The Cooper School Daily

Climbing Finale, Fantastic Mr. Fox & More Discoveries About Our Great Nation!

Climbing Finale

Third Graders wrapped up our final climbing adventure this week! Students were thrilled to set and meet multiple personal climbing goals while encouraging their peers in positive ways! Climbing allowed opportunities for Third Graders to demonstrate leadership while promoting team-building as we wrap up this magical year in Third Grade! We were very lucky to have had so many volunteers chaperone and join us at and ON the climbing walls! Third Graders loved every minute of their climbing adventures!

More Roald Dahl Please!

This week Third Grade readers enjoyed our second Roald Dahl novel, Fantastic Mr. Fox! In this novel, readers practiced various reading strategies to enhance comprehension. Scholars worked to identify the “Who” and the “What” as they read, stopping periodically to name the character on a page and what that character was doing. Third Grade readers also practiced a technique called “Stop, Think, Paraphrase” to be able to retell what they have read. Third Grade scholars know that good readers keep up with a story by thinking about what they have just read and putting it in their own words!

Discovering The Grand Old U.S.A.!

This week Third Graders made more discoveries about regions of the United States. We closely examined the southeast, northeast, and western regions to identify the geography, landforms, economy, culture and people connected to each region. Scholars were thrilled to take a closer look at their state and identify the geography and landforms found in their particular state. Students took a closer look at the borders of their state as we prepare to build 3-D maps of our states and present them to Second Grade!

Important Dates

Tuesday, May 30                            Movie Night, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 1                             Graduation Day, 11:30 dismissal

Friday, June 2                                  Field Day, 11:30 dismissal