The Cooper School Daily

A Week of Fun!

Movement Study Trip

This week, we completed our second trip to James Island County Park for kayaking and paddle boarding lessons. We had a blast! This week students learned the proper way to get in and out of their boat, as well as, putting their boat in and out of the water! Then, they practiced trying to steer and learned the proper paddle techniques. We had beautiful weather and a lovely day on the water!

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

The annual Cooper School Grandparents and Special Friends Day was a huge success! Fourth Graders were delighted to welcome their friends and family into the classroom and to share our routine of a Morning Meeting “greeting”. Students worked on an interview with their visitor and learned a lot about each other. After finishing our introduction, Fourth Graders were proud to show off and explain their Poet Muse projects. Then students led them to one of their favorite math games “Multiplication Top-It”. The last rotation was a science challenge where students, friends, and grandparents raced to put together a human skeleton.

Pass It On

After months of preparation your poets are finally ready to share their creative writing with everyone at the annual Pass It On celebration.  Now that their poems have been refined and published, your writers turned their focus toward performing this week.  We practiced reading our poems in big and small groups. Your poets analyzed the tone of their poem and discussed how that might change the way they read it.  They practiced pacing their reading, speaking loud and clear, and presenting with emotion. We can’t wait to share all of our hard work with you at this special event!

Important Dates:

May 7th – 11th                                 Teacher Appreciation Week

Thursday, May 10th                       Kayaking and Paddle Boarding

Sunday, May 13th                           Mother’s Day

May 14th -18th                                ERB Testing

May 20th                                          End of the Year Picnic @ Magnolia                                                                  Plantation  (3:30-5pm)