To the Teacher
This workbook has been prepared especially for first graders in the Amish parochial schools. Pictures have been carefully chosen to be of objects the average Amish child is familiar with. Not only was the book prepared with the children in mind, their teacher was also considered. The book is designed to train the children to work independently with a minimum of teacher assistance.
You will notice there are no instructions included with the exercises of this book. You will find detailed directions, plus ideas for extra seatwork in the teacher's manual. We would like to encourage teachers to follow the instructions given in the manual, and then allow their imagination and that of the children to lead their first graders into deeper and more interesting learning experiences.