The Cooper School Daily

Exciting Week!

Holiday Migration
This week, The Cooper School elementary students met each morning in the library to learn about different holidays celebrated across the world. Our study this year focuses on the theme of light and its significance in each celebration. Students learned all about Christmas trees, Hanukkah’s menorah, Kwanzaa’s candles, Dongzhi’s concept of yin and yang, and St. Lucia Day’s crown. We are excited to conclude our study next week with Las Posadas and Winter Solstice, just in time for our Holiday Extravaganza event!

Ornament Addition
Students were so excited to get into the holiday spirit this week with a math game for the season. Students used dice to roll two numbers, add them together, and fill a tree with that many pom-pom “ornaments”. Students were so excited to show off their math AND tree decorating skills. We loved seeing all of the fun they were having while learning.

How-To Fill a Bucket
This week, Kindergarteners continued their work in How-To books. Students worked to break things they know all about into simple steps for their reader. Working together, students created a class book on the topic they know most about, How-To Fill a Bucket. Students considered all of the ways that they are able to do kind things for their peers, including helping them when hurt, using kind words, and including them in their games. We are so proud of our kind Kinderbuddies!

Important Dates:
December 19th – PJ Day & Holiday Extravaganza 10:30-11:30 (11:30am Dismissal)
December 20th-January 3rd – Winter Break (No School)
January 3rd – Teacher Work Day (No School)
January 15th – MLK Day (No School)