The Cooper School Daily

Busy Bees!

Bee Study


This week Fourth Graders have been using their research skills to gather lots of information about their bee topic. They finally reached the point where they began videoing their movie. The students were thrilled to get in front of and behind the “camera” as they recorded short movies on their iPads. They are now in the stages of putting these clips together into one and a half to three minute videos on their topic. All the videos will be compiled together into this year’s Bee Presentation and shared with parents and students next week!

          photo-nov-08-12-46-57-pmSpecial Guest

Fourth Graders were treated with a visit from our observation hive expert, Tom Knaust, from Queen and Comb Apiaries. Tom came to teach us how to “feed” the bees because their honey stores get low as we head into winter. He took some time out of his day to point out many fascinating things in our hive and to answer the many, many questions the fourth graders had. Students used this expert to add facts to their bee presentations and answer many of the wonders we have had on our bee wonder wall. Thanks for the visit, Tom!


Finger Knitting

Learning tphoto-nov-07-9-53-09-amo finger knit in kindergarten has been a Cooper School tradition for years. What better teachers than students who have done it for years? Fourth Grade students were excited to become the teachers as we joined Kindergarten this week to teach the new TCS students how to finger knit. Finger knitting is great fine motor work for children of all ages. Fourth and Fifth Graders will continue to work with the Kindergarteners on creating finger knitted garlands that will be used for our annual Christmas Tree decorating in Marion Square.

Important Dates:

  • Monday, November 14 – Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 Dismissal
  • Tuesday, November 15 – Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 Dismissal
  • Friday, November 18 – Bee Presentation, 1:45
  • Tuesday, November 22 – Harvest Feast, 11:30 Dismissal
  • November 23 – 27 – Thanksgiving Break, No School