Second Graders have worked hard this week setting daily goals to be successful in the classroom and on the playground. Each morning they have been writing one goal for the day on a post-it note. This has been important for each student to set daily intentions and taking time after transitions and during Mindfulness to reflect on how they have been doing. At Close of Day, students were handed back their post-it to decide if they fulfilled their daily goal. Here are some of their choices: “Focus during self assessment,” “Finish my job ad today,” “Speak loud and proud,” and “Ask more questions.”
Cooper Village Tinker Time
This week has been busy, busy, busy with building, painting, and lots of tinkering! We introduced The Cooper School “Tinkering Cart,” which is a cart that contains fun, hands-on building items like play-doh, sequins, pipe cleaners, sandpaper, and much more. Groups were assigned a natural disaster and then brainstormed what building materials would protect their homes. While one group might choose earthquake bolts for their house to stay safe from earthquakes, the flood group may be planning to put all their houses on stilts for protection from water damage.
One of the greatest joys in elementary school is showing off to your friends and family just how much you learn each year. Second Graders are full of new knowledge that they can’t wait to share with you next week! Reflecting on your favorite piece of literature and writing about it can be a tough thing to do. Identifying and writing about your own strengths and weaknesses in Math can be challenging as well. We are proud of how much effort these students have put into reflecting on their progress and setbacks from the past trimester. Don’t forget, student led self-assessment conferences are next week on Monday and Tuesday. Please double check your child’s scheduled time. We are so excited to share all the wonderful things that have happened this trimester!
Monday, March 5th Student Led Conference, 11:30 Dismissal
Tuesday, March 6th Student Led Conference, 11:30 Dismissal
Thursday, March 8th Silent Auction
Monday, March 12th Cooper Village Presentation
Saturday, March 24th Spring Planting Party
Friday, March 30th Spring Break begins
Monday, April 9th Return from Spring Break