The Cooper School Daily

Well Wishes to our Winged Friends!

Grateful Hearts
Students kicked off their next writing unit this week by considering all of the things in their life that they are grateful for. Kindergarteners started by making lists of the things that mean the most to them and then took on the challenge of really considering why they are grateful for these things. Gratitude Writing is one of our favorite Writing units, as students will be publishing this writing into Gratitude Books, in which they will write and illustrate all of the things they appreciate most!

Words in a Snap!
Kindergarteners have been busy working hard on their sight word power during Reading Workshop, Writing Workshop and Phonics. Young readers have been gaining fluency with these words as they read and reread familiar texts. Kindergarten writers have been learning about the many ways that they can make their writing easy to read. One strategy they have learned is to use their snap words in the narratives that they are writing. These busy scholars have also been practicing, identifying, spelling and recording these words in engaging ways during phonics instruction. As students begin to master these high frequency words, they are gaining reading and writing power that will take them far. 

Bye Bye Butterflies
Kindergarteners have been investigating the life cycle of butterflies with a focus on the incredible monarch migration to Mexico. Young scientists have been eagerly awaiting and observing as our butterflies complete their magical metamorphosis. This week we were thrilled to find our classroom butterflies waiting to greet us, with beautiful wings ready to fly! Kindergarteners were thrilled to release our butterfly friends by sending them off with well wishes for their journey. These sweet friends thanked the butterflies for allowing us to observe them and sent them to fly the beautiful skies with words of love and kindness.

Important Dates:
November 8th & 9th – Parent/Teacher Conferences (11:30am Dismissal)
November 19th – Harvest Festival (11:30am Dismissal)
November 22nd – 26th – Thanksgiving Break (No School)