The Cooper School Daily

Measuring and More



This week Second Graders have been measuring in math. They have learned to measure precisely using tools such as a ruler, yardstick, and tape measure. Students measured long and short distances with both the Customary Units of Measurement and the Metric System. They measured the lengths of different objects around the playground such as the balance beam, garden boxes, picnic tables, and swing set. They learned that converting lengths using the Metric Base 10 units are much easier than converting the Customary Units of Length.  


Bird Study


Second Graders learned about the different adaptations of various types of birds. Students partner read and shared their thoughts. They wrote about bird adaptations and used different tools to represent several types of bird’s beaks. The students received a small bag filled with different types of food. Students explored which beak would be best suited for each type of food. They recorded their information in a table and shared their results. Later in the week, ornithologists were put into one of three bird categories; birds of prey, water birds, or songbirds. Bird lovers chose a particular bird from their category they were interested in researching. Bird choices included everything from fast flying hummingbirds to graceful egrets and nocturnal owls.




Second Graders continued practicing their soccer skills this week in movement. They reviewed skills such as passing and trapping while remembering to use the inside of their foot to control the ball. This week, soccer enthusiasts set up cones and blocks. They weaved the ball around the obstacle course and worked on building stamina. They focused on dribbling the ball down the field with attention to keeping the ball close so that it couldn’t be stolen from a defender. The last ten minutes of movement were dedicated to playing a challeneging small 4 vs. 4game. Before any player could score, three other teammates had to touch the ball by receiving a pass.


Important Dates:


Thursday, April 27th                        JICP Wall Climbing

Tuesday, May 2nd                             Parent Coffee 8 am – 9 am

Friday, May 5th                                 Grandparent’s Day (1/2 of School)

Friday, May 5th                                 Pass-It-On