The Cooper School Daily

First Week of October!

Math is Fun

First grade has been working hard on solving story problems and equations with missing addends this week ! We loved working with partners to compare strategies to solve the same problem in different ways. We also had a blast playing Capture the Square, where students used dice to create different addition facts. They are becoming such fluent mathematicians!

Hunting for Nonfiction Text Features

Students have loved taking a deep dive into nonfiction books this week! In pairs, our readers went on a scavenger hunt through their own nonfiction texts and identified as many features as they could. They were so excited to share all the text features they discovered!

Our Growing Mealworms

It has been an exciting week of change for the first grade mealworms! First graders are seeing their first Darkling Beetles form from their pupa.  Our entomologists have been closely observing and feeding their mealworms as they grow and change.  They also loved comparing their life cycle to other insects, like ants and butterflies.  Learning and observing our mealworm’s life cycle has us so excited to choose our own insect for our insect study!

Important Dates:

October 9-10 – Fall Break (No School)

October 11 – Cooper Clusters

October 13 – Middle School Information Session (8:15-9:00)

October 18- Parent Lemonade (2:00-2:45)

October 31 – Halloween Carnival (½ Day)

November 1 – Teacher Work Day (No School)