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Kindergarten - 3rd: Grammar stage

“The first years of schooling are called the “grammar stage” — not because you spend four years doing English, but because these are the years in which the building blocks for all other learning are laid, just as grammar is the foundation for language. In the elementary school years — what we commonly think of as grades one through four — the mind is ready to absorb information. This information makes up the “grammar,” or the basic building blocks, for the second stage of education.”

by Susan Wise Bauer Well-Trained Mind, W.W. Norton & Company, 2016