The Cooper School Daily

First Grade FUN!!!!

Social Studies

This week in Social Studies scholars put some finishing touches on our Aboriginal dot paintings. Scholars are so excited to share these with you during our student-led conferences. Scholars also continued looking at mapping. Our first graders were able to tell about the differences between land and water. Ask your scholar what their favorite part of Social Studies was this week.


Students are continuing to show us that they are Masters of Measuring!  Students have been working on measuring using centimeter cubes and centimeter rulers, as well as comparing and ordering 3 lengths.  Students worked together to create paths from a starting point to an ending point.  We then counted “city blocks” for each path and put them in order from the shortest to longest.  Students also enjoyed a game of “Ribbon War!”


This week, we began doing Centers at the end of the day.  Students are in groups and rotate through the Centers each week.  This week’s Centers included a Play-Doh challenge to create a snowman, a math game called “Add Up,” a glitter glue snowflake craft, a Mem Fox listening center, and creating snap words with Wikki-stix.  Students have been enjoying these fun and engaging activities!

Important Dates:

  • March 1-March 2- ½ days – Self Assessment Conferences
  • March 29 – April 5 – Spring Break