After observing the similarities of the feudal system and chess pieces, and learning the basics of chess, we got out Seabury's boards and began to play. One could almost hear the wheels turning inside the first and second graders' heads as their brains were working on overdrive.
Chess helps you concentrate.
Chess involves both sides of the brain.
Chess teaches strategic planning.
Chess fosters critical thinking skills.
Chess teaches problem solving skills.
Chess improves memory.
Chess encourages and rewards hard work.
Chess is fun!
Why do we love chess? For these reasons and many more!
When asked if they'd like to have Chess Club return to Seabury, there was a resounding YES!!