The Cooper School Daily

Wrapping Up April!

Persuasive Writing
Kindergarten writers have been busy writing up a storm in our persuasive unit! These writers have discovered the formula for sharing their opinions and convincing others. These young writers know that in order to convince someone, they need to give lots of reasons in their writing. Students collaborated on a shared writing to create a petition to help keep the backyard clean at The Cooper School. These young scholars were delighted to use their new knowledge from our study of the Amazon rainforest to write letters to different recipients asking for help to stop deforestation!

Fluency Partners
Kindergarteners were excited to use all of their reading skills to work with their fluency partners this week! As students have worked to master reading fluently, they know this means sounding less like a robot by smoothing the words out to sound like they do when they talk. Kindergarteners were ready for the challenge. This week, we introduced fluency games to play with partners. Young readers blew us away with their excitement and bravery while building their fluency skills!

The Mouse and the Motorcycle
This week, students couldn’t wait to finish up our latest Read Aloud, The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. Students have been listening on the edge of their seats as Ralph, a sweet mouse living in a small motel, gets his paws on a toy motorcycle. Avoiding dogs, cleaners, and guests, Ralph gets himself (and his new friend Keith) into a lot of trouble. Students loved rooting for Ralph as he became quite a hero!

Important Dates:
May 4th – Pass It On at 5pm @ The Scottish Rite Center (11:30am Dismissal)
May 26th – Teacher Work Day (No School)
May 29th – Memorial Day (No School)
June 1st – Half Day (11:30am Dismissal)
June 2nd – Field Day/Last Day of School (11:30am Dismissal)