The Cooper School Daily

Pass It On, Close Reading, and Launching the State Study

Pass It On

The Cooper School had a lovely time at our annual event, Pass It On! Brave poets put on their fancy clothes, gathered their gumption and shared their beautiful poems to a large and loving audience. Students were thrilled to hear their friends and siblings share their hard work. We are so proud of all of the hard work that The Cooper School poets put into their poetry writing!

Close Reading

This week Third Grade readers examined strategies to practice close reading. Scholars practiced identifying topic sentences to determine the main idea of passages. These brave scholars know that supporting details in a passage tell more about the main idea. Readers practiced identifying the sequence of events in a passage by paying close attention to clue words such as first, later, then, next and finally. These strategies will beneficial as we move into standardized testing next week!

State Study

This week scholars in Third Grade launched our exciting State Study! Third Grade enjoyed a joyful read aloud, “The Scrambled States of America”, to take a look at the location of each state with-in this beautiful country of ours! Scholars practiced identifying states on a map! These brave scholars learned all about the meaning behind the stars and stripes on our great American flag! Ask your Third Graders what they enjoyed the most about the State Study this week!


Important Dates:


Friday, May 5                                   Grandparents Day, 11:30 Dismissal

Friday, May 5                                   Pass It On, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Sunday, May 7                           End of Year Picnic at Magnolia Plantation 3:30

Tuesday, May 9                               JICP Climbing Wall 3rd Grade

Tuesday, May 16                            JICP Climbing Wall 3rd Grade