Week of November 4-8
Preparing to Present
Public speaking is one of the most important forms of communication, and it is a skill that most adults use frequently. Speaking in front of a group can be nerve wracking for children and adults, but The Cooper School offers opportunities for children to become comfortable with presenting their work and opinions! The Cooper School values public speaking and is able to build it into learning in a way that is seamless. To get ready for our Insect Museum presentation, First Graders practiced reading their research to each other and to their teachers before using this skill at the actual presentation. They are proud of their hard work, and rightfully so!
We love seeing our students socialize with their classmates and with friends in other classes during snack, lunch, recess, and Afterschool. We see them being interested in and asking questions of other friends, their interests and families. They join in group games that encourage friendly competition and they set their imaginations free! This social time is so important. Not only does it allow children time to move and nourish their bodies, get fresh air, and take “brain breaks”, it also helps teachers anticipate books they might enjoy and understand the students’ social and emotional needs.
The First Graders have completed Module 1 of the Eureka Math Program and have been assessed and found to be successful in the progression toward mastery of the concepts included in this topic! We are so pleased with their progress! Communications keeping parents apprised of what topics are being learned and current work of each student will always be included in their daily take-home folders. We so appreciate you following your children’s areas of learning these concepts as we work together as a team!
Monday, November 11: Author/Illustrator E.B. Lewis: 8-9 am, K-2, library
Monday, November 11: Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day, 10-11:30 am
Monday, November 11: Conferences:11:30 dismissal
Tuesday,November 12: Conferences:11:30 dismissal
Wednesday, November 13: Insect Museum, 8:15-9:15 am in the library