The Cooper School Daily

Reaching Great Heights!

Climbing With Friends

Third-Grade friends took an adventure to the James Island County Park climbing wall this week! These brave climbers set personal goals to challenge themselves. Third Grade friends demonstrated leadership and determination as many of them exceeded their own expectations! Third Graders strengthened their community by sharing supportive and encouraging words as their peers climbed to great heights. Students had such a great time and can’t wait to return next week!

Fairytale Variations and Character Archetypes

This week Third Grade readers continued to explore the magical world of fairytales in reading and writing workshop! Students compared and contrasted variations of fairytales across cultures and discovered similarities and differences in the characters, settings, and minor details of the stories. Scholars took a close look at themes and emotions such as love, hatred, kindness, and cruelty that occurred in fairytales across cultures. Third Grade readers began to examine archetypal characters such as underdogs, tricksters, heroes, villains and jealous stepmothers. Scholars learned that archetypal characters are found over and over in literature. Third Grade writers learned that switching archetypal characters can help them when writing their own fractured fairytales!

Multiplication and Division

Third Grade mathematicians launched Unit 9 in Everyday Math this week. This unit is one that focuses on the important skills of multiplication and division. Scholars dove into the unit by practicing multiplying and dividing with multiples of 10,100, and 1,000. Third Graders are working on applying what they know about basic multiplication facts and applying that to fact extensions while working through number stories and multistep problem solving. These brave scholars are working on using mental math to multiply as well as reviewing important concepts like remainders in division.

Important Dates:

Tuesday, May 2                               JICP Climbing Wall 3rd Grade

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