St. Patrick’s day
The Cooper School enjoyed a fun-filled Whole School Morning Meeting of St. Patrick’s Day this year. Students of all grade levels were greeted Monday morning with a very green mess left behind by some visiting leprechauns. Those leprechauns are so mischievous! Leprechauns visited us again, and this time they left presents in the backyard. Students partnered up and searched for their Irish limerick and St. Patrick’s Day necklace. Ask your child what surprised them most on St. Patrick’s Day!
Our young poets have been exploring their five senses to enhance their reading and writing of poetry during Reader’s & Writer’s Workshop this week. Mindful observers experimented with different sounds, a variety of smells, an assortment of tastes, diverse movements, and multiple textures to enrich their descriptive language. Students are sharpening their skills while writing poetry using repetition, rhythm, and rhyme. During Writer’s Workshop, students are finding inspiration through interesting items in the Poetry Museum and peering at the world through our poetry window.
Diving Into Our Tree Study
Our scientists have been busy observing our school’s backyard trees! Students walked around the backyard and found trees that are pointed and trees that are rounded. They have noticed that there are a wide variety of trees that come in different sizes, colors and shapes. Kindergarteners have been observing trees and illustrating their observations in their Tree Observation Journal. Ask your young scientist what they learned about trees this week!