Settlers of Charles Towne March 23, 2018

Charles Towne Landing

    Second Grade visited Charleston’s famed site where English settlers first landed in 1670. We started our tour in the interactive museum where light-up maps and interesting art and photography told the history of our wonderful city. After picking up our scavenger hunt workbook, we embarked on the next leg of the trip, to the palisade fences and ditches. Students peered over the walls and discussed how natural boundaries were used as our defensive allies. We strolled through one of the replica houses and met a settler who told us all about living and transitioning to Charles Towne from England. After a hop on the boat and lunch in the grass, we ended our tour up close and personal with some of the creatures that used to inhabit the lowcountry before they were driven away or hunted to extinction. We just bear-ly had time, but we saw all the animals but the bobcat. Weather was sunny and smiles were aplenty!!

Picky Poets Pursuing the Perfect Poem

   Our young writers have been so busy writing poems that our room is literally flooded with amazing work! Each day, we have been introducing ways to spice up student work with alliteration, repetition, rhymes, and imagery. Students stepped outside for nature’s inspiration and one was even moved by our fire drill to write the hilariously titled “The Day Cooper School Ruined My Favorite Socks”. Encourage your child to write at home and to find topics that they are passionate about or inspired by. The joys of poetry are resurfacing in Second Grade and some truly incredible work is being created.

Classroom Jobs For Everyone

    We have created new jobs so that every student has a classroom duty each week. Every Monday in Morning Meeting, students from the previous week will teach the new student how to correctly perform their jobs. Our helpers are so eager to fulfill their duties that cleaning and organizing is now a daily habit for all. Some of our new positions are Playground Medic, Book Doctor, Sweepers, and Silent Zone Monitor.

Important Dates

Saturday, March 24th               Spring Planting Party (9am-12pm)

Friday, March 30th                    Spring Break begins

Monday, April 9th                      Return from Spring Break   

SCHOOL NEWS

Annual Fund Update

Thank you so much to all of you who have so generously donated to the Annual Fund. This year, to my delight, the Silent Auction raised more money than ever before. I wanted to take a moment to let you know exactly where your Silent Auction donation dollars are going…

 

 

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