The Cooper School Daily

Moving On Up!

Move Up Day!
Kindergarteners spent their Thursday morning this week exploring the First Grade classroom and meeting First Grade teachers! This is a favorite tradition at The Cooper School as it gives Kinderbuddies a glance into what to expect next year! Kindergarteners were excited to meet the First Grade class pets, hermit crabs! They were also excited to dive head first into some math games and create beautiful aboriginal dot art from the First Grade Australia unit!

Story Elements
Kindergarten readers spent time this week discussing story elements of fiction books. These brave scholars know that characters are the people or animals in fiction stories. We examined the setting in several stories and discovered that the setting is where a story takes place. Kindergarteners were excited to discover that the setting can be inside or outside! These bright children were able to identify the problem and solution to several stories that we read. Ask your Kindergartener what they know about fiction story elements!

Reflecting & Setting Goals
This week, Kindergarteners began considering all of the aspects of their learning that they have taken control of and then taken flight! Kindergarteners spent the week considering their growth in Reading, Writing, Math, Science & Social Studies as well as all of their accomplishments just learning to be a Kindergartener! We have been so impressed by students taking an honest look at themselves and applying it to goals that they hope to set for the end of our Kindergarten school year!

Important Dates:
March 1st & 2nd – Student Led Conferences (11:30 Dismissal)
March 29th – April 5th – Spring Break (No School)