March Madness March 2, 2018

Daily Intentions

        Second Graders have worked hard this week setting daily goals to be successful in the classroom and on the playground. Each morning they have been writing one goal for the day on a post-it note. This has been important for each student to set daily intentions and taking time after transitions and during Mindfulness to reflect on how they have been doing. At Close of Day, students were handed back their post-it to decide if they fulfilled their daily goal. Here are some of their choices: “Focus during self assessment,” “Finish my job ad today,” “Speak loud and proud,” and “Ask more questions.”

Cooper Village Tinker Time

            This week has been busy, busy, busy with building, painting, and lots of tinkering! We introduced The Cooper School “Tinkering Cart,” which is a cart that contains fun, hands-on building items like play-doh, sequins, pipe cleaners, sandpaper, and much more. Groups were assigned a natural disaster and then brainstormed what building materials would protect their homes. While one group might choose earthquake bolts for their house to stay safe from earthquakes, the flood group may be planning to put all their houses on stilts for protection from water damage.

Self-Assessment

      One of the greatest joys in elementary school is showing off to your friends and family just how much you learn each year. Second Graders are full of new knowledge that they can’t wait to share with you next week! Reflecting on your favorite piece of literature and writing about it can be a tough thing to do. Identifying and writing about your own strengths and weaknesses in Math can be challenging as well. We are proud of how much effort these students have put into reflecting on their progress and setbacks from the past trimester. Don’t forget, student led self-assessment conferences are next week on Monday and Tuesday. Please double check your child’s scheduled time. We are so excited to share all the wonderful things that have happened this trimester!

Important Dates:

Monday, March 5th                              Student Led Conference, 11:30 Dismissal

Tuesday, March 6th                            Student Led Conference, 11:30 Dismissal

Thursday, March 8th                           Silent Auction

Monday, March 12th                          Cooper Village Presentation

Saturday, March 24th                         Spring Planting Party

Friday, March 30th                              Spring Break begins

Monday, April 9th                                 Return from Spring Break

 

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Annual Fund Update

Thank you so much to all of you who have so generously donated to the Annual Fund. This year, to my delight, the Silent Auction raised more money than ever before. I wanted to take a moment to let you know exactly where your Silent Auction donation dollars are going…

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