The Cooper School Daily

Zoo Phonics, Centers, and All About Me!

Zoo Phonics

Kindergarten is full of eager readers! We are busy learning about what good readers do; searching the cover for information including the author’s name, taking picture walks to help us understand the story, and tracking each word on the page with our reading finger. At the beginning of each Reader’s Workshop, we begin by naming our Zoo Phonics animal letter names and sounds. Can your child name all 26?

Learning Centers

At the end of each day, we engage in various studies and activities during learning centers. Students start each day in a “have to” center (i.e.: math, science, writing, reading). When they finish that activity they rotate around the room to various free choice centers. Centers are an important way we individualize instruction, and allow for student inquiry.

All About Me

Kindergarteners have been busy learning all about themselves and their families. Young learners shared their favorite object from home, named many favorite things, and discussed their favorite thing to do. Kindergarteners have learned what makes up a family, how families are special and different, talked about their family traditions, and how a family is a community. As a culminating activity, your child is working hard to create their recycled family. We can’t wait for you to see these creative and innovative crafts.

Important Dates:

  • Saturday, September 16th TCS Yard Sale 8am-12pm
  • Sunday, September 17th New Parent Social 5:30-7:30pm
  • Thursday, September 28th Curriculum Night 5:30-6:30pm