Author Expert Museum
On Friday, our First Grade students presented research, art, and writing to parents and guests at the Author Expert Museum. After choosing an author that they love, first graders spent over a month reading books by that author, doing research about their author’s life, constructing a presentation board, and writing an original story in the style of their author. It was a labor of love, and it was very exciting to be able to share all of this knowledge with guests. Oh, and one of the most exciting parts was that First Graders were able to dress as their author or a character from their author’s books. Who doesn’t love a little dress up? We celebrated with treats in the backyard to cap off all the hard work on the annual Author Expert Project.
In math this week, students got to review concepts and skills from the entire year! They were excited to test their knowledge and see how much they have grown. We worked on money counting, addition and subtraction facts, patterns, shapes, place value, telling time, number stories, fractions, graphs and data, measurement, temperature, and more! Whew! It sounds like a lot of work, but these mathematicians were up to the challenge and made this end-of-year review a lot of fun.
This week we got a very special treat from the 5th Grade: three 5th Grade mystery readers on three consecutive days! They each sent clues in advance to give us hints, and the books they chose were so much fun! The oldest Cooper School students were thrilled to be able to have their “15 minutes of fame” in our classroom as they read to the First Graders.