The Cooper School Daily

Fun with First Grade Friends!

Welcome Back to School! 

First Grade students bravely and eagerly dove right into the first week of school. Scholars spent much of the week making discoveries about their new classroom, practicing new classroom routines and procedures, reviewing reading, math and writing skills, nurturing relationships, and building community. On Tuesday we gathered for whole school morning meeting with Mrs. Franci and even celebrated our first birthday circle. On Friday we had our second whole school morning meeting and learned more about our Peace Table and how we can use it to resolve conflicts in a kind and thoughtful way. We read a book about traditions that different countries around the world practice when children lose their teeth and introduced our Class Tooth Chart. We also had so much fun joining Fourth Grade and Kindergarten friends for lunch buddies and movement games.

My Healthy Body

First Grade friends brainstormed everyday things they can do at home and in our classroom to stay healthy and identified physical characteristics that make each one of us unique as we launched our My Healthy Body unit! This unit is especially fun because we get to learn all about ourselves. After reading Marvelous Me by Lisa Bullard, scholars were able to identify, illustrate, and share outside and inside qualities that they like about themselves. We encourage you to ask your young scholar which inside and outside qualities they admire most about themselves!

Our Class Pet

We introduced a 21st member of the class to First Grade—our new class pet, a baby-bearded dragon! We learned interesting facts about what our class pet likes and how to care for him and even collaborated to write a group story together. First Graders brainstormed names and then voted on a name for their class pet. We are pleased to announce that our class pet is now named “Fireball”.

 We are so very excited to continue getting to know this kind and wonderful group of learners and looking forwarding to supporting and empowering them socially and academically and learning and growing along with them!

Important Dates:

Monday, September 3rd              Labor Day, No School

Sunday, September 17th             New Parent Social, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, September 27th           1st-5th Grade Curriculum Night, 5:30 – 6:30 pm