The Art Walk is a unique and wonderful experience for The Cooper School community. Our fantastic art teacher, Kerry Bevers, works with your little Monets and Picassos each week, creating masterpieces. Student work is mounted and put on display by an array of volunteers, students practice speaking about their art and write thoughtful artist statements. Finally, the Art Walk arrives! Families move through the building, taking in all of the extraordinary artwork that decks the halls.
This year, the Cooper School Art Walk was impressive! Students from Kindergarten to 5th grade displayed amazing talent in various forms of artwork, from landscapes, to symmetry studies and works in pastels and watercolors. Thank you for everyone who was able to come and participate in this celebration of beauty, hard work and talent by everyone involved.
This week marked the beginning of the 4th Grade Australia Study. The very first lesson of this unit focuses on being able to locate all 7 continents and 5 oceans on a map and a globe. Once this skill is mastered, students then practiced the skill of reading to collect information about a specific topic- AUSTRALIA! Next we will dive seep into the biomes and people of Australia.
This week students worked hard to complete compliment books. After lessons about how to craft a thoughtful compliment, brainstorming possible words to use, and thinking of an individualized compliment for each student in the class, the books finally came together. What better Valentine’s Day gift could you ask for than a book full of beautiful compliments just for you?