The Cooper School Daily

Lucky Little Leprechauns

Little Poets
Kinder poets were thrilled to dive deep into the reading and writing of poetry this week! Students spent time identifying rhyming words in poetry they read and adding rhyming words to poetry that they wrote. They discovered that rhyming words help to create rhythm in poetry! These brave readers and writers learned that poets can use special sound words called onomatopoeia to make their poems interesting and fun to read! We were especially blown away as Kindergarteners learned all about similes and then were able to apply them to their own writing. We were as proud as peacocks!

This week, we could not wait to launch our next unit: ALL ABOUT PUPPETS! We spent the week learning about different types of puppets, from marionettes, to finger and hand puppets, and even shadow puppets! We even spent some time digging into the history of puppetry and how it is used all over the world! Kindergarteners were especially excited to learn about and witness some traditional bunraku puppetry from Japan!

How To Catch a Leprechaun
Our week was filled with St. Patrick’s Day excitement! This morning, students entered our classroom to find that we must have had a visitor. A leprechaun found his way into our classroom, left us a mess of glitter and even a note! Kindergarteners spent the day learning all about St. Patrick’s Day traditions and celebrations and brainstorming ways to catch that sneaky leprechaun! We didn’t catch the leprechaun this year, but we will try again next year!

Important Dates:
March 24th – K, 3rd, 6th Grade Artist of the Month (8:15-9:00 am)
March 28th- 11:30 Dismissal
April 3 – 10 – Spring Break (No School)