The Cooper School Daily

Drama, Drama, Drama!

Drama

Your scholars have turned into actors this week! They have had a blast working with members from Charleston Stage to develop and block a play based upon a ghost story. Students have enjoyed the drama exercises, games, and acting out different characters.

 

Reading

We finished our first novel this week and began our second, Missing May by Cynthia Rylant. Students dove into this short novel focusing on the author’s point of view and the struggles/motivations of the characters.

 

Science

Students have built self-propelled Go carts. We are finalizing our designs and getting ready for the 2m race next week!

 

Word Work

Our vocabulary curriculum focuses on exposing the students to their new words several times throughout the week and in different contexts. We begin each unit by reading a story that uses the new words. Next, we move to completing sentences with the words, and then there are opportunities for puzzles, games, and dramatization. We all have a great time using our new vocabulary and recognizing them during reading as well. Vocabulary assessments are every two weeks. We review the words by playing charades and Padoodle! Ask your child what their favorite vocabulary game is!

 

Green River Preserve

Next week, we are taking our exciting study trip to Green River Preserve. Please look at the packing list and start packing for this fun filled trip!

 

Important Dates:

  • September 27-30- Green River Preserve
  • October 10-11- Fall Break
  • October 31st– Half Day at TCS

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