The Cooper School Daily

Breaking Ground in Cooper Village!

Compliment Writing


Just about everyone is familiar with the definition of a compliment. A compliment is an expression of praise or admiration. Although students give and receive bits of praise daily, this week Second Graders discussed giving and receiving meaningful compliments. They expressed the sentimental feeling one gets when receiving a genuine compliment. They also realized compliments weren’t just for the recipients, but for them as well. Students discovered that taking the time to admire their classmates’ best qualities built strong relationships and nurtured friendships.


Guest Speaker


On Tuesday, Will Wingfield, a local Charleston architect joined the class and discussed environmentally friendly commercial buildings.  Will gave Second Graders a glimpse into the world of design. He began by explaining the passive and active considerations architects contemplate when designing a building. He concluded his presentation by showing building blueprints which featured intricate details and many hours of thoughtfully planned out design. Will’s message helped students begin the initial design of their commercial buildings in Cooper Village. Using the knowledge they gained from him, students will make decisions about their building’s eco-friendly design.


Cooper Village


This week, students worked with their groups to construct their businesses. Second Graders were in charge of all major decisions such as, how the building would look, where the windows would be located, and what colors would be used to paint the exterior. Students were introduced to building materials that could be used to make their structure “green” or environmentally friendly. Some of the materials listed were solar panels, single or triple pane windows, and various installation options. Each material was given a price and, just like in any business, students were given a budget. Scholars had to discuss and compromise with each other on the materials that would best
fit their business and budget. 


Upcoming Dates


Wednesday, February 13th             Mayor John Techlenburg – Guest Speaker at 8:30 am

Thursday, February 14th                 Valentine’s Day Concert 1:30-2: 30 pm

Friday, February 15th                      Valentine’s Day Bake Sale at 2:00 – 2:30 pm  

Monday, February 18th                   No School

Tuesday, February 19st                    ½ Day – Carl Anderson Visits TCS

Tuesday, February 26th                  Cooper Village Presentation at 8:30 am