Have you heard about our Peace Table? The Peace Table is a conflict resolution tool for the classroom and for The Cooper School. A Peace Table can be used by students (and adults) to encourage conflict resolution through peaceful and respectful communication. When used for conflict resolution, it encourages children to talk about what’s on their mind and gives them a specific place and method to achieve an agreeable solution. Our Peace Table is a small table and chairs with several instruments of peace that children can use to draw inspiration and achieve a calm state of mind.
Snap Word Buddies
Last Friday, 1st Graders and Kindergarteners met to share tips for mastering their Snap Words. Snap words are a collection of sight words that a child should learn to recognize without sounding out the letters. Snap words are both common, frequently used words and foundational words. They practiced through a series of activities that challenged them to identify patterns by playing a game of I Spy, writing a song with their words, guessing the rule, and more.
Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
First Grade journalists published and shared their opinion pieces with their families this week during a Cozy Publishing Party. Students wore their pajamas and brought pillows and stuffed animals to school. Then we gathered in the Library and they read their reviews from the First Grade Newspaper to their parents. Afterward, we all enjoyed some yummy breakfast treats. Mo Willems books were a popular topic for their reviews. Other review topics included Dr. Seuss books, McDonald’s, Science, and TCBY. We are so proud of all their hard work and it is so exciting to see them develop their own unique writing styles and voices.
Thursday, January 31st-TCS Art Walk, 8:00-9:00am
Friday, February 8th-Grade 1 Playdate, 3:15-4:30, Brittlebank Park
Thursday, February 14th- Valentine’s Day Concert
Monday, February 18th- No School
Tuesday, February 19th- 11:30 Dismissal