The Cooper School Daily

Fourth Grade Rebels!

Rebels and Redcoats

On Tuesday, Fourth Graders went on a field trip to the Old Exchange Building, the Heyward-Washington House, and the Powder Magazine. Scholars traveled back to the year of 1781 when Charleston was under British Occupation. Their secret mission began with fellow Patriot soldiers who greeted them at the Old Exchange building. Fourth Graders learned all about where prisoners were held by the British in the dungeon. Next, they attempted the minuet, a traditional colonial dance in the Great Hall.  After dancing, students journeyed to the Heyward-Washington house where they were greeted by Mrs. Heyward. Finally, students prepared for battle by learning how to fire a cannon and shoot a musket at the Powder Magazine.


Kindergarten Buddies

On Wednesday, Fourth Graders were delighted to have Reading Buddies and Lunch Buddies with Kindergarten! Each student had a little buddy that they read a book with in the classroom and then ate lunch with on the porch. The best part of having a buddy is during free play. Buddies were seen running and chasing after each other in tag, some played Sharks and Minnows, while others used a jump rope to play a game of horsey.


Animal Adaptations

The next few weeks will be spent reading and analyzing nonfiction articles written
 about Animal Adaptations. During this unit, students are learning how to find the main idea, pick out important details, and make inferences based on word choice within the articles. By the end of this unit, students will master the art of analyzing nonfiction texts!   


Important Dates:


Monday, March 5th                              Student Led Conference, 11:30 Dismissal

Tuesday, March 6th                             Student Led Conference, 11:30 Dismissal

Thursday, March 8th                            Silent Auction

Saturday, March 24th                           Spring Planting Party

Friday, March 30th                               Spring Break begins

Monday, April 9th                                Return from Spring Break