The Cooper School Daily

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The Handshake

img_1538 img_1537Charleston Stage came to Third Grade this week with spooky ghost stories, inspired by the North Carolina ghost tale, “The Handshake!” Our young actors practiced warming up their acting tools (voice, body & imagination), played “Handshake” themed theatre games, created tableau summaries of the story and identified character traits! Finally, on Friday, Third Grade preformed a short version of the play, “The Handshake!” We loved our acting coaches! THANK YOU, Mr. Jesse, Ms. Camille and Mr. Sean!


Adding & Subtracting Whole Numbers

This week, mathematicians moved into Unit 2, which focuses on basic addition and subtraction facts and their extensions. Third Graders practiced solutions strategies by using adding and subtraction number stories and computed with multi-digit numbers. We continued to grow our automaticity with addition facts through 10 + 10, fact families and number families. Math partners used a variety of strategies, such as function machines, to solve “What’s My Rule?” problems.

Learning Centers

Center time offers a variety of activities for students to show their creativity, apply their newly learned knowledge, collaborate with table-mates and return to work if they need extra time to complete an assignment. Third Graders are looking forward to building projects, integrating technology, keyboarding and tinkering. This is also a time for the teacher to meet individually or with small groups to offer support and better individualize instruction.

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, September 29th     Curriculum Night, 5:30-6:30
  • October 10th & 11th                   Fall Break, No School