The Cooper School Daily

Bird Groupings

Bird Groupings

Second Graders continued their science unit on birds this week. Scholars identify their birds by their bird groupings. These groupings are Birds of Prey, Water Birds, Game Birds, and Song Birds.  Some defining features of birds of prey are that they eat live prey, have a hooked beak, and possess exceptionally keen vision! Some defining features of water birds are that they eat fish, live near water, have long beaks and waterproof feathers.  Some defining characteristics of game birds are that they are also called ground birds and they lay eggs in grass on the ground, rather than building a nest. Some defining characteristics of song birds are that they are colorful and make music.

Two, Three, and Four Equal Shares

Second Graders studied equal shares this week, specifically dividing groups into two equal shares, three equal shares, and four equal shares.  Two equal shares might be named half, one half, or 2 parts. Three equal shares might be named one third or 1 out of three parts. Four equal shares might be called 1/4th, one fourth, or one out of four parts.  Scholars took post-it notes and folded these shares as examples of each type of share!


Second Grade’s vocabulary words this week are based on the book Nutmeg by author David Lucas. This is a story of a young girl named Nutmeg who has a redundant daily life eating the same breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.  This is the case until Nutmeg meets a genie who gifts her with a magical spoon and three wishes. Nutmeg’s home is whipped into a new world with an unknown future. The only certainty is a life that promises something different from her previously scheduled days.  The story challenges readers to embrace changes!

Important Dates

May 10th 11:30 Dismissal

May 10th Pass It On (5pm-6pm at The Scottish Rite)

May 19th TCS End of the Year Celebration at The Riverdogs Baseball Game

May 27th No School – Memorial Day

May 30th 11:30 Dismissal

May 31st Field Day- 11:30 Dismissal