The Cooper School Daily

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Peanut Butter and Jelly Go Hand and Hand

This week during our Reader’s Workshop, Kindergarten readers were quite busy working with their “Peanut Butter and Jelly” partners to take turns reading, listening to partners read, and retelling stories to their partners. “Peanut Butter and Jelly” partners practiced placing a book in the middle as they sat knee to knee, shoulder to shoulder, and took turns reading.


Learning Centers

At the end of each day, we engage in various studies and activities during learning centers. Students start each day in a “have to” center (i.e.: math, science, writing, reading). When they finish that activity they rotate around the room to various free choice centers. Centers are an important way we individualize instruction, and allow for student inquiry.

All About Me

Kindergarteners have been busy learning all about themselves and their families. Young learners shared their favorite object from home, named many favorite things, and discussed their favorite thing to do. Kindergarteners have learned what makes up a family, how families are special and different, talked about their family traditions, and how a family is a community. As a culminating activity, your child is working hard to create their recycled family. We can’t wait for you to see these creative and innovative crafts.

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, September 18: Kindergarten Curriculum Night
  • Thursday, September 27 1st – 5th Grade Curriculum Night
  • Friday, October 12th- 11:30am dismissal
  • Monday, October 15th- Fall Break