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Friday 23, 2019

Hello First Grade Parents!

 Welcome Back to School! First Grade students eagerly jumped right in to the first week of school. Our Scholars spent a good part of each day making discoveries about their new classroom, practicing new and […]
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Friday 31, 2019

Saying Goodbye to an Epic School Year!

Paving the Way… This week, 1st Graders interviewed 2nd Graders to get an idea of what their next year will be like. It was so wonderful to hear all the things their older peers love […]
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Friday 24, 2019

How Far We’ve Come!

1st Graders Are Author Experts Our week in 1st Grade culminated with the Author Expert Presentation. When we began this project, each student selected a favorite author that they wanted to learn more about. After […]
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Friday 17, 2019

More Than Ready for 2nd Grade!

Crafty Kiddos 1st Graders have been working on weaving in Art and doing some beading in Centers. These activities help to develop the strength between the thumb and forefinger. The pincer grip is the same […]
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Saturday 11, 2019

Savoring Every Special Moment

Festival of Flowers This week, we had a 1st Grade parent come in to teach us about Flores de Mayo. Flores de Mayo is a festival held in the Philippines in the month of May.  […]
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Friday 3, 2019

Watch Us Bloom Like Spring!

Amazing Authors This week in 1st Grade, we launched our Author Expert Study. Each student selected a favorite author whose books they enjoy reading or whom they want to learn more about. Some of the […]
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Friday 26, 2019

The Life and Times of TCS 1st Graders and Their Families!

The Adventures of Flat Stanley On Tuesday, April 23rd, 1st Graders and Kindergarteners enjoyed a show at The Dock Street Theatre, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. The play, based on Jeff Brown’s bestselling children’s […]
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Thursday 18, 2019

We Persist!

One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s Treasure In Art, students created found object collages. In honor of Earth Day, they upcycled items that would typically end up in the trash can, such as wine corks, […]
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Friday 12, 2019

Changing the World Begins With Us!

Writing for Change On Tuesday, April 9th, the entire Cooper School community came together to write tribute poems connected to the social justice cause we will support this year for Pass It On. A few […]
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Friday 5, 2019

Poetry, Math, and Swimming, Oh My!

Poetry Pros First Graders have been delving deeper into poetry in both Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop. Before we begin reading or writing, we have a short whole-group mini-lesson  on the carpet where students are […]
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First Grade: Erin Biddle

Erin Biddle enters her fifth year at The Cooper School. Erin brings eighteen years of classroom experience in Connecticut, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Erin received her BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Mercyhurst University. She is thrilled to be a member of The Cooper School team! Erin enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris and daughter, Abigail exploring Charleston and going to the beach.

“Almost two years ago, my family and I decided to move to Charleston, South Carolina.  I had been working in the public school system for over ten years and felt discouraged, dissatisfied, and had become (admittedly) bitter.  I was hoping to find a school where I could truly teach again and live up to my full potential. A school that felt more like a home away from home then just a job. I found all this and more at The Cooper School!

Every day at The Cooper School, teachers and administrators respect and show admiration for each other. We consistently work together to help and support each other. I love that about TCS! Each day I learn something new and grow as a teacher because of the wonderful people I work with. It has renewed my love and passion for teaching.

I feel so fortunate to be a part of the TCS family and can’t wait to continue to learn and grow more as a teacher and as a person. It is a perfect place where a child’s childhood is protected and cherished.  It is a place where joyful learning happens everyday and is my home away from home!”