The Cooper School Daily

Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Pumpkins!

Kindergarten Book Factory
Brave writers used all they knew about writing “Show & Tell” books to write books they wished existed in the world. These thoughtful writers brainstormed ideas about the people, places, and things that matter the most to them. They then each chose one idea that spoke to their heart and each friend in our class wrote their very own book! Our book factory produced books about birthdays, super heroes, cats, allergies, Star Wars, families, Legos, pets and more!

Pumpkin Happenings
Young pumpkin enthusiasts are deep into our study of pumpkins. Kindergarteners investigated the life cycle of a pumpkin through read-aloud-time and class discussions during Science this week. We read Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden, Pumpkin, Pumpkin, and Pumpkin Jack. These curious scholars discovered that the beautiful yellow flowers that grow from a pumpkin vine are the promise for a future pumpkin. Scientists also set up our, “Case of the Decomposing Pumpkin” and will begin recording daily observations of the changes that will be occurring in the jar. Stay tuned as we continue to learn about the decomposing process through our pumpkin unit!

Morning Meeting
Daily Morning Meetings bring our Kindergarten class so much joy! This special part of our day helps to build community and a sense of belonging in our classroom. Each day we begin by greeting each other in safe and engaging ways, reading and discussing our morning message, sharing thoughts and ideas, and then we move our bodies with an energizing activity. Students are able to fulfill the need to belong, to feel significant, and to have fun! Each day, your child is being taught the skills of friendliness and social interest through sharing, listening, inclusion, participation, and speaking in front of a group. Ask your Kindergartener to share their favorite part of morning meeting with you!

 Important Dates
October 30th – TCS Halloween Celebration (11:30 Dismissal)
November 6th – Distance Learning Day
November 9th & 10th – Parent/Teacher Conferences (11:30 Dismissal)