The Cooper School Daily

More Than Ready for 2nd Grade!

Crafty Kiddos

1st Graders have been working on weaving in Art and doing some beading in Centers. These activities help to develop the strength between the thumb and forefinger. The pincer grip is the same grip children use for handwriting, so it’s good practice for developing beautiful, neat handwriting. These skills not only build fine motor and hand-eye coordination and concentration, but also help children learn how to create patterns and work through problems they may encounter while handling delicate or small objects.

Almost Author Experts

We have been putting the finishing touches on our Author Expert projects. This week, scholars worked on making their author inspired stories exceptionally juicy and really staying true to each author’s specific style, while also making sure their unique writer’s voice comes through loud and clear. Looking at examples from last year’s 1st Graders (current 2nd Graders) was very helpful and inspiring. Students have also been painting book covers and illustrating characters, editing their research and turning it into paragraphs, as well as compiling author book lists.

Meteorology Study

In Science, we are in our weather study. We are learning about why we have seasons and how meteorologists predict the weather. Students have been especially curious about rainbows and wind and we used that to spark some investigations this week. They have also been keeping weather journals and tracking the weather each day.

Important Dates:

Sunday, May 19th-End of the Year Celebration TCS Outing to the Riverdogs Baseball Game

Friday, May 24th-1st Grade Author Expert Presentation at 8:15am in the TCS Library

Monday, May 27th-TCS Closed for Memorial Day

Thursday, May 30th-TCS Graduation (11:30 dismissal)

Friday, May 31st-Field Day/last day of school (11:30 dismissal)