The Cooper School Daily

Mathematically Speaking


Thinking mathematically comes naturally to these Second Graders! Students reviewed concepts such as even and odd numbers, skip counting, and adding coins. Scholars were excited to learn their new routine for using slates and accessing math tools. Eager students even began working on enrichment activities when they completed their independent math work.

Reading Workshop

Second Graders began the week by sharing their Hopes and Dreams for the new school year during Morning Meeting. Students also explained why they chose it, and how they planned to accomplish it. Later in the week, scholars discussed how they planned to accomplish their Hope and Dream by discussing expectations for learning in the classroom. Students became very thoughtful after listening to their peers share their hopes and articulated ways to make those dreams become a reality.


Second Grade geologists were excited to explore how to sort and classify rocks based
 on their properties. Using magnifying glasses, students classified river stones into different groups based on their different properties. Students challenged each other to sort the stones in as many different ways as possible. They learned that when classifying items, there is more than one way to do it.

Important Dates:

Monday, September 3rd                          Labor Day, No School

Tuesday, September 4th                          Parent Coffee – 8am

Thursday, September 27th                      Curriculum Night, 5:30-6:30