The Cooper School Daily

All About Kindergarten!

Reading Workshop
Kindergartners were surprised to receive wrapped presents in Reading Workshop this week. Students raced to open gifts and were excited to find that they contained some of their old favorite storybooks, books we have read together as a class multiple times. Kindergarteners used their familiarity with the stories as well as all of the illustrations to read the stories themselves for the first time. We have been so excited to hear our students begin using storyteller voices and grow their understanding of story structure! Students were excited to bring these favorites home this week to share with their families!

All About Me
This week, students wrapped up one of our FAVORITE Social Studies units, All About Me! This unit is so special in Kindergarten because our new friends really get the chance to sit back and think about all of the aspects of their life that make them special, from their own qualities to the families that they are a part of. Students were so excited to take the floor and share their All About Me bags this week, filled with all of their favorite things from toys, to baby pictures, and items from their own collections. We were so proud of your little ones’ excellent audience etiquette!

Curious Kindergarteners
Kindergarteners spent their Wednesday morning in a virtual Morning Meeting with 5th and 6th graders! Our students were so excited to introduce themselves to their older peers and we were blown away by the leadership and kindness 5th and 6th graders showed us. After students introduced themselves, older students asked Kindergarteners to share with them the things that made them curious! Older students will be researching ways to answer our Kindergarten wonders and will be producing their own podcast for our Kindergarten audience!

Important Dates
Wednesday, September 30th- Virtual Curriculum Night
October 12th & 13th- Fall Break (No School)