Drama, Wonders, and Becoming Entomologists September 22, 2017

Boppity-Bop

Kindergarten had an exciting week filled with dramatic expression as they used their creative minds to act out skits and perform with our fabulous coaches from Charleston Stage! During drama class Kindergarten enjoyed listening to the story, “Strictly No Elephants” and acting out different parts. Students truly enjoyed exploring their space with creative movement, playful songs, and imaginative dance (especially the activity called “Boppity-Bop”). Ask your young actor or actress what they enjoyed most about drama class with Charleston Stage.

Wonder and Curiosity

Every trimester at The Cooper School we pick two social and emotional topics to discuss, explore, and learn all about. This trimester we are discussing wonder and curiosity. Kindergarteners listened to the wonderful book, “Ada Twist Scientist” in which Ada is a very curious and inquisitive child. Ada’s wonders take over her mind and her parents teach her how to channel these wonders and learn in order to support her curiosity. We discussed how asking questions, being curious, and having wonders is a great thing and also helps us to learn as much as we can. Students learned that wonders can start with who, what, when, how, where, if, did, and can. They can’t wait for you to see their wonders at Curriculum Night!

 

High Touch High Tech

Kindergarteners explored the world of butterflies and insects on Thursday afternoon. Miss Jennifer from High Touch High Tech came to share interesting facts about insects, brought in real bugs for us to touch and observe, and taught  us all about the beautiful life cycle of the monarch butterfly. Entomologists participated in centers where they created life cycles with stamps, looked through goggles like a bug, touched and observed bug exoskeletons, and completed fun colorful puzzles. Ask your Kindergartener what their favorite part of this fun afternoon was!

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, September 28th Curriculum Night 5:30-6:30
  • Monday, October 9th Fall Break
  • Tuesday, October 10th Fall Break
  • Wednesday, October 11th Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch Study Trip

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