The Cooper School Daily

Shine On, Bright Scholars!

Author Experts Shine

First Grade Author Experts were thrilled to the gills to share all of their hard work with friends and family this week! These brave presenters spent the week preparing to publish their Author Expert presentation boards and author inspired books by practicing presenting to class partners, Second Grade friends, and finally to their favorite audience, YOU! This project has certainly been a class favorite and we couldn’t be more proud of their hard work and determination! These Author Experts are most definitely Second Grade READY!

Place Value, Scrolls, and Number Grid Puzzles

First Grade mathematicians spent time reviewing place value by creating number scrolls into the hundreds, and identifying patterns on number grids during math this week. Math partners participated in various hands-on activities to review and enhance their understanding of place value through the hundreds. First Graders continued to add onto their growing number scrolls as they deepened their place value understanding. Scholars worked together using clues to identify missing numbers on a number grid and created puzzles for their math partners to solve.

What is Climate?

This week, First Grade scientists built onto their understanding of weather by investigating climate and climate zones. Scholars compared weather to climate and discovered that weather describes the day to day conditions in an area, while climate describes the average weather conditions of a certain region. First Graders investigated the different climate zones on planet Earth and then discovered the average temperatures and precipitation for these areas.

Important Dates:

Memorial Day/No School – Thursday, May 28th

Fifth Grade Graduation/ Half Day 11:30 Dismissal – Thursday, May 31st

Field Day/ Half Day 11:30 Dismissal – Friday, June 1st