The Cooper School Daily

Friends Helping Friends

Becoming First Grade Mathematicians

This week Kindergarten mathematicians spent time practicing a variety of ways to practice their addition and subtraction skills. Mathematicians used their smart brains to not only complete these problems, but to also expand their knowledge into solving word problems. Kindergarten mathematicians are quickly marching their way towards becoming First Grade mathematicians!

Investigating Diverse Cultures!

Young scientists spent time discovering the wonders and uniqueness of the Yanomama people of the Amazon Rainforest! Brave scientists took a peek at the different aspects of this traditional tribe’s culture including: clothing, food, shelter, transportation, and celebrations. Scientists enjoyed learning about this tribe’s traditional ways of living off the land and their ways of respecting nature to protect the rainforest. One of our favorite discoveries included the fact that the Yanomama don’t eat sloths!

Friends Helping Friends

This week Kindergarten writers rallied support from classmates by writing letters, petitions, and signs to call for help in solving classroom and school concerns. Young writers deepened their understanding of persuasive writing by addressing their audience and offering solutions. Kindergarteners shared ways to solve problems such as messy cubbies, cleaning the art center and litter on our playground. Young writers were introduced to greetings, salutations and correct letter formats to make their letter writing even stronger! When writers see a problem, they think of how to fix it, decide who should hear the message, and then they write about it! Ask your youngster what they learned about letter writing this week.

Important Dates:

  • Monday, May 28th No School
  • Thursday, May 31st Fifth Grade Graduation ½ day 11:30 Dismissal
  • Friday, June 1st Field Day ½ day 11:30 Dismissal