The Cooper School Daily

Looking at the World Through Poet’s Eyes

Launching Poetry

This week First Grade readers and writers launched our annual poetry study. Scholars have started to look at the world through the eyes of a poet. Our classroom is flooded with poetry and young readers are discovering the unique elements that make a poem a poem. These brave readers know that poems have stanzas, line breaks, and rhyming words.

First Graders are thrilled to be diving deep into our poetry study as writers of poetry! They know that they have an important job of looking at the world through the eyes of a poet. Looking at the world in new ways and from different angles allows them to see with their hearts and minds. First Grade writers know that this helps poets write about the world in new and unusual ways. We have even started a special collection of unique items in our class poetry museum to inspire us. Stay tuned to see what your brave poet is writing during Writing Workshop!

Geometry and Attributes

First Grade mathematicians are so excited to be exploring the wonderful world of geometry during math! This week scholars were introduced to 3-dimensional shapes and explored the 2-dimensional figures within 3-dimensional shapes. Brave mathematicians investigated a variety of attributes to sort and group these geometric shapes through the hands-on game, “Attribute Trains”. In this game, students practice identifying, describing, and comparing shapes. Ask your First Grader to tell you what they learned about attributes this week in math!

 What is Matter?

This week First Graders were thrilled to launch a new unit of study during Science! Scientists were introduced to the three states of matter and then zoomed-in to investigate solids. During this investigation scholars were given time to explore a set of solids. They were then given the challenge to describe these solid items and collect a list of properties to describe solids. First Grade scientists discovered that when describing solids they must observe the properties of solids. Students then further explored solids to observe the many different materials that solids can be made from. Ask your budding scientist what they learned about solids this week!

Important Dates:

Saturday, March 24th                           Spring Planting Party

Friday, March 30th                       Spring Break begins

Monday, April 9th                         Return from Spring Break