The Cooper School Daily

Mayor’s Visit and Valentines Concert

Valentine’s Day

This week, we celebrated Valentine’s Day on Thursday and it was a beautiful celebration of love and friendship. Students had the opportunity to distribute their compliment books and read all the wonderful compliments they received from their classmates. Our Valentine’s Day celebration concluded with a concert performed at The Circular Congregational Church. They also debuted a lively performance on the recorder. It was a sweet ending to a delightful day!

Mayor Tecklenburg

We also had the pleasure of a visit from Mayor John Tecklenburg on Tuesday. He came to share what a day in the life of a mayor looks like. Second Graders shared details about our Cooper Village project and asked questions pertaining to our challenges, like environmental awareness during our building construction and the professional roles that serve communities.


In preparation for student-led conferences, Second Grade scholars have begun the process of assessing their work. During student-led conferences (March 4th & 5th), each student will discuss their strengths, where they would like to improve, and what interests them. This week, students selected sample work from Math and thought deeply about what it represented. They wrote about what they enjoy, what they excel in, and set goals for the future. Next, scholars reflected on their growth in Reading. They selected a “Just Right” book and wrote reasons why they chose that particular book. Students were pleased to discover their “Just Right” book was no longer a picture book but one with chapters! Stay tuned for student-led conferences coming in March!

Cooper Village

Second Graders shopped for their materials to help better prepare their Cooper Village house for a natural disaster such as a hurricane, an earthquake, a flood, or a fire. Students joined back up with their natural disaster group to purchase building materials for their residential home. Each student could only spend a dollar and was forced to make decisions about what would keep their home safe if their natural disaster struck. Students gave strong reasons for buying some materials over others. For example, some students chose to make their house of bricks instead of cement. Everyone in the Hurricane Group chose to put their house on stilts because of the dangers of flooding. While some students in the Fire Group opted for extra long water hoses to wrap around their house, others wanted a smoke detector to warn them of a fire. Second Graders are so excited to present everything they have put together and learned on February 26th at our Cooper Village presentation.

  • By now you have received the invitation for the Grand Opening of Cooper Village on Tuesday, February 26th at 8:30 am.  One thing you will need to begin planning is the costume of your child’s profession in Cooper Village. This is a very fun project to do with your Second Grader!

Important Dates

February 18th No School- February Break

February 19th 11:30 Dismissal

February 26th Grand Opening of Cooper Village

March 4th  Student Led Conferences Half Day

March 5th Student Led Conferences Half Day