Back in October, Coopertown Elementary School was approached by Children and Youth Services of Delaware County to support in the Adopt A Family Program. Coopertown Elementary School and several individual homerooms immediately committed to participating. Coopertown's School Counselor, Marisa Woodworth, responded to the CYS Holiday Program Coordinator, Donna Hollis. The two collaborated and agreed on helping 15 families in need. Each family generated a holiday wish list and provided it to the school via a CYS case manager. Coopertown staff, parents and students have been feverishly shopping to check hot items off the wish lists. Close to 100 beautifully wrapped presents have already been donated! A representative from the organization will collect the donated items on Friday, December 19. As a school community, we are proud to bring joy to children in need during this time of year.
Mrs. Brawley’s First Graders have been hard at work! They spent the month of November learning all about the First Thanksgiving. The children learned about the Pilgrims, their voyage on the Mayflower, the planning and building of Plymouth Plantation and the First Thanksgiving. The children enjoyed reading about the life of Pilgrim children, chose their favorite 1620 chores to complete and even wrote in their own Pilgrim journals while pretending to be a Pilgrim child. The First Graders even received a deed to own and build on a plot of land on First Street. Each child created a plot complete with a cabin, garden and fire! The children worked in groups to complete graphic organizers about what they knew, wanted to learn and learned about the First Thanksgiving. Click to continue
and other nonfiction stories about owls. To further explore information about owls, students dissected owl pellets. When owls eat their prey, they are unable to digest or break apart bones. The bones are regurgitated in the form of an owl pellet. Students were able to pull apart the owl pellets to identify the food that the owl had eaten. They found many rodent skulls and other skeletal parts. Lots of fun was had learning about this interesting owl phenomenon! Please klick on title for additional pictures.
How to Stay Healthy: Eat a balanced diet, don't skip breakfast. We all need fuel from our food to keep our immune systems charged up! Drink plenty of water! Get at least 10 hours of sleep every night! Yes, 10 hours! Our growing students need this rest to do their best in school every day. Exercise at least one hour every day! Get out there...get some fresh air! Wash Your Hands! Wash hands before you eat, after using the bathroom, after sneezing, coughing and blowing your nose. When to Stay Home: If you have a Temperature of 100 degrees or above, Vomiting and or Diarrhea. Stay home for 24 hours after the last sympton occurs....without the aide of medication. This gives us time for our bodies to recover and it also prevents the spread of illness.