The Cooper School Daily

Halloween Week!

Make It Fancy!

Second Grade writers worked to make their “How To Books” fancier this week by utilizing a few tips and tricks during Writing Workshop.  They first checked to see if their words were spelled correctly. They combed through their sentences to clear up any confusion within their text and to exchange any dull words for exciting words.  Second Graders also added text features like bold words and added pictures for a completely new look. They finished off their books with considering a number of new titles.

What Two Texts Have In Common

In this week’s Reading Workshop, Second Graders continued their study of nonfiction texts evaluating what two texts have in common! Before reading both books, Second Graders previewed two non-fiction books of the same topic. They analyzed the Table of Contents to see if the headings were similar.  After completing this task they used a post-it note to make notes to document “add-on” facts that each text provided on the similar topic.


It was a spooky Wednesday at The Cooper School and our day was filled with delight as Second Grade dressed for the occasion of Halloween! Second Grade took home many best costume awards and even included a few raffle prize winners. We also enjoyed reading Halloween themed books with our Fourth Grade reading buddies.

November 12th & 13th           Conferences (11:30 dismissal)

November 19th                       Publishing Party – How To Books

November 20th                       Harvest Festival (11:30 dismissal)