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January News !!!

Friday, January 22, 2021

January News !!!

Social Studies In Social Studies this week our scholars focused on the Great Barrier Reef. Our scholars were able to locate the Great Barrier reef on a map. We learned so many fun facts about […]
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Happy Friday !!!

Friday, January 15, 2021

Happy Friday !!!

Social Studies Our scholars have been studying facts in our Australia books all week. They have learned amazing facts about the animals in the biomes of Australia. Did you know that there are three times […]
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First Grade Fun !!

Friday, January 8, 2021

First Grade Fun !!

Mapping the World In Social Studies, we began our study of the continent of Australia!  In this important study, students are learning cardinal directions, map navigation, and the differences in maps and globes.  They are […]
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Winter Break !!!!

Friday, December 18, 2020

Winter Break !!!!

Phonics In Phonics, our word detectives have been solving special cases. We have been exploring word contractions and compound words. Our scholars went on a reading hunt looking for word contractions such as I’m, We’re, […]
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First Grade Fun !!!

Friday, December 11, 2020

First Grade Fun !!!

Citizenship This week, First Grade scholars took a closer look at what it means to be a good citizen. These kind friends know that a citizen is anyone who lives in our country and that […]
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Fun In First Grade

Friday, December 4, 2020

Fun In First Grade

Citizenship  This week, First Grade scholars started our citizenship unit. Students discussed what makes a family and shared some family traditions. Our scholars were able to describe the difference between families then and now. Lastly, […]
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Fall Break News

Friday, November 20, 2020

Fall Break News

Science This week we had the pleasure of presenting The Insect Museum! Our young scientists presented research on local insects, insect writing, and life cycle diagrams. Scholars were thrilled to share their insects with the […]
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Caterpillars, Yoga, and More!

Friday, November 13, 2020

Caterpillars, Yoga, and More!

Science Our scientists had a blast creating paper plate caterpillars! Students used a model to copy and create their own caterpillars.  We also used a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast butterflies and moths.  Students […]
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Happy Friday !!!

Friday, October 30, 2020

Happy Friday !!!

Insect Researchers Our First Grade Scientists selected an insect they wanted to research this week! Each student chose an insect that they felt was special to them. We used our Ipads and Epic to find […]
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Fun in First Grade

Friday, October 23, 2020

Fun in First Grade

Math In math, we are learning strategies to solve subtraction problems such as counting on or counting back with a number path and drawing pictures.  Students used a life-sized number path to help them solve […]
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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.