The Cooper School Daily

The Gift of Gratitude

Writing Our Gratitude
Kindergarten spent the week considering and discussing all of the things in their lives that they are grateful for. It warmed our hearts to hear all of the things that immediately came to mind when students talked about their appreciation. We discussed family, friends, nature, as well as the physical belongings that students are so lucky to have in their lives. Students got right to work filling Gratitude Books with six of the things they are most thankful for. Kindergarteners finished these books this week to present to parents during our Harvest Feast next week!

Buildings Expert
Our classroom was thrilled to have a familiar visitor this week come teach us all about his work in architecture. Will Wingfield, the father of Annie, came in to teach us all that he knows about building design and planning. Students were excited to hear all about how modern technology has changed the way that blueprints and building models are created. Kindergarteners were also excited to show off their skills in drawing circles and to see how precise a compass makes for completing circles. We are so grateful for Will and all of the cool facts he had to share with our Kindergarten class!

Dying To Learn About Dyes
Kindergarteners were excited to welcome another familiar friend to The Cooper School this week, Rose Wirtz (alumni parent). Rose stopped by to meet with our class and teach us all about natural dyes and using them to create prints and patterns. Students used dyes consisting of teas, berries and other natural elements to dye interesting, speckled paper. This paper will be used to create covers for Gratitude Books for the entire student body. Kindergarteners were proud to complete this project to help out all of their older peers!

Important Dates
November 25th- Harvest Feast (11:30 Dismissal)
November 26th- Half Day (11:30 Dismissal)
November 27th-29th- Thanksgiving Break (No School)
December 6th- K-2 Movie Night