Our young writers were hard at work this week revising and editing their reviews! The opinion writing unit centers around creating reviews of books, movies, games, restaurants, vacation destinations, and more. The First Graders this year chose to review a broad array of things to review, from the new Star Wars movie to Monza (a beloved downtown pizza restaurant). There was even a review of The Cooper School itself! We cannot wait to share these persuasive pieces of writing with parents and special friends in a one-of-a-kind publishing party!
This week in math, students learned about inequalities. By remembering that “Allie the Alligator” likes to eat as much as she can, First Graders learned to identify which way the inequality symbol should face and how to read a “greater than” / “less than” number model. Our amazing students picked up this new, tricky element of math quickly and easily.
Elephant and Piggie
Our students got a special treat this week: a special trip to the newly renovated Gaillard Center for a schools-only performance of Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie. The musical play was hilarious (both for the children and the grown-ups) and everyone had a fantastic time at the theater. We were also able to identify many of the Elephant and Piggie books that we recognized in the performance, like: I Am Invited to a Party, My Friend is Sad, Should I Share My Ice Cream?, I Love My New Toy, Listen to My Trumpet! and We Are in a Book.