This week Kindergarten Mathematicians spent time practicing a variety of math skills that will help them navigate how to be addition and subtraction experts. These skills included making sums to 10, finding missing parts of 6-10, separating objects, comparing objects, finding differences, using doubles to add, and making 10 to add. Kindergarten mathematicians are quickly marching their way towards becoming First grade mathematicians! Ask your Kindergartener ways they know how to add and subtract?
Young scientists have been busy learning all about chicks and chickens during Science this week! Kindergarteners discovered the special body parts that chickens have including their combs, wattles, beaks, spurs and special feathers. Curious scientists compared the feathers on female hens to that of the male cockerels. They discovered that the female hens have feathers that allow them to camouflage themselves. Observant Kindergarteners also noticed that the male cockerels have colorful and fancy feathers. Curious scientists continue to observe eggs as they incubate in our classroom, and wonder, “When will they hatch?” Ask your Kindergarten “Farmer” what they learned about chicks this week!
This week we got a very special treat from the 5th Grade: three 5th Grade mystery readers on three consecutive days! They each sent clues in advance to give us hints, and the books they chose were so much fun! The oldest Cooper School students were thrilled to be able to have their “15 minutes of fame” in our classroom as they read to the kindergarteners.