This week Fourth Grade, was so excited to begin studying Heartbeat by Sharon Creech. This is a sophisticated narrative poem told from the point of view of an eleven-year-old girl. Students have learned about the elements of narrative poetry, made character inferences, and thought about extended metaphor and writer’s craft. Next week, they will be delving deep into symbolism. Ask your child what his/her favorite part of this emotional book is so far!
Fourth Grade recently began a new unit in science called The Sun, Moon and Stars. This week our focus was on the Sun. Students first used a compass to locate the East/West line in our backyard. Standing on this line and facing south we tracked the Sun’s movement throughout the school day. On Tuesday, students tracked their shadow’s movement with the help of a partner. Students traced their partner’s shadow at two different times during the day. They discovered that their shadow pointed Northwest at 10am and then Northeast at 2:00pm. Students also discovered that their shadow was longest when the sun was close to the horizon and shortest when it was high in the sky.
Whole-School Writing Workshop
This week was special at The Cooper School because on Friday we had our annual Whole School Writing Workshop. This unique morning allows our youngest students to work alongside our oldest on writing poetry inspired by our Pass-It-On charity. This year proceeds from Pass-It-On will benefit I Heart Hungry Kids Foundation, which helps children throughout the lowcountry.
Saturday, March 24th Spring Planting Party 9am-12pm
Friday, March 30th Spring Break begins
Monday, April 9th Return from Spring Break