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 [...]
On Monday, August 21st New Jersey will see a Partial Eclipse of the Sun! You are all invited to the Co-op that day between 1pm and 3pm to observe the eclipse, discover some fascinating facts with science teacher Nancy, and enjoy fun eclipse activities. We will begin gathering at 1:00 pm. The eclipse starts at 1:22 pm. It will be at its Midway point when maximum coverage is reached at 2:45 pm. In case of clouds, we will be live streaming the event. If the sky is clear, we will be outside observing through our eclipse glasses and pinhole views. [...]
On Sunday, June 18, the Co-op hosted its Father's Day Open Chess tournament, co-directed by Mike Somers and Steve Moctezuma. The event was open to first through eighth-grade students from any school. Overall top place winners received trophies, and winners within each grade level received ribbons. Overall top place trophy winners in the first through third-grade group were Francis McGrath, first place; Carter Convey, second place; Henry Dodd, third place; and Cash Loncar, fourth place. Overall top place trophy winners in the fourth through eighth-grade group were Luka Loncar, first place; Caoba Nichim-Luta, second place; Dash Day-McLeod, third place; and Enzo Whetton, [...]
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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