The Cooper School Daily

Fun In First Grade


 This week, First Grade scholars started our citizenship unit. Students discussed what makes a family and shared some family traditions. Our scholars were able to describe the difference between families then and now. Lastly, we studied how America is a land of many different cultures. Ask your scholar what their favorite part of our citizenship study has been so far!

Morning Meeting

This week, our Morning Meetings focused on empathy.  Students have been learning to define empathy and identify examples of empathetic actions.  Students have been given situations and asked to describe how they would feel “in those shoes.” They also were asked to describe how a person might feel in a given situation and how they could show empathy.  Students are doing a fantastic job showing empathy in imagined situations as well as real life situations!


Now that we have finished our gratitude books, we have returned to our nonfiction chapter book writing.  Students are so excited to share all they know about their favorite topics!  This week, we chose a topic for our chapter book, wrote a table of contents, and started writing our first few chapters.  Topics range from holidays and seasons to gold to favorite video games or activities.  We are looking forward to writing these books and learning from each other.  Be sure to ask your scholar what their teaching chapter book will be about!

Important Dates: 

Tuesday, December 8th- Zoom Parent Forum with K. Elizabeth Bischoff

Friday, December 18th- Pajama Day- 11:30 dismissal

December 19th- January 4th- Winter Break

Tuesday, January 5th- Students return to school!