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Friday, August 30, 2019

Our Second Week of School!

Science-  This week we are finishing up our pendulum investigation. We have learned about the variables that affect the number of swings a pendulum makes within a certain time. We have also extended our learning by investigating Foucault’s Pendulum and Galileo’s work with using pendulums as time-keepers. Reading-  As a read aloud this week we […]
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Awesome Arguments!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Awesome Arguments!

Reading- In our Reading unit this week we have been having a great time exploring how to read and interpret debatable topics. Some of the fascinating topics we are delving into include whether animals should be kept in zoos, whether people should continue to climb Mt. Everest, and whether or not plastic bags should be […]

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Rebels and Redcoats!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Rebels and Redcoats!

Rebels and Redcoats Study Trip Fourth Graders went on their “Rebels and Redcoats” study trip. This trip was a walking tour of several buildings downtown that are historically significant to the Revolutionary War. The purpose of “Rebels and Redcoats” was to immerse students in Revolutionary South Carolina. Students enjoyed touring The Old Exchange Building and […]

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Third Grade News

Friday, December 6, 2019

Third Grade News

Reading Third Grade spent the week working on character studies in Reading Workshop. Students have discussed ways to get to know characters from patterns in behavior, speech, and predicting deeper theories as to why characters act and say the things they do. Students have been so excited to apply it to new characters as well […]

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Welcome December!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Welcome December!

We Are Avid Readers!Kindergarten launched into a new unit this week in Reading Workshop!  These young readers are learning that “Avid Readers” are people that love reading so much that they can hardly stop! We studied pictures to notice the things that “Avid Readers” do and discovered that these readers read a lot of books, […]

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Second Grade Fun !

Friday, December 6, 2019

Second Grade Fun !

Kiawah Native Americans Did you know that there was once a tribe of Native Americans indigenous to modern Kiawah Island? Well, Second Grade students at TCS are learning their riveting tales of celebrations and sorrow. Students are examining the six main elements of this tribe’s culture: food, shelter, people, celebrations, transportation, and clothing. We will […]

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December Learning!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

December Learning!

Week of December 2-6 TCS Holiday Tree at Marion Square In the days leading up to the holidays, our students used center time to do finger-knitting to make woodland decorations for our tree at Marion Square.  This year our theme is “Sounds of the Season” and the students all used small sticks, silvery-white yarn, and […]

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Teacher Spotlight- Renée Bratton

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Teacher Spotlight- Renée Bratton

An interview with Renée Bratton…. 1.​ ​What do you do at The Cooper School and how long have you been here? I am the Third Grade teacher at The Cooper School and this is my first year in this unique learning community! 2.​ ​What do you value about being at TCS? I value TCS for allowing me […]

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Be Thankful

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Be Thankful

Week of November 25-26 The Feast! This newsletter is just a brief sharing of glimpses of the joy and fun we had at our Harvest Feast on Monday! We wish for all our scholars and their families a restful and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving. We’ll see you all next week when we take on new challenges academically […]

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The Harvest Feast!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Harvest Feast!

What a Feast!  Thank you all for coming out to celebrate the Harvest Feast! It was a huge success. Fourth Graders were looking forward to the event and loved every minute of the festivities. Our class shared thoughts about appreciating the people in their lives and what they are grateful for. It was wonderful to […]

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Third Grade News

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Third Grade News

Harvest Feast Thank you all for coming out to celebrate the Harvest Feast!  Third Grade loved participating in all of the Thanksgiving fun.  Our students shared so many things that they were thankful for. It was wonderful to hear all of their thoughtful comments about their holiday plans and spending quality time with family and […]

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