The Cooper School Daily

Pumpkin Happenings!

Pumpkin Patch
We started our week in the most exciting way: our very first field trip! Students loaded up on The Cooper School buses and headed to the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch. This was a very exciting way to launch our next science unit, all about pumpkins! Kindergarteners were so excited to learn about the pumpkin life cycle and how bees help them to grow. We were so excited to take a quick hayride (with the COOLEST fall and Halloween decorations) as well as choose our very own pumpkin to bring home with us. We are excited for all of our pumpkin learning ahead!

Phonics Explosion
This week Kindergarteners have been digging deep learning the sound and letter patterns for letter “a” when it is followed by the letter “n” or “m”. Students discovered that when “a” is followed by the letters something tricky happens, these letters get a little whiny. We investigated the words “an” and “am” to practice hearing those whiny sounds. 

Observing Metamorphosis
For a couple of weeks now, Kindergarteners have been caring for and watching caterpillar guests in our classroom! We have been keeping a close eye as our baby insects have become adults. It is so sweet to see the love and care each student has even just for these tiny critters! We are waiting patiently for them to get cozy in their chrysalis, and become the beautiful butterflies we know they will be.

Important Dates:
October 17th-18th – Fall Break (No School)
October 31st – Halloween Carnival (11:30am Dismissal)
November 1st – Teacher Workday (No School)
November 7th-8th – Parent/Teacher Conferences (11:30am Dismissal)