The Cooper School Daily

Flat Stanley

Bird Beaks

Second Graders continued their new science unit on birds this week. Scholars studied bird beaks and the categories in which they could be divided.  The categories included drilling, probing, striking, tearing, sipping, cracking, straining, scooping, and picking. Scholars divided their birds into these categories based on how they imagine each bird utilizes their beak as an eating utensil.  An example of a drilling bird is the Downy Woodpecker and an example of a cracking bird is a Northern Cardinal.


Second Graders began to study multiplication strategies this week by discussing equal groups and arrays. Scholars learned that the same number of objects are called equal groups.  They also learned that a rectangular array is an arrangement of objects or symbols in rows and columns. Second Graders then wrote number stories to display these concepts.

Flat Stanley

This week Second Graders attended “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” at the historic Dock Street Theater located in downtown Charleston.  This musical is based on the beloved children’s book “Flat Stanley” by Jeff Brown, about a boy, Stanley Lambchop, who wishes upon a falling star to be different.  When he wakes up the next morning, Stanley finds that he has been flattened and his adventures begin! Second Grade enjoyed reading this book before attending, and making comparisons of how the book and play were similar or different.

Important Dates

April 30th Climbing Field Trip

May 10th 11:30 Dismissal

May 10th Pass It On (5pm-6pm @ The Scottish Rite)