The Cooper School Daily

Brave Explorers

High Touch High Tech
Kindergarteners BUGGED OUT learning all about insects this week. Our friend Ms. Liberty from High Touch High Tech stopped by our classroom to bring a hands on science experience to students. Kindergarteners were so excited to learn all about the lifecycle of a butterfly using paint, fill their own spiderwebs with flies using stamps, build insects using marshmallows and pretzels (representing each piece of an insect’s body: the head, the thorax, and the abdomen), and looking at insect slides through a microscope. Students also jumped at the opportunity to hold live mealworms as well as a tarantula’s exoskeleton! What a wonderful day of discovery and exploring we had this week.

Phonics Study is Alive in Writing Workshop!
This week, students have been practicing letters M, S, T & N as well as their sounds. Using our practice with these letters, Kindergarten writers have begun labelling illustrations by stretching out sounds they find in each word! Kindergarteners have been excited to share all of the words they can think of that start with the letters we’re working on in their writing! These brave writers have been writing books that teach about topics that they know well. Kindergarteners have so much to say that they have learned how to add pages to create books and scrolls! We have been so proud of all of the hard work from our very young writers. 

Music
Kindergarteners at The Cooper School LOVE to sing and dance! Students have so much fun each week learning new songs, dancing with friends, and contributing their own lyrics to a few with Ms. Hazel and Mr. Bob. Some Kindergarten favorite tunes include “I Have A Magic Carpet” and “The Hokey Pokey”. Students were lucky this week to take home a CD from Ms. Hazel featuring many of the songs they know and love and several that they can’t wait to learn!

Important Dates
October 14th- Fall Break
October 31st- Halloween Carnival (11:30 Dismissal)
November 11th- K-2 Grandparents & Special Friends Morning
November 11th- Conferences (11:30 Dismissal)
November 12th- Conferences (11:30 Dismissal)