The Cooper School Daily

Magical Seeds of Empathy

Fairy Tale Magic

Third Graders had the chance to be fabulous audience members on Tuesday as they attended The Charleston Music Hall for a ballet performance of The Ugly Duckling and The Velveteen Rabbit. Students were captivated by the presentation of these fairy tale favorite stories told through dance. This study trip was the perfect way to launch our new fairy tale reading and writing units of study! Students spent the rest of the week diving into the reading of fairy tales, identifying fairy tale elements and the writing of fairy tale adaptations. Ask your Third Grader what they learned about fairy tales this week!

Seed Discoveries!

Third Graders participated in a Seed Dispersal Challenge during our outdoor exploration and discovered the many ways that seeds can be dispersed from their parent plant. Science groups were given a variety of challenges and found creative ways to help their seeds survive and thrive using materials like tape, pipe cleaners, paper clips, rubber bands and string! Black eye pea seeds were launched through the air, sailed on the water, swung by string and buried all over our school’s backyard! We are going to examine the life cycle and growth process of these seedlings in a hydroponic tank during learning centers when we return from Spring Break. Third Grade science is fun!

Empathy is Everywhere!

This week during Whole School Morning Meeting, scholars shared all that they have been learning in their classrooms about empathy. Students shared times they have received and shown empathy as well as the steps that you can take when being empathetic towards others. Cooper School scholars discussed the places where they noticed themselves showing the most empathy and even learned a new chant about this great life skill!

The Cooper School Silent Auction is coming up!

Don’t forget to purchase tickets for TCS Silent Auction. This year’s auction will be on Thursday, April 20th at 5:30! Click on the link below to get your tickets now!

Important Dates:

Monday, April 10 – 17                      Spring Break, No School

Tuesday, April 18                              School Resumes

Thursday, April 20                            TCS Silent Auction, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Tuesday April 25                              JICP Climbing Wall 3rd Grade

Tuesday, May 2                                 JICP Climbing Wall 3rd Grade

Tuesday, May 9                                 JICP Climbing Wall 3rd Grade

Tuesday, May 16                               JICP Climbing Wall 3rd Grade

Friday, May 5                                     Grandparents Day, 11:30 Dismissal

Friday, May 5                                     Pass It On, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Sunday, May 7                                   End of Year Picnic, 3:30 – 5:00 pm