Kindergartners are learning what good writers do as they use pictures and words to write stories from their lives. Young writers have been busy writing across several pages. Students are brainstorming topics that interest them or things that they know a lot about. Writers are brainstorming ideas in order to keep writing more and more. Stay tuned for this great work!
Kindergarteners are learning all about what Reader’s Workshop looks like and sounds like. They now know the five parts of Reader’s Workshop: set up, mini-lesson, solo reading, partner reading, and share. Kindergarteners have been practicing each part so that they can be ready to accomplish it independently. Students are learning to read using their whisper voices and build their prior knowledge by looking at the cover and pictures of their books.
Hopes and Dreams
Each year The Cooper School community participates in an activity in which the student’s and teachers discuss the hopes or dreams they have for the school year. Kindergarteners shared their hope or dream with a “pinch” partner and then wrote their hope or dream on a cloud. These clouds will hang on our wall for the entire school year. We use these hopes to establish our classroom rules as a class. Ask your Kindergartener about their hope or dream for the school year!
Monday, September 5th – Labor Day, No School
Thursday, September 29th – Curriculum Night 5:30-6:30