The Cooper School Daily

Climbing to the Top!

Tribute Poem


On Tuesday morning, students gathered in the library for a very special Whole School Writing Workshop. Every year on this day, teachers and students join together to write poetry that will honor the charity chosen for Pass It On. The tribute poem this year will relate to the Charleston Animal Society. Students wrote and shared poems that described big feelings, extended metaphors, and took on different perspectives. Students of every grade level submit their poems and all TCS students vote on their favorite. Once established, it gets to be on the very first page of the Pass-It-On book.




Students began Unit 8 by reviewing and extending concepts of fractions. Students learned that fractions are parts of a whole number by exploring fraction parts with pattern blocks. Students recalled important vocabulary words, such as numerators and denominators. They used pennies and counters to explore fractions of a total amount. Friday was dedicated to introducing fraction concepts and skills through various games. Second Graders enjoyed playing three different fraction games that will ultimately help strengthen their understanding.




Second Graders set off on their first climbing adventure this week! The class went to James Island County Park to climb three different walls. Students were able to climb the 25-foot self-propelled wall, experiment in the bouldering cave, test their balance on the slack lines, and conqueror some fears on the 50-foot wall. This is a great time of year for students to set individual goals. Most students were able to reach their goal by climbing to the top of the high wall. Others have set personal goals knowing that they have three more opportunities to reach the top. The class even chose a goal that the group could all strive to achieve together. Wall climbing is a surprisingly effective way of building classroom cohesion.


Important Dates


March 24th                                     Stingray Family Night 7:00 P.M.

March 25th                                     Planting Party – 9:00 – 10:00 A.M.

March 30th                                     Parent Forum – 5:45-6:45 P.M.

April 10th – April 17th                   Spring Break