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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Teacher Spotlight- Marsha McCoy!

1.     What do you do at The Cooper School and how long have you been here? This is my fifth year teaching at The Cooper School and I am thrilled to the gills to be teaching Kindergarten this year! 2.     What do you value about being at TCS? Where should I […]
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4th Grade Optimism!

Friday, March 13, 2020

4th Grade Optimism!

Symbolism in Poetry  This week, 4th Graders wrapped their minds around the concept of symbolism in poetry. Our budding poets have loved diving into the poetry units for reading and writing. The topic of symbolism in poetry took center stage. Students threw ideas around as a group and used examples in their own lives to […]

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Footsteps Through Our Positivity Garden!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Footsteps Through Our Positivity Garden!

Optimism- This week, we introduced our new Social-Emotional Learning Unit: Optimism! We began by creating footprints with the things we can be optimistic about, such as school, sports, friends, family, and more. Then, we tied optimism with poetry in a wonderful poem that reminds us that we have power over our thinking, and we can […]

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Kindergarteners are Biome Experts!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Kindergarteners are Biome Experts!

Rocking the RunwayKindergarteners knocked our socks off this week as they finally got the opportunity to walk the runway in their biome fashion show. Students were so excited to strut down the catwalk, show off the ensemble they had pieced together, and share their fact about the Desert, Rainforest, Polar and Wetlands biomes that they […]

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Inspired

Friday, March 13, 2020

Inspired

Week of March 9-13 Inspired by Nature On Wednesday, we took our writing outside!  In Reading Workshop, we have been reading and discussing poetry with imagery from nature. Students were inspired to write about the newly leafed-out trees, the blooming flowers, the songs of the birds, as well as the things they love on the […]

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Measurement & Poetry Fun !!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Measurement & Poetry Fun !!

Standard Units of Measurement Second Graders kicked off math with an exciting project on standard units of measurement. We began with a ruler which amounted to 12 inches or 1 foot.  Second Graders partnered with another classmate for a measuring project in our classroom. They explored measuring classroom objects, like our board and desks, to […]

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So Busy Learning & Growing!

Friday, March 6, 2020

So Busy Learning & Growing!

Self-Assessment Conferences Kindergarteners were so excited to invite parents this week to stop by our classroom and show off all of their growth this year in Kindergarten. Students walked parents through three stations: counting 100 buttons in math by groups of 10, their Just Right books, and their student portfolio. We loved getting to hear […]

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Poetic Intrigue

Friday, March 6, 2020

Poetic Intrigue

Poetry- This week, we began our Poetry Reading and Writing Units. We were inspired by One Line Reflections. After pulling a single line from poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Margarita Engle, Eugene Field, and Charlotte Perkins Stetson, we reflected on the imagery, feelings, and questions the lines produced. This was an amazing start to […]

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Proud Poets!

Friday, March 6, 2020

Proud Poets!

Week of March 2-6 Proud Scholars After reflecting on and writing about their progress for several weeks with their self-assessments, students took the lead in their Monday and Tuesday conferences this week. They guided their parents through centers as they rotated between Math, Social Studies, and Just Right Book/Self-Assessment/SeeSaw online portfolio. Students spoke with confidence […]

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Third Grade Rocks

Friday, March 6, 2020

Third Grade Rocks

Student Led Conferences Third Graders really blew us away this week with their ability to lead conferences on their own. We loved seeing students give their parents a peek into their daily lives by teaching them a favorite math game, explaining all of the pieces that went into our Asia study, and walking them through […]

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