The Cooper School Daily

Off to a Super Start!

Second Graders are bursting with excitement and joy to be back in school! We began this week by building our classroom community and reviewing procedures. Scholars enjoyed participating in getting-to-know-you activities and games. This year we will be studying a lot of fun and stimulating topics! We will start the year off with a study of Pebbles, Sand, and Silt. For example, we will be using sifters to separate different rock sizes. Writing begins with personal narratives where students will learn the craft of writing about their own lives and experiences. I can’t wait to get started!

Mathematicians immediately became acquainted with the math tools in their classroom by starting
 the year off with a math cart scavenger hunt. Scholars measured each other and traced pattern block templates. The next day, they worked on Math About Me which takes a look at how numbers are used in the real world.   

Second Graders were introduced to our class pet on Thursday. This year our class will host Australian White Tree Frogs. The students learned all about the tree frogs and their needed care. After taking a closer look, Second Grade artists drew the tree frogs in their classroom habitat. Then, we brainstormed and listed names for our three new friends. On Friday, the class narrowed down the list of names and voted on Emerald, Raindrop and Mr. Frog.

Important Dates:

Monday, September 3rd               Labor Day/ No school

Thursday, September 4th             Parent Coffee – 8am

Thursday, September 27th           Curriculum Night