The Cooper School Daily

Priceless Learning in Second Grade



Students began Everyday Math Unit 10 this week. In this unit children review money concepts, such as names of coins and bills, money exchanges, and equivalent amounts. They pretend to pay for items and make change. Students use calculators to add and subtract dollar amounts using decimal notations. Some of these real-world problems really made these scholars think twice and check their initial answers. Nonetheless, students felt a sense of accomplishment as they worked through these problems independently and with partners.




Second Grade avian experts put the finishing touches on their PowerPoints this week. They began the week by editing their writing for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. Once all their information and pictures were in the right place, scholars turned their attention to adding effects such as color and animation to their slides. We discussed enhancement through subtlety by selecting a few important details that could be emphasized.


Pass It On Fundraiser

Cooper School kids invited a representative from the Charleston Animal Society to campus this week to present a check for the proceeds from sales of Pass-It-On. Students were pleasantly surprised to find that she brought her very own rescue dog with her! After hearing even more about what the Animal Society does for local pets and where the money would go, teachers and students were thrilled to present a check for $490.00! That money can go a long way to help animals that need some extra TLC.


Important Dates


May 25th                       Birds of Prey Study Trip

May 26th                       Bird Study Presentation at 8:15

May 29th                       No School – Memorial Day

June 1st                        ½ Day – 5th Grade Graduation

June 2nd                       ½ Day – Field Day