The Cooper School Daily

Practice Makes Perfect!



This week, Second Graders strengthened their understanding of multiplication and division concepts by using manipulatives, arrays, and diagrams to find the answers to number stories. Students learned multiplication is an operation used to find the total number of things in several equal groups. They used arrays to determine the number of rows and the number of items in each row. Once students had drawn out the array, they were then able to clearly identify the total or answer to their multiplication problem. Overall, students were thrilled to be learning basic multiplication and division facts.


Cooper Village


Second Graders began the week by rehearsing for their presentation. They practiced reading their portion of the presentation individually, with partners, and in groups. Students gave constructive feedback to their peers by encouraging them to speak loud and proud or to add more expression. Second Graders practiced making eye contact and reading slowly so that the audience could understand the information being presented. On Thursday, their creativity shined brightly as the talented scholars presented Cooper Village with pride, confidence, and poise.




Second Graders have been reading about weather and climate. This nonfiction study encourages students to think like scientists through questioning and analysis of high-quality text. The big idea is the essential connection upon weather and climate, especially how weather shapes our lives, including what we do to reduce weather’s negative effects. These brave scholars have been demonstrating their ability to use evidence from the text to form valid arguments and make claims based on inferences.


Important Dates:


Monday, February, 27th                                    Sibling Day 8am – 11am (4 and 5 year old siblings)


Monday, February, 27th                                    Cooper Village Presentation at 2:00


Monday, March 6th                              Student-Led Conferences ½ Day


Tuesday, March 7th                             Student-Led Conferences ½ Day


Thursday, March 9th                             Movie Screening at The Terrace Theater 6:45pm


Friday, March 10th                                Parents Night Out at 5:30-8:00 pm