The Cooper School Daily

Better Together!

Kindergarten Buddies

This Monday, your big buddies got to spend the entire morning with their Kindergarten buddies! After Whole School Morning Meeting our two classes stayed in the library for an energizer game of Yoga Corners, and then a quiet time of reading buddies. Each 5th grade leader was paired with 2 or 3 Kindergarteners to read a poetry book or picture book on their reading level. It warmed my heart to see them snuggled up enjoying books together! After snack, we all headed out to the soccer fields down the road to get lots of space to run around and play field day games. I think my favorite part was playing “Everybody’s It”. Ask your child what their favorite part about this special day was!


Peter and the Starcatchers

Continuing our week of special events, your thespians visited the Dock Street Theater on Tuesday for a showing of Peter and the Starcatchers. They got an exciting surprise when Mr. Atam appeared on stage as the pirate character, Smee! We laughed, gasped, and giggled with each other throughout the entire show. Charleston Stage continues to amaze us with their talent and we are so fortunate to collaborate with them each year at TCS. Ask your child what their favorite part of Peter and the Starcatchers was!

Memorization Masters

This week during Poetry Centers I noticed that many of your poets were drawn to the Memorization Masters center. I could not believe how quickly they were able to memorize each poem and recite it to a partner while being videotaped. I realized that this probably stems from the hard work they all did on their Poet Muse projects last year, where they were asked to study a poet and ultimately memorize one of the poems written by that poet. Memorization is a difficult, but rewarding skill to gain and it requires practice. I was so happy to see that the 5th Graders still enjoy this challenge and enjoy the art of reciting poetry! Ask your child how many poems they have memorized so far.


Important Dates

Monday and Tuesday, March 6-7   Conferences, 11:30 Dismissal

Wednesday, March 8                       Picture Day!

Thursday, March 9                           TCS Movie Screening, Terrace Theater 6:45pm

Friday, March 10                               Study Trip, Creative Minds Preschool

Friday, March 10                               Parent’s Night Out, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, March 21                           Writing Workshop with Marcus