The Cooper School Daily

Writing Reviews, Looking at Our World and Growing Independence

 Cheese Pizza is the Best!

First Grade writers have been busy finding many ways to convince their readers. These writers know that when convincing their reader it is important to give their opinion with details and explain reasons why. First Graders brought in personal collections to help inspire their opinion writing. These brave writers were also introduced to an opinion-writing checklist to help guide their writing. Scholars spent time checking their writing to be sure that they grabbed their reader’s attention, gave an opinion, and supported their opinions with reasons and details.

Our World

During Social Studies, First Graders took time to investigate, “ Where in the world do we live?” Scholars learned the seven continents and were able to identify that we live in North America. From there, they zoomed-in on the country that we live in. First graders identified that we live the country of the United States. Scholars then, zoomed-in even closer to identify the state and city that we live in. First Graders spent time mapping the street that they live on and shared these maps with their peers. Ask your First Grader what they know about, “ Where in the world do we live?”

We Are Independent!

 This week scholars began looking at the many ways that we can be independent at school. First Grade friends discussed ways they can be independent in staying healthy, by being sure to sneeze or cough into their “Germ Jail” and always washing their hands before leaving the restroom. These independent scholars know they can demonstrate independence in the classroom by referencing charts on the wall for information. First Grade writers demonstrated independence during Writing Workshop by using a checklist to be sure they had included certain components in their piece of writing. Ask your brave First Grader their favorite way to show independence at school!

Important Dates

Friday, December 8th            Concert at the Circular Church (1:30pm)

Thursday, December 14th    Parent Coffee (8am)

Thursday, December 21st    Pajama Day, 11:30 Dismissal

Friday, December 22nd         Winter Break Begins