The Cooper School Daily


This week, Third Graders took a closer look to examine the world we live in! Scholars practiced identifying the continents and oceans on a world map during our Social Studies time. We then, zoomed in on Asia to examine the countries that make up this wonderful continent. Third Grade scholars are working to name 5 of these countries! Students compared and contrasted the key points of the grassland and mountain biomes of Asia including: the flora, fauna, soil, water, air and energy in each of these two biomes.

Asian Tales

This week Third Grade readers were able to apply all that they have learned about reading folktales to the reading of Asian Tales. Reader’s workshop was
flooded with Asian Tales,allowing Third Graders the opportunity to examine the unique settings, identify universal lessons and morals taught by characters, and compare and contrast folktales across cultures. This unit of study was enhanced by our non-fiction reading basket that is filled with books all about Asia! Students are eager to learn more as our exciting Asia unit unfolds!

Candy Cane Hunt img_0043 img_0041 img_0040

On Friday of this week, TCS students gathered in their colorful pajamas for a highly anticipated holiday tradition: the Candy Cane Hunt. During Whole School Choir, candy canes adorned with individual student names were hidden all over the backyard. The challenge: to search for your specific candy cane. Students were given mixed-grade partners and sent off on the hunt. It was wonderful to watch older students help younger ones, and to see the surprise and joy when pesky candy canes were finally located!

Important Dates:

  • December 17 – January 3 – Winter Break, No School
  • Wednesday, January 4 – School Resumes
  • Thursday, January 12 – Parent Forum, 5:45-6:45pm
  • Monday, January 16 – MLK Jr. Day, No School