The Cooper School Daily

Cozy in Our Chrysalis

Wrapped Up in a Chrysalis
This week, Kindergarteners were excited to return to our classroom to our caterpillar friends wrapped up tightly in their chrysalises. Students were delighted to greet them after the weekend and make detailed observations, making note of changes in their size, shape and color. Students even noticed that the critters had eaten even more of their food before bundling up. We eagerly await the day that they will emerge as butterflies so that we can send them off into the world with well wishes!

Jenny Linsky!
Our class has been delighted by our daily read-alouds of Jenny Linsky! Kindergarteners have grown quite fond of Esther Averill’s tales of this darling little black cat from New York City. During this special time of our day, students listen and play a movie in their mind. They have even started to illustrate scenes from our read-aloud during our daily quiet time! In these precious books students have grown to love the main character, Jenny Linsky, as she is adopted, finds a loving owner, Captain Tinker, and even discovers her very own hidden talent, ice skating! Ask your Kindergartener to tell you what they love about our newest class read-aloud, “Jenny and the Cat Club”.

Magical Math
This week, students have been working very hard on creating their newest and nicest numbers in math. Students were excited to get extra practice on whiteboards, as we learned rhymes to help us form our numbers in the most efficient and neat way. Through several review games, our classroom has been filled with some of the fanciest 5s and excellent 8s! As Kindergarteners master numbers 1 through 10, we can’t wait to dive further into bigger and trickier numbers!

Important Dates:
October 17th-18th – Fall Break (No School)
October 31st – Halloween Carnival (11:30am Dismissal)
November 1st – Teacher Workday (No School)
November 7th-8th – Parent/Teacher Conferences (11:30am Dismissal)
November 18th – Harvest Festival (11:30am Dismissal)
November 21st-25th – Thanksgiving Break (No School)