreK class. K-1 students participate in life at the Seed in numerous, important ways. They work, grow, learn, and discover the joy of being part of the community. Students must attend 5 full days.