The Cooper School Daily

Asia Celebration

Guest Speaker

Third Graders had another guest speaker this week, this time focused on Black History Month and the Gullah people of South Carolina. Cindy Makowsky, Boaz’s mom, came to talk to the students about her family and the power of preserving history. Students were delighted to learn about the traditions, language, and food of these local people and their important role in Charleston history.



Continuing with geometry, Third Graders have been focused on symmetry and congruence. Through observation, exploration, and construction, students have explored these concepts in a variety of ways. These concepts are applied to polygons and help students gain a deeper understanding of the variety of shapes within this category.




This week, Third Graders were thrilled to present the final product of their Asia Study. They have been working hard for the past 8 weeks, researching, constructing, and practicing their topic to share with their families. The school library was a showcase for all things Asia, representing the many aspects of this study and the students’ artwork. Third Graders then shared their speeches about their chosen Chinese Culture topic. They did an amazing job and showed such maturity and poise in their presentations.

Important Dates

  • Monday, March 5th                            Student Led Conference, 11:30 Dismissal
  • Tuesday, March 6th                           Student Led Conference, 11:30 Dismissal
  • Thursday, March 8th                         Silent Auction
  • Saturday, March 24th                        Spring Planting Party
  • Monday, March 26th                         Third Grade Radio Show, 1:45
  • Friday, March 30th                             Spring Break begins
  • Monday, April 9th                               Return from Spring Break