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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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Peace and Publishing

Friday, January 24, 2020

Peace and Publishing

Week of January 21-24 Peace Table We know you’ve heard and read about the “Peace Table”. But just to elaborate on its function, we’d like to explain further. The Peace Table is a conflict resolution tool for our classroom and for The Cooper School. A Peace Table can be used by students and adults to […]

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Third Grade News

Friday, January 24, 2020

Third Grade News

Fourth Grade Friends Third Graders have really enjoyed spending time with the TCS Fourth Grade Class this week.  The students have spent time eating lunch together, playing games on the playground, and getting to know interesting facts about each other.  We have also really enjoyed combining the Third and Fourth Grade classes for our Morning […]

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Filled With Joy

Friday, January 24, 2020

Filled With Joy

Word Part Power! Blends and Digraphs Kindergarteners have been busy with their word studies! This week, students talked all about dissecting words for tricky blends and digraphs. Students began their study by listing and looking at several words they already know using different combinations of letters. Once we had our list, we started looking for […]

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An Enthralling Week

Friday, January 24, 2020

An Enthralling Week

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe This Thursday, 4th and 5th graders took a wonderful field trip to the historic Dock Street Theater where they saw Charleston Stage perform The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. The students were amazed as they watched a familiar story come to life. It was thrilling to see […]

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Dedication Books!

Friday, January 24, 2020

Dedication Books!

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe This week, 4th Graders couldn’t wait to see The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe at Dock St. Theatre. The play was fantastic and our class loved the powerful performances. The class shared their thoughts about key takeaways from the show, in small partnerships. 4th Graders continued to […]

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Fun with Second Grade !

Friday, January 24, 2020

Fun with Second Grade !

Artist Statements Writing this week focused on artist statements for our upcoming Art Walk on Friday, January 31st.  Second Graders wrote about their favorite things about art, their goals for art this year, and the materials they like to use when creating art.  They also shared the 3 things they like about art as well […]

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Joyous January!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Joyous January!

Week of January 13-17 Independent Scholars Our Social-Emotional Learning component is shared across grades. All are now reflecting in Morning Meetings and at other times of the day on how they as students can be more independent at school and in their lives at home. Some of the thoughts they have expressed regarding academic goals […]

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Exploring Technology

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Exploring Technology

Reforge- This Thursday, fifth grade took a field trip to Reforge: Charleston, a local Makerspace. With the wonderful guidance of one of their volunteers, we learned all about the different spaces that are available, including 3D printing, electronics, woodworking, metalworking, vinyl cutting, and more! We also learned how 3D printers work, how we can be […]

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Third Grade News

Friday, January 17, 2020

Third Grade News

Reading This week, Third Graders finished reading the fantasy novel, The Magic Paintbrush, by Laurence Yep. Students wrapped up their reading by exploring the story’s themes and challenging themselves to write summaries of the book. Third Graders practiced analyzing the story’s most important plot points and separating the small details. Students enjoyed discussing their findings! […]

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Artist Statements

Friday, January 17, 2020

Artist Statements

Third Grade Buddies! This week 4th Graders have joined forces with 3rd Graders for Morning Meetings and have paired up with 3rd Graders for lunch buddies as well. Combining grades has given our students an opportunity to learn more about their buddies. During Morning Meetings, both grades got comfortable sharing thoughts together and being active […]

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