The Cooper School Daily

What a Wonderful World

The Wonderful World of Eric Carle
Kindergarteners launched a new author study this week to learn about the life and work of author and illustrator, Eric Carle. Students spent time investigating his colorful artwork and learned about his artistic process. We were so inspired that we followed steps to create collages of our own using texture and bold, beautiful colors. We can’t wait to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar next week!

Drawings to Represent Story Problems
Students have been working so hard on their math skills with a big focus this week on story problems. Kindergarteners have shown the ability to act out math stories using people, blocks, and even their fingers! We have been so impressed to watch Kindergarteners develop their skills in drawing to represent story problems. With an intent of keeping their focus on math, students have been working on making their drawings easy to decipher without taking too much time!

Clothing Care
This week, Kindergartens have been working on mastering the art of pairing and folding socks. As we work on becoming clothing experts, students have been so proud to share all that they know about using the washing machine at home and even what they know about how clothes were washed “in the old days”. This excitement prompted us to begin an experiment that we will finish up next week comparing handwashing to using a washing machine!

Important Dates:
January 16 – MLK Jr Day (No School)
January 18th – The Very Hungry Caterpillar Field Trip
February 3rd – 100th Day of School