The Cooper School Daily

Marvelous May

Non-Fiction Avid Readers

This week Kindergarteners learned to be avid non-fiction readers. They learned that to be an avid reader they need to “think wow”, ask questions, and use fancy words to teach what they have learned. Kindergarteners spent time with their “peanut butter and jelly partners” teaching each other all about various non-fiction topics. Enthusiastic voices, words, and exclamations were heard throughout the classroom. Ask your Kindergartener about a nonfiction topic they learned about this week.

Wrapping-Up Swim Lessons

Our brave swimmers completed their last swimming lesson today! Kindergarteners have gained confidence through their weekly swim lessons and their helpful swim coaches. Students set swimming goals and participated in their lessons with brave and happy hearts. During Close of Day and Learning Centers this week, they helped compose a shared writing thank you letter to swim coaches. Kindergarteners are grateful for their swimming lessons!

We Are Problem-Solvers

This week brave writers explored persuasive writing by finding problems and writing in many different ways to reach their readers. Inspired by The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, students have been searching for ways they can make our classroom, school, and world a better place. Kindergarteners shared ways to solve problems such as messy cubbies, dried up glue sticks and litter on our playground. When writers see a problem, they think of how to fix it, and then they write about it! By making signs, letters, songs, lists, or petitions, our students are eagerly convincing their audience into action!

Important Dates:

  • Sunday, May 20th TCS Family Picnic @ Magnolia Plantation 3:30-5:00
  • Thursday, May 31st Fifth Grade Graduation ½ Day 11:30 Dismissal
  • Friday, June 1st Field Day ½ Day 11:30 Dismissal