Seven-year-old students should NOT be getting prepared for the workforce. They SHOULD be playing and building relationships and getting dirty and occasionally getting hurt. These activities build a great foundation on which to build character. Solutions and activities that are sometimes discredited from education because they ‘don’t exist in the real world’ are still important in learning and development. Additionally, some ideas and work that students engage in is not developmentally appropriate from a cognitive and social-emotional standpoint. Just because the standard has been spiraled down to its purest form doesn’t address the idea of whether or not a 6-year old is able to think at an abstract level pursuant to the expected work. Get outside and get messy! Tomorrow, we can teach you how to sit in and contribute to a meeting.