The Cooper School Daily

Discovering Sounds

Observing Properties of Sound


Third Grade scientists were thrilled to begin our sound study this week in Science! We reviewed how scientists can observe using their senses and then discussed the various properties to compare when observing sound. Young scientists explored the properties of sound that make them identifiable during the “Drop Challenge”. They listened to sounds made by objects dropped into a drop chamber and attempted to identify the objects based on their sounds. Stay tuned for more sound investigations as we continue this exciting unit!


Writing Workshop

Third Graders have been learning all about what good writers do as we settled into Writing Workshop this week. Students are learning the routines and procedures of our Writing Workshop time as they begin to write about their own lives. Young writers practiced brainstorming topics that interest them or things that they know a lot about. Students found ways to come back to a piece of writing and learned strategies to guide them. We reviewed how to use an editing checklist and how important it is to reread our writing. They are such enthusiastic writers and ready to grow as authors this year. Stay tuned for great work as we begin writing our own personal narratives!


Lunch Buddies

Third Graders spent time getting to know each other even more as they enjoyed learning new and different things IMG_1343about their “Lunch Buddies” each day this week. We reviewed ways to start a conversation and even brainstormed questions that they could ask each other. Students were challenged to find new and unique things that they have in common with their “Lunch Buddy”. Third Graders were delighted to find out new things and share wonders with their “Lunch Buddies”!


Important Dates

  • Monday, September 5th                 Labor Day – No School
  • Thursday, September 29th               Curriculum Night 5:30 pm