The Cooper School Daily

April 18th, 2019


Third Graders spent the week wrapping up Unit 8 in Math. In this unit, students worked to master measuring line segments to the nearest quarter inch, identifying polygons that form the faces of prisms, and by modeling sharing situations involving money. Students worked especially hard in this unit to improve their skills in dividing money among groups. Third Graders wrapped up their week with a Unit 8 assessment and are looking forward to beginning their ninth and final Math unit of the school year!

Rock Climbing

Students had the time of their lives this week at the James Island County Park! Third Grade spent Tuesday morning creating individual goals for rock climbing. Students persevered for two hours at the climbing wall, overcoming their own fears and stepping outside of their comfort zones. Third Graders truly impressed us by persevering in their own climbing, but also by showing support for classmates as they worked toward their own goals. Following climbing, Third Graders took some time to reflect on their goals to decide how they could achieve them easier during our next trip or to set new ones if they’d already overcome what they had hoped for.


This week, Third Graders finished up their Structures of Life unit in Science. Students started the unit by studying seeds of assorted fruits. Over several weeks, students observed as their seeds germinated and moved through each phase of a plant’s life cycle. Students have also cared for and observed the habitats of our classroom crayfish, while learning about their own adaptations. Students were very excited to apply all of their knowledge to food chains and the circle of life.


Important Dates:

  • April 19th-22nd – April Break (No School)
  • April 23rd – Next Rock Climbing Date
  • April 24th – Flat Stanley Field Trip
  • April 25th – Spring Auction
  • May 10th- 11:30 Dismissal
  • May 10th – Pass It On (5pm-6pm)