The Cooper School Daily

We Are Problem Solvers

Peanut Butter and Jelly Go Hand and Hand

This week during our Reader’s Workshop, Kindergarten readers have been quite busy working with their  “Peanut Butter and Jelly” partners to take turns reading, listening to partners read, and retelling stories to their partners. Peanut butter and jelly partners have practiced placing a book in the middle as they sit knee to knee, shoulder to shoulder, and take turns reading. Kindergarten readers know how to retell a book to a partner, using the characters’ names and the sequencing words “first”, “then”, and “next”. Your young readers took turns identifying the title, author and illustrator while turning the pages gently. img_1586 img_1591


Our young writers have been hard at work, learning how to properly form their “Frog Jump Capital Letters: F, E, D, P, B, R, N, and M. All of these letters start the same way with a “big line” down from the top, left corner. Students know to pick up their pencil as they “Frog Jump” and bring their pencil back to the top before proceeding to the next step. Kindergarten has been practicing following the steps to create these “Frog Jump” letters! Ask your child what they know about “Frog Jump” capitals! RIBBIT!

We Are Problem Solvers!

Kinder-friends have been learning the amazingly valuable and life-long skill of conflict resolution during our “Minds Up” sessions this week. Students have practiced using the “Peace Wheel” as a tool to guide them through the conflict resolution process. We have discussed and identified problems that can be solved at the “Peace Table” as well as problems that can be solved more quickly with a compromise.

Important Dates:

Thursday, September 29th Curriculum Night

Monday and Tuesday, October 10th and 11th Fall Break