The Cooper School Daily

Fun with First Grade Friends

Welcome Back to School!

 Your beautiful children were so excited to reconnect and welcome new friends in First Grade this week! Scholars spent the week making discoveries about their new classroom, eagerly learning new songs, practicing new classroom routines and procedures, reviewing math and writing skills, and nurturing relationships. On Wednesday, First Grade friends even collaborated to write and create their very first class book about their favorite places to read! We had so much fun joining Fourth Grade and Kindergarten friends for lunch buddies, a backyard scavenger hunt, and Movement games. On Friday, helpful First Graders enjoyed meeting, petting, and learning about how to care for our classroom pet, “Jackaroo”!

Learning Centers with Friends

First Grade friends were thrilled to explore learning centers this week! These brave scholars enjoyed working with partners as they eagerly rotated through a variety of math centers. Students reviewed math concepts and practiced the routines and procedures of centers. Learning centers offer young scholars the opportunity to review a variety of concepts with friends in a hands-on way! This week we focused on reviewing math skills. Stay tuned for more fun in learning centers next week!

My Healthy Body

 First Grade friends excitedly jumped into Social Studies this week as we launched our My Healthy Body unit! This unit is especially fun because we get to learn all about ourselves and how to stay healthy. After reading Marvelous Me by Lisa Bullard and I’m Gonna Like Me, by Jamie Lee Curtis, young scholars were able to share about themselves while learning about each other. Scholars were also able to identify, illustrate, and share outside and inside qualities that they like about themselves. Ask your young scholar which inside and outside qualities they admire most about themselves!

Important Dates:

Monday, September 4th    Labor Day, No School

Saturday, September 16th TCS Yard Sale 8am – 12 pm

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

Sunday, September 28th    Curriculum Night 5:30 – 6:30 pm