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Friday, September 18, 2020

Singing in the Rain

This week we encountered a little bit of foul weather, yet we did not let that stop us from singing and dancing in the rain! We are thankful the rain held off for the most part, however, we enjoyed it while it was here because you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.   Cohorts […]
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A Magical First Week!

Friday, August 28, 2020

A Magical First Week!

New FriendsKindergarteners were so excited to spend the week meeting new friends, spending time with old friends, and learning how to navigate their new school. We were thrilled to see Kindergartners bravely make eye contact and greet their classmates each morning. Students have been so excited to hear from friends all about their lives as […]

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The Three-Day Week

Friday, October 16, 2020

The Three-Day Week

Did you know that there was a desperate time in British history where the ‘Three-Day Week’ was established by the ‘Industrial Action’ (a cult name for UK’s coal mine strikers) to conserve electricity. From January to March 1974, commercial electricity was limited to 3 specified consecutive days each week. No one was permitted to work […]

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2nd Grade Newsletter

Friday, October 16, 2020

2nd Grade Newsletter

Friday, October 16, 2020 Shining in Second Grade! Phonics We are moving right along in Phonics!  I explained to the children that sometimes the best way to learn something is to teach it!  They all had an opportunity to write their own “lesson plan” for Gus (our phonics mascot).  They were all so creative and […]

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Cartographers of Fourth Grade

Friday, October 16, 2020

Cartographers of Fourth Grade

Photos Below: Students became cartographers in Social Studies this week when they studied maps of the city-states in Ancient Greece. Social Studies: This week in Social Studies, our cartographers studied various maps of modern Greece and ancient Greece. They began labeling the major city-states and the surrounding bodies of water. They also created a Venn […]

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Reading Surprises in Third Grade

Friday, October 16, 2020

Reading Surprises in Third Grade

Reading In our Reading to Learn unit this week, students learned how to preview a book. We also learned that even after you think you know how the book is going to go, there can be surprises that teach you something new. Using sticky notes to identify places that surprised us, we shared with a […]

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Smooth Sailing in Kindergarten!

Friday, October 16, 2020

Smooth Sailing in Kindergarten!

Smoothing Out Our ReadingKindergarteners dove excitedly into their reading lives this week. Students spent the week activating all of their reading super powers as they explored new books in their reading bags. Students worked on using the magic of their reading superpowers to smooth out their reading and build their fluency. Our Kindergarten classroom is […]

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Fun In First Grade !!!!

Friday, October 16, 2020

Fun In First Grade !!!!

 Math This week, we started a new topic that focuses on students understanding the meaning of subtraction as it relates to addition.  We listened to story problems and created number bonds to match the story problems.  We used the number bond to help us write an addition sentence and then rewrite the addition sentence as […]

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Strumming into Week 7

Friday, October 9, 2020

Strumming into Week 7

Photos : Students are showing off the ukulele skills they have learned in our Tuesday music class with Mr. Noodle!   Social Studies: This week in Social Studies, our Egyptologists took a deep dive into the gods and goddesses that were commonly worshipped in Ancient Egypt.  We learned that “Seth” was the god of the sky […]

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Studying Nonfiction

Friday, October 9, 2020

Studying Nonfiction

Writing We have officially started our unit of The Art of Informational Writing! Students have chosen a topic for their informational books that they will be writing throughout the unit. They got to be the teachers for a day and teach their friends all that they know about their topic. This week we learned how […]

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Fall…and optimism are in the air

Friday, October 9, 2020

Fall…and optimism are in the air

Cooper School middle schoolers thought about the glass being half full this week. In advisory, we took a quiz to see how optimistic we really are and discussed ways we can improve our optimistic lenses. The beautiful fall weather sure made it easier to find the positivity in our lives.   What’s happening in Science: Middle […]

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Inuits In Second!

Friday, October 9, 2020

Inuits In Second!

Friday, October 9, 2020 Having Fun in Second Grade!  Math Our second-grade math brains have been hard at work!  We have been learning to count to 1,000!  Students have been grouping straws into bundles of 10 and then grouping them into bundles of 100.  Along with this engaging activity, children are also learning to count […]

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