The Cooper School Daily

Fossil Hunting!

Field Trip

4th Grade’s final field trip of the year was to Charleston Fossil Adventures. Students had so much fun searching for fossils and shark teeth on Folly Beach and having their own souvenirs to take home. We want to extend a huge thanks to our tour guide Captain Mike for helping us have the best field trip ever.


Our last SEL unit for the year is Persistence, which is when you keep going even when things get difficult. This is very similar to perseverance, which is overcoming difficult obstacles. These characteristics go hand-in-hand and we’re hoping to teach our 4th graders to stay strong and true to themselves during moments of hardship with this unit. Around the classroom, we have posted motivational things students can say to themselves when they’re trying to persist. How else can our students persist and persevere over the summer?

ERB Testing

Students spent this week preparing and completing some of their ERB Testing. Students were tested on various subjects such as Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Writing Concepts, Vocabulary, and Quantitative Reasoning. In preparation for this week, Students have practiced different test taking strategies and reviewed ways to identify useful information in passages. Students will continue to test through next week and we are so proud! Be sure to ask your Student about their ERB Testing experience. 

Important Dates:

May 17-23 – ERB Testing

May 20-23rd – SPIRIT WEEK!

Monday, May 20: Color Day – pick your favorite color and rock it!

Tuesday, May 21: Fan Day – teams, artists, characters, etc.!

Wednesday, May 22: Wacky Wednesday – patterns, styles, don’t hold back!

Thursday, May 23: Crazy socks AND hats!

May 24 – No School (Teacher Workday)

May 27 – No School (Memorial Day)

May 30 – ½ Day (8th Grade Graduation)

May 31 – ½ Day, Field Day, Last Day of School