The Cooper School Daily

Counting & Exploring

A Walk In Our Shoes
This week, students could not wait to show off the shoes they brought in to be used for our Walk In Our Shoes project. Now that all Kindergarteners have chosen the shoes they will use, each student got a chance to share their shoe with the class as well as the reason why they picked it. Some chose old shoes with lots of memories, some brought fancy shoes covered in glitter, and some even brought some of their athletic shoes to tell us more about something they love. After sharing, Kindergarteners brainstormed different things we could include on our shoe art project to tell everyone that enters our classroom more about us! Kindergarteners got excited to include their favorite colors, animals, foods, shapes, numbers, and letters!

Counting In Groups
Kindergarteners got a chance to practice using whiteboards and markers of their own this week. Using our math tools, Kindergarteners practiced writing and counting in 5-groups. Students also used another one of their most easily accessible math tools, their fingers! After all of our fun counting, our math lesson turned into a classwide impromptu sketch of our class’ live model, Mr. Ryan.

Exploring Lines and Curves
This week, Kindergarteners spent time investigating lines and curves that make up the different letters of the alphabet. Students learned to classify horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. These young scholars practiced making different kinds of lines and curves with their bodies and then spent time following step-by-step directions forming letters using Wiki-Sticks. Ask your Kindergartener to tell you what they know about horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines!

Important Dates:
September 8th – Labor Day (No School)
September 14th – Elementary School Curriculum Night (5:30pm-6:30pm)
October 17th-18th – Fall Break (No School)