Writing for Change
On Tuesday, April 9th, the entire Cooper School community came together to write tribute poems connected to the social justice cause we will support this year for Pass It On. A few weeks back, students voted on several environmental organizations after hearing a brief description researched by their peers about each. Earthwatch was the clear winner. Earthwatch combines volunteer opportunities for individuals from all walks of life with scientific research expeditions to conserve wildlife and the environment. TCS students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade wrote passionate poems about protecting our seas, our wildlife, and about how we can reduce the amount of pollution we create and make a positive impact on our world. From these poems, our poetry committee will select one winning tribute poem. All of the money collected at Pass It On will be donated to Earthwatch.
In Science students are studying the properties of liquids by observing everyday household liquids, such as cooking oil, fabric softener, and body wash. Liquids can be transparent, translucent, viscous, foamy, bubbly, and/or have color. Our young chemists are enjoying shaking and rolling the bottles to see how each liquid moves and how they react with each other.
Shapes All Around Us
In Math, we are in our Geometry/Attributes unit. We have been using our attribute blocks to sort and classify, build various shapes, cut them in half, think about patterns and proportions, and understand differences and similarities between these shapes. We have also been noticing where we see these shapes in our home and school lives.
Friday, April 19th-Monday, April 22nd-TCS Closed for April Break
Friday, April 26th and Friday, May 3rd-remaining swimming lessons
Thursday, April 25th-TCS Black Tie and Blue Jeans Auction
Friday, May 10th- 11:30 Dismissal
Friday, May 10th- Pass It On (5pm-6pm @ The Scottish Rite)