The Cooper School Daily

Measurement, Citizenship, and Health

Measuring Away!

First Grade Mathematicians have spent the week exploring measurement during math! Scholars investigated rulers and measuring tapes to make discoveries about inches. They know that an inch is about as long as a small paperclip. First Graders used this knowledge to make estimates about the length of objects around our classroom. Friends even took turns measuring each other, and built a class graph to show the heights of all students in inches! Ask your First Grader how many inches tall they are!

Citizenship and Our Country

 This week, First Grade scholars took a closer look at what it means to be a good citizen. These kind friends know that a citizen is anyone who lives in our country and that to be a good citizen, you look out for each other and the world we live in! Young scholars learned about the people who lead our country, state, and town. They know that a president, governor and mayor are all leaders who help keep people safe and make sure people follow laws. First Grade citizens explored symbols of our country and even practiced The Pledge of Allegiance.

Keeping Our Bodies Healthy

 First Grade friends took time this week to re-visit ways to keep our bodies healthy. First Graders enjoyed Morning Meeting discussions about the steps to take in order to effectively wash their hands. These health-conscious children know to be sure and get their hands good and sudsy, and then sing their ABC’s while washing their little hands. First Graders enjoyed class read-alouds about the many ways that germs can spread, and reviewed steps that can be taken to help prevent the spread of germs!

Important Dates

Thursday, December 14th    Parent Coffee (8am)

Thursday, December 21st    Pajama Day, 11:30 Dismissal

Friday, December 22nd         Winter Break Begins