The Cooper School Daily

Elementary for 800, Please!

Our Fourth Graders jumped at the opportunity to participate in Vocabulary Jeopardy! This clever game combined math skills, vocabulary comprehension, teamwork and patience, while learning their vocabulary words for the week. What a powerful combination! The class divided into two groups and the game commenced. Each team picked a pocket from the Jeopardy game board, which contained points. 1000 points was the highest either team could earn. Teams would take turns picking one of three categories: Finding the synonym, using the word in a sentence, or defining the word. The riveting game proved to be a success among both competitive teams. Jeopardy is a wonderful method of delivering educational content to classroom learners. Please ask your child which vocabulary word was the most challenging to use in a sentence!



Rebels and Redcoats Field Trip!

Fourth Graders traveled back in time during our American Revolution field trip. We spent the morning downtown at The Old Exchange and the Provost Dungeon. This field trip encouraged students to use their imagination while witnessing the start of a revolution. They were literally walking in the footsteps of legends. Fourth Graders got to visit the Heyward-Washington House and the Powder Magazine to learn more about other aspects of the British occupation of Charleston. Our class was able to appreciate the significance of these historical landmarks since we have been learning in depth about the Rebels and Redcoats. Ask your child about a highlight from the field trip! You won’t be disappointed.



(April 19, 1775) The Shot Heard Round the World!

Students had the opportunity to reenact the Shot Heard Round the World in honor of studying the American Revolution. Fourth Graders transformed into groups of Loyalists, Patriots and Undecided colonists. We acted out the scenario on the playground with great intensity and conviction. Our scholars have been reading primary sources to keep informed of critical events during the war. Students were able to study three different sections of the Declaration of Independence! Each student kept a diary in character and recorded events of the simulation. Our historians played an active, hands on role in learning about our current unit and the simulation proved to be a rewarding experience. Ask your child about “The Shot Heard Round the World!”

Important Dates:

Friday, 12/7 K-2 Movie Night

Tuesday, 12/11- Winter Choir Performance (1:30pm @ The Circular Church)

Friday, 12/14 3-5 Movie Night

Friday, 12/21- Pajama Day- ½ day

12/22- Winter Break Begins