After our initial attempts at building simple circuits, students used these circuits to find conductors and insulators in our classroom. Students learned that a conductor is a substance through which electricity can flow and an insulator is a substance that stops the flow of electricity. If an object were a conductor the motor in the circuit would start when the two loose wires were touching that object. We found some unexpected conductors!
This week, your young philanthropists participated in the annual Pajama Drive. Students were reminded of how lucky and fortunate we all are to have cute and comfy pajamas to wear to bed each night. This year, the pajamas that we collected are being donated to a local organization, Lowcountry Orphan Relief. It was such a joy to see children bringing in pajama sets all week! On Friday, we celebrated our tremendous efforts by wearing our own favorite pair of cozy pajamas!
This week in Whole School Morning Meeting, students and teachers celebrated unique traditions and winter holidays that occur around the world. This year’s focus was light, and how each holiday incorporates light into their special holiday celebrations. Cooper School students began the week by learning about Las Posadas. We enjoyed a read aloud about Christmas customs and traditions. On our final day of celebration, students discovered how people celebrate Winter Solstice around the world with bonfires and candles to coax back the sun.
Wednesday, Jan. 3rd No School/Teacher Workday
Thursday, Jan. 4th School Resumes
Monday, Jan. 15th MLK Jr. Day/ No School