The Cooper School Daily

We Are EcoWarriors!

Kindergarteners have spent time this week turning their number bonds into number sentences. Students have worked hard to learn all about number sentences, as well as what the addition and equal signs mean. We have used every tool we could get our hands on this week to practice our adding, from linking cubes, to dry erase boards, and even Kindergarteners standing in as elements of the math problem themselves! We are so busy learning, growing, and ADDING in Kindergarten!

Ezra Jack Keats
Kindergarten Readers spent the week deep in an author study on Ezra Jack Keats! These brave readers enjoyed learning to identify story elements in fiction books as well as closely examining the artwork and illustrations created by Keats. Kindergarteners spent time identifying main characters and were thrilled to discover that one of Keats’ characters, “Peter” grows up throughout the book collection! We examined the setting in each of the books that we read and practiced retelling events in order. Ask your Kindergartener about their collage artwork inspired by Ezra Jack Keats’ book, Whistle for Willie! 

Earth Day
This week, Kindergarteners were so excited to observe and celebrate Earth Day. Each morning this week, Kindergarteners have brainstormed ways to help take care of our planet. In Writing, students have considered problems in our world that need solving and made signs to help promote change for our Earth! After all of their hard work and brainstorming, students were so excited this Thursday to put all of their ideas to work and spend the day looking for litter that could be cleaned up as well as reminding friends to take care of Earth, which does such a good job of taking care of us! 

Important Dates:
May 7th – Half Day (11:30am Dismissal) Virtual Pass It On Presentation
May 31st – Memorial Day (No School)