The Cooper School Daily

Rainforests, Time, and Proud Writers

It’s Green! It’s Humid! It’s a Rainforest!

Kindergartners have been enjoying our new rainforest study. This week we investigated to find out what is a rainforest? Students practiced locating rainforests of the world using our color-coded biome map. Young conservationists found ways that they can live in harmony with nature, in efforts to save our rainforests. Students shared ways they could help save our rainforest including: turning off lights when we leave a room, save water by taking smaller baths or turning off water while we brush our teeth, plant a tree, recycling and picking up litter. Learning Centers allowed students to further explore our rainforest study. In our art center students illustrated themselves in the rainforest with a black crayon and painted these lovely pictures with watercolor paints. In the imagination station center Kindergarteners had a chance to pack for a trip to the rainforest. Students read rainforest books in our reading center and illustrated rainforest predators on a class chart. Finally, in our science center, students learned about various rainforest animals. Ask your young scientist what they learned about the rainforest this week!

Pardon me, Do You Have the Time?

Kindergarten mathematicians have been learning to tell time to the nearest hour! We have investigated minutes to see what kinds of things we can do in a minute. Students also investigated the hour by recording all of the things they can do within an hour. Students know that the short hand on a clock is used to tell the hour and the long hand tells us the minutes. We practiced moving hands on a clock to show “o’clock” times. Our young time-tellers practiced making their clocks match various times. Ask your youngster what they learned about telling time this week.

Proud Writers

Kindergarteners have been working so very hard as writers, illustrators and storytellers to prepare for their upcoming How-To publishing party. We are so proud of their creative spirits and can’t wait to share these fabulous stories next week.

Important Dates:

  • Friday, May 18th Last Swim Lesson
  • Sunday, May 20th TCS Family Picnic @ Magnolia Plantation 3:30-5:00
  • Thursday, May 31st Fifth Grade Graduation ½ Day 11:30 Dismissal
  • Friday, June 1st Field Day ½ Day 11:30 Dismissal