The Cooper School Daily

Paleontologists can Read Intensely


On Monday, our paleontologists studied the bones of other animals by dissecting owl pellets. Students found many bones from bits and pieces to full skulls! They then compared the pieces to discover which kind of rodent or other small animal they could be from.


4th graders continued reading intensely by considering their own wants and desires, such as making vegetables taste like candy and having internet in the car. Then we discussed how we can show our desires instead of telling people we want them. They took this lesson into their own books to better understand what their characters really want and how they show us they want them.


This week marks our first week with centers. Students have 4 options to choose from including some kind of math game, a computer center, a catch-up center, and then a reading or writing center. They get to spend 15 minutes in each and should get through all of them by the end of the week. Our 4th graders had fun getting to choose what they wanted to work on!

Important Dates:

September 13 – Cooper Clusters

September 15- Parent Coffee (8:15-9:00)

September 29- Middle School Information Session (8:15-9:00)