It Takes A Village
It’s finally here! Cooper Village has begun and the students are bursting with excitement! Our biggest and most engaging project kicked off this week with exciting plans for our community village. The purpose of Cooper Village is to teach students the different aspects of how cities are planned and why businesses and professions perpetuate a city’s success. This week, students brainstormed businesses that our community will need. After a hearty discussion of needs versus wants, our class has narrowed down a long list of ideas to only 8. Soon, students will be choosing and applying for jobs. We can’t wait to show you the final product!
To begin the New Year, people make resolutions or new goals to guide their lives. During Morning Meeting, Students were introduced to “One Word” resolutions. “One Word” is a relatively new trend that empowers individuals to focus on a desired characteristic for the New Year by simply remembering a premeditated word. Students were asked to choose one word that they will focus on this year. The class brainstormed ideas and shared their “One Word” from last year. In addition, students explained why they chose that word, and how it helped guide them throughout the year. By the end of the week, students began choosing their new word for 2020. Be sure to ask your child what word they chose and why.
Second Graders started the new year by counting up with coins! Partnering together, Second Graders role played both cashiers and customers at the vegetable stand. They used pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to make purchases and to make change.