The Cooper School Daily

How To Be A Kindergartener

How-To Writing
We spent a lot of time this week working on building our How-To books, as Kindergarteners explained all of the things that they feel they’ve mastered. Students walked us step-by-step through how to do all kinds of things, from loving a person to taking care of a goldfish. Students started by illustrating their ideas, and built onto those by stretching the sounds of the words and labeling their photos. Once students felt like they were finished, they looked back at their books to make sure they hadn’t missed any steps along the way! We’re not sure How-To get any more excited about all of the fantastic writing and thinking going on in our classroom.

Longer or Shorter?
Kindergarteners spent the week in math comparing items by height, and getting a bit more specific. Students were challenged this week to look at several items and sort them by their length and also work on their new skill of starting to measure with an item’s endpoint. Our class was very excited to explore their classroom with yarn to find items either longer or shorter. As the week continued, Kindergarteners continued their practice by sorting the items in a mystery bag by length, including popsicle sticks, glue sticks, scissors, pencils, erasers and more! We are proud to see our Mathematicians grow!

Getting Active
Students were excited for the chance this week to get some physical activity in their day. Our class took a trip to the St. Andrews Gymnasium for some time to run and get moving. Students got the opportunity to ride scooters, hula hoop, play soccer, as well as join in activities with a large parachute. Kindergarten was all smiles as they explored and played together, while building skills in teamwork as well as their athletic abilities. We loved getting the chance to get out and run around a bit!

Important Dates
December 18th- St. Andrew’s Gymnasium Trip
December 20th- Pajama Day (11:30 Dismissal)
December 21st-January 5th- Winter Break
January 6th- School Resumes