The Cooper School Daily

Welcome to Kindergarten!

IMG_0535Morning Meeting

This week, your Kindergarteners participated in Whole School Morning Meeting and Classroom Morning Meeting each day, as well as Close of Day on Friday afternoon. This is a routine that is near and dear to the hearts of The Cooper School community. The purpose of Morning Meeting is to create a sense of significance and belonging while having a little fun and connecting to the curriculum. This week, our focus was on learning some new activities and modeling the classroom and school rules. One of our favorite activities was the “Just Like Me” game and cooperative musical chairs. Ask your child what they liked best about Morning Meeting.

Hopes and Dreams

Our hopes and dreams are things we hope to accomplish as the year progresses. Some of our hopes and dreams were academic related and some of them were social goals. It was beautiful to see each child encouraging each other as we shared our hopes and dreams. Our hopes and dreams will be the driving force for creating classroom rules. We are working hard to set ourselves up for success in Kindergarten!

IMG_0534Recess

This week, we have been playing group games during recess. We use group and cooperative games to help the children form close relationships with each other these first weeks of school, and it is fun! We have been busy playing tag and other games from Responsive Classroom the past few days, as well as learning how to have conversations with new friends at the lunch table!