The Cooper School Daily

Writing Fun!


This week, Third Graders were delighted to welcome a special guest writing teacher! Cinelle Barnes is a published author whose daughter is in our Kindergarten class. She joined us on both Thursday and Friday to explore different aspects of accessing our memories to write memoir stories. The first day, she brought a variety of candles to smell and to think about what memories are associated with certain scents. A popular scent that students wrote about was the pine smell and the many connections to the holiday season. The next day, they used maps to consider their place in the story. It was great to hear tips and tricks from a published author!


This week the students were introduced to the many uses and fun ways of using jump ropes. After talking about how to be safe and care for them during Whole School Morning Meeting on Monday, students spent the week having so much fun with them! Third Graders loved having Movement withKindergarten so that they could share how to properly jump rope. Third Graders worked with their Kindergarten buddy to show them how to use a single jump rope as well as how to jump with the big rope. We also enjoyed some creative ways of using jump ropes in imaginative play!


How many drops of water can one penny hold? This was the question that Third Graders set out to answer and, boy, were we surprised by the results! Using eye droppers, students slowly added one drop at a time and were able to add more than 20 drops of water onto one tiny penny! The next question was… how?? Students discussed the property of surface tension and how it holds the water in a dome shape until it gets too heavy and collapses. Ask your student how many drops they got on their penny.

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, October 31st          Halloween, 11:30 Dismissal
  • Monday, November 13th      Conferences, 11:30 Dismissal
  • Tuesday, November 14th      Conferences, 11:30 Dismissal
  • Monday, November 20th      Harvest Feast, 11:30 Dismissal
  • Tuesday, November 21st      Thanksgiving Break, No School
  • Monday, November 27th      School Resumes