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What’s happening in First Grade?

Friday, April 9, 2021

What’s happening in First Grade?

Solids and Liquids This week, First Grade scientists spent time investigating a variety of solids including; cornmeal, rice, lima beans, pinto beans, and mung beans. These scholars compared this group of solids to liquids they […]
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This Week In First Grade!

Friday, March 26, 2021

This Week In First Grade!

Science This week in science students learned how liquids change shape in different containers. Scholars poured the same amount of water into containers of different sizes. Scholars were amazed to see how the liquids changed […]
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Fun in First Grade !!!

Friday, March 19, 2021

Fun in First Grade !!!

Fluid Dynamics In Science, students are studying the properties of liquids by observing everyday household liquids such as cooking oil, fabric softener, and body wash. Liquids can be transparent, translucent, viscous, foamy, bubbly, and/or have […]
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First Grade Rocks !!!!

Friday, March 12, 2021

First Grade Rocks !!!!

Science Fun We have begun our third trimester with a Science unit on “Solids and Liquids.” In this unit,  students are learning to identify and categorize different forms of matter by their properties. Scholars were […]
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Fun In First Grade !!!

Friday, March 5, 2021

Fun In First Grade !!!

Social Studies This week in social studies our scholars wrapped up our Australia unit. Scholars have learned so much about Australia. We studied the compass rose and learned about maps and globes. Scholars are excited […]
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First Grade FUN!!!!

Friday, February 26, 2021

First Grade FUN!!!!

Social Studies This week in Social Studies scholars put some finishing touches on our Aboriginal dot paintings. Scholars are so excited to share these with you during our student-led conferences. Scholars also continued looking at […]
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Fun In First Grade

Friday, February 19, 2021

Fun In First Grade

Social Studies This week in Social Studies students dug deep and studied the differences between a map and a globe. Students made observations such as a map being flat and a globe is a sphere. […]
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First Grade Fun !!!!

Friday, February 12, 2021

First Grade Fun !!!!

Social Studies This week in Social Studies our scholars continued taking a deeper look at the Australian Aboriginals. We focused mainly on their artwork. We learned that the Aboriginals were known for doing dot paintings. […]
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Word Detectives !!!!

Friday, February 5, 2021

Word Detectives !!!!

Social Studies This week in Social Studies our scholars took a deeper look at the Australian Aboriginals. Scholars learned some interesting facts about the culture of the aboriginal peoples. These people have different art, culture, […]
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First Grade Fun !!!

Friday, January 29, 2021

First Grade Fun !!!

Animals In Australia This week in social studies our scholars chose an Australian animal that they wanted to study. We had some friends who chose Dingos, Kangaroos, Koalas, and even Emus. Our scholars then used […]
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First Grade: Kim Vennewald

Kim is so excited to be teaching First Grade at The Cooper School! She moved to Charleston from New York City almost 2 years ago. She earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Hunter College in New York City and worked as an elementary school teacher for 12 years, teaching across all subject areas for grades 2-5. After teaching for several years, Kim became an Academic Curriculum Coordinator where she was given the opportunity to supervise the curriculum for grades K-8. Kim enjoys relaxing on the beach, reading, spending time with her husband and her dog, Harley, and enjoying all of the wonderful things Charleston has to offer.