Read this selection of news stories, press releases and our Chess Lady's Blog.
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
For second and third graders stressing over their introduction to long multiplication and division, First Move may be an answer to their math problems.
Utilizing the game of chess as a learning tool for understanding math in young students, America’s Foundation for Chess, a non-profit organization, developed First Move and the program is scheduled to be implemented in the Pasadena Independent School District...Read More.
Saturday Feb. 6th and Sunday Feb. 7th
Bloomfield Hills District Tournament
Monday Feb. 15th
All school Presidents Day Tournament
Each time a student logs on and plays a full game of chess, they will be given a point for their class. The class with the most points will win an award for each student...Read More
More than 50 Atlanta Public Schools chess club members from five elementary schools competed for the “travelling trophy” during a chess tournament yesterday hosted by M. Agnes Jones Elementary on Monday. Sponsored by the Kappa Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and the America’s Foundation for Chess First Move Program, levels II and III players K-5 from Fain, West Manor, Usher-Collier Heights, Humphries, and Jones elementary schools participated in the tournament. The First Move program employs chess as a learning tool to teach higher level thinking skills, advance math and reading skills, and to build self-esteem in students.