Read this selection of news stories, press releases and our Chess Lady's Blog.
In October, NBC’s “TODAY” had its cameras focused on students and staff at Northgate Crossing Elementary in Spring ISD. The TV show wanted the scoop on the district’s use of First Move, a curriculum for second and third graders that, through the game of chess, teaches math concepts, critical thinking and social skills...Read More.
What an amazing trip!! I just returned from a week in Antigua in the West Indies where I held teacher trainings and visited schools. Through a grant from Rotary International, the Rotary Club of Antigua and the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club, we were able to bring First Move to 29 classrooms in Antigua public schools this year. That’s about 650 children in Antigua who now get to have chess in their classrooms...Read More!
I am so excited! First Move was featured on the Today Show on October 20th, 2010. We shot the story at Spring ISD in Texas and Notre Dame Academy in New York back in April. Unfortunately, the oil spill bumped our story, then it was summer and they didn’t want to run a school related story. With school underway, we finally got our story out! ...Read More
What fun I had last week training our teachers in Scotch Plains, NJ! All five elementary schools in Scotch Plains are participating in First Move thanks to a grant from their local Stage House Restaurant. After training I went to the Stage House for dinner and had an amazing Seared Ahi Tuna Salad. Looking forward to visiting Scotch Plains and The Stage House Restaurant again!
It has been a wonderful summer, but I am ready for school to be in session again! I welcome back our returning schools and am very excited to say hello to our new schools. Nearly 60,000 students will be using First Move this year. Wow! I will let you know what I am up to and if I am coming to your area. Be sure to let me know what you and your class are up to as well.
What an exciting adventure I just had! Last Friday I had the opportunity to visit Northgate Crossing Elementary School in Spring ISD, Texas. What an outstanding group of kids! They were so...Read More