The Cooper School Daily


A Nest for Celeste

The current read aloud book selection our class is enjoying is A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home by author Henry Cole.  Celeste is a mouse who is looking for a home. Is it nestled in the toe of a warm boot? In the shirt pocket of Celeste’s new friend Joseph? Or is home the place deep inside Celeste’s heart, where friendships live? Second Graders look forward to discovering the answer.

Series Reading

Second Graders have begun their new study in Reading Workshop about book series.  Scholars determined that book series usually have a few things in common such as the same author, same problems, and the same main characters.  When reading a series, you want to keep track of the stars of the story, otherwise known as the main characters. Just like a television series, a book series has characters that frequently reappear.  Second Graders plan to become experts on the main characters of each of their series by making predictions on the plot of the story.


Our poetry studies continued this week as we discussed a different type of poetry called haiku.  Scholars learned that haikus are a traditional form of Japanese poetry that consists of three lines.  The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the third line has five syllables.  Scholars define syllables as a unit of pronunciation that have one vowel sound. Traditionally, haikus center around nature topics.

Important Dates

April 16th Climbing Field Trip

April 24th “Flat Stanley” at the Dock Street Theatre

April 25th Spring Auction

May 10th Pass It On (5pm-6pm)