The Second Grade Science Symposium was a huge success. Experimenting with force, balance, and motion concluded this week with students presenting their lab reports for friends and family. Expert scientists were eager to share the scientific data they had collected. They each explained their step-by-step procedures that they followed and presented their detailed conclusions. They even added in supporting research to support their reasoning. Parents had an opportunity to join in on the fun by experimenting and comparing their results to the students. First Graders stopped by to learn all about lab reports and got a glimpse into exciting future topics.
This week in Whole School Morning Meetings, students and teachers continued learning all about traditions and holidays that occur around the world during December and January. On Tuesday, students learned about the unique holiday tradition celebrated in Senegal called Tamkharit. This holiday celebrates the coming of the New Year. Besides food being extremely important in this tradition, students learned about the drum. In Senegal, the teenagers prepare drums to bring to the festival and play after their big feast. Later in the week, students learned all about the menorah and its significance in the holiday tradition of Chanukkah. On the final day of holiday celebrations, students discovered how people celebrate Winter Solstice around the world with bonfires, candles, and the burning of the Yule log to coax back the sun.
Thank you TCS families for contributing warm pajamas for Carolina Youth Development Center! The Cooper School donated several pairs of pajamas this year! We are proud to support such a wonderful cause.
To conclude our pajama drive, we celebrated by getting comfortable in our own cozy clothes. Students had a fun day filled with exciting holiday read alouds, holiday inspired learning centers, and a sparkling Candy Cane Hunt. We hope you have a beautiful and happy holiday season!
December 16th– January 3rd Winter Break
Wednesday, January 4th School Resumes
Thursday, January 12th Study Trip to Caw Caw
Monday, January 16th MLK Day – No School