The Cooper School Daily

New Year Hopes and Aspirations!

One Word

We leapt into the New Year excitedly, launching our school-wide one word campaign. Each faculty member and student chose one word that will usher us into our new year and be our personal focus for the next twelve months. Some 1st Grade choices included improvise, adventurous, flexible, creative, strong, empathetic, determined, helpful, kindness, and compassion. Students enjoyed eating lunch and playing with 4th buddies this week and shared their words with their peers. What is your one word for 2019? Share it with us!

Mapping the World

In Social Studies, 1st Grade is studying the continent of Australia. In this important study, students are learning cardinal directions, how to navigate maps, the difference between maps and globes, and working on identifying all seven continents and four major oceans on a map or globe. We will also be studying the animals that live in Australia and researching this fascinating country and the people that live there!

Author Study—Mem Fox

In Reading Workshop, we are engaged in an author study around the books of Mem Fox. Mem Fox is a prolific, widely known Australian children’s book author. Many of her books feature animal characters native to the country of Australia. We are enjoying exploring the settings of her books and learning more about her life and how she discovers ideas for her stories. Upcoming, we will also look at some literary techniques she uses, such as repetition and onomatopoeia.

Important Dates:

Thursday, January 17th– Viewing of Miss Representation documentary, 6:00pm, TCS Library

Monday, January 21st-MLK Day-NO SCHOOL

Thursday, January 31-TCS Art Walk, 8:00-9:00am