The Cooper School Daily

Fall Into Kindergarten!

Pumpkin Happenings
Young pumpkin enthusiasts are deep into our study of pumpkins. Kindergarteners investigated the life cycle and purposes of a pumpkin through read-aloud-time and class discussions during Science this week. We read Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie and Pumpkin Jack. These curious scholars discovered that the beautiful yellow flowers that grow from a pumpkin vine are the promise for a future pumpkin. Stay tuned as scientists learn all about the decomposing process in our pumpkin unit!

Kindergarten Book Factory
Brave writers were involved in some BIG work during our Writing Workshop this week! Many Kindergarteners wrote their very first sentence and we are thrilled to the gills about this exciting accomplishment! We have been busy writing “Show & Tell” books to tell about places we have been and things we have done. These thoughtful writers brainstormed a list of high frequency words that we know how to spell and then worked to create sentences to tell about the people, places, and things that matter the most to them. 

Morning Meeting
Daily Morning Meetings bring our Kindergarten class so much joy! This special part of our day helps to build community and a sense of belonging in our classroom. Each day we begin by greeting each other in safe and engaging ways, reading and discussing our morning message, sharing thoughts and ideas, and then we move our bodies with an energizing activity. Students are able to fulfill the need to belong, to feel significant, and to have fun! Each day, your child is being taught the skills of friendliness and social interest through sharing, listening, inclusion, participation, and speaking in front of a group. Ask your Kindergartener to share their favorite part of Morning Meeting with you!

Important Dates:
October 18th-19th – Fall Break (No School)
October 27th – Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
October 29th – Halloween Carnival (11:30am Dismissal)