With the book fair behind us, we were back to normal with the Pawns and Knights in the library and the Rooks and Kings in the Gym. Today was National Chess Day which was designated by former President Gerald Ford in 1976. It is rare for us to have a club meeting on the same day as National Chess Day! President Ford is quoted as saying:
“To give special recognition to a game that generates challenge, intellectual stimulation, and enjoyment for citizens of all ages.”
The Knights skill group reviewed more information on first moves including the three C’s and the importance of developing the minor pieces (knights and bishops). We watched a Chesskid video that shows very well what can happen if you bring your Queen out too early.
Chesskid video: More First Moves
We observed much improved kid behavior at today’s meeting, so thank you to all the parents who helped today.