Montclair Cooperative School's NJAIE (Artists In Education Residency Grant Program)* projects are off to a great start! Here are our third and fourth grade students are creating beautiful large puppets with visiting artist Zachary Green. They will use these puppets to perform plays written in conjunction with another visiting artist and storyteller, Eloise Bruce. Their plays will weave in information and facts they have discovered in their science curriculum. Third Grade science is studying the moon and our solar system and fourth grade is studying the New Jersey Meadowlands ecosystem. Performances will be on January 31st. Stay tuned for [...]
Congratulations to our 8th grade students who on December 6th conducted a successful near space launch and retrieval of their interdisciplinary math and science experiment using Sent into Space materials. "This project was a true example of Co-op progressive and collaborative student-led learning," said 8th grade math teacher Meredith Kates. "Students self selected into small group teams to envision and carry out all aspects of prepping the experiment, materials, launch and retrieval with support from teachers and parents." The payload contained: radish seeds that will be planted adjacent to their terrestrial cousins to see how exposure to the upper atmosphere affects [...]
Congratulations to our sixth graders on their efforts this year in support of the Co-op's annual Thanksgiving food drive for St. Peter's Haven. Thank you so much to all the families who donated. Each year when we arrive at St Peter's Haven, our 6th graders' first task is to weigh the food donations. This year we brought 598 lbs of food and 32 turkeys! St Peter's was truly grateful for our donations and for the hard work of our students, as they weighed, sorted and stacked without pause all morning. Thank you so much to Early Ages assistant Emilee who [...]
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Come join the Co-op at the Montclair African American Heritage Parade and Festival! We will be marching with our school banner and the peace and unity flags that our students made earlier this year. The parade starts in Glenfield Park and walks to Nishuane Park where the festival is held. This Saturday, June 3rd Meet at Glenfield Park between 9-9:45 a.m. We are Serial 3. The Third Entrance of Glenfield Park, (On the corner of Maple and Woodland Avenue). Group Color: Green
Welcome to Community Spotlight! First, the basics. Tell us your name and where you are from, then and now. My name is Daniel Eshetie. I was born and raised in Ethiopia. I have been in the US for 10 years now. I am currently working at the United Nations which is the most diverse organization with members from 193 countries. The team I work with is composed of 15 people…from 10 countries...spread across 5 continents. How long have you been part of and what are your connections with the Co-op community? This is our fourth year with the Co-op. Having [...]
On Friday March 3rd, Montclair Cooperative School Upper School students attended a powerful assembly at Montclair High School as part of the Climate Campaign Partnership. The Climate Campaign Partnership is an integrated STEAM program sponsored by Montclair Film Festival and partnered with the Montclair Cooperative School and National Geographic’s Years of Living Dangerously that focuses on the critical scientific, political, economic and social issues of climate change through powerful and provocative films, art, conversation, and social action. The fusion of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, STEAM education is poised to create the innovators of solutions to 21st century problems, [...]