First Move engages young minds and teaches critical and creative thinking skills through the game of chess. While chess can be used at any age, First Move is not a “one size fits all” program. First Move is targeted to the academic standards of 2nd and 3rd grade students. Taught one hour per week by The Chess Lady (via video), classroom teachers facilitate the exercises; no chess experience is necessary.
STEM skills; critical and creative thinking. Students learn to analyze, plan and execute.
To 2nd and 3rd grade students, helping develop cognitive thinking skills.
Intellectual self-esteem and positive social behavior.
An academic and social advantage to all kids in every sub-group.
Research and standards based, “First Move increases math and reading aptitude.”
Students in fun, hands-on learning while connecting them to core subjects.
Our Chess Lady teaches, classroom teachers facilitate, one 50 minute lesson per week.
Students for success in school, the workplace and throughout life.
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