The Cooper School Daily


Strawberries and Bananas

This week, Kindergarten writers met with their new “Strawberries and Bananas” writing partners. These helpful partners can give each other support by listening and asking questions about each other’s writing.  Forming writing partnerships give students another tool in their tool belt to help prepare their writing for an audience. Kindergarten writers discussed ways to write stories that people will be eager to read. Ask your brave writer what they learned this week in Writer’s Workshop.  


This week, Kindergarten storytellers worked with their “Peanut Butter and Jelly Partners” to retell storybooks! Your reader retold stories by looking at the previous page, saying the words first, next and last, and by using dialogue that the characters use. Kindergarteners can’t wait to continue learning how to make facial expressions and voices like the characters so they can act out the poplar story, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.”

Reading and Lunch Buddies

Kindergarteners were thrilled to the gills to participate in reading and lunch buddies with Third Grade and Fifth Grade this week. This builds a yearlong friendship and community across grade levels. Kindergarteners love spending time with these older friends talking and playing together. 

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, October 11th Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch Trip
  • Friday, October 13th Parent Lunch 11-11:30
  • Tuesday, October 17th Parent Morning Meeting 8-8:30
  • Monday, October 30th Pumpkin Presentation and Feast 2:00
  • Tuesday, October 31st Halloween Carnival 11:30 Dismissal