The Cooper School Daily

Seeing the World With Poet’s Eye

Launching Poetry

This week Third Grade readers and writers launched our annual poetry study. Scholars have started to look at the world through the eyes of a poet. Our classroom is flooded with poetry and young readers are discovering that when they read poetry they read a poem multiple times to determine the main idea. They know that they must read it first to uncover the literal meaning and then reread to identify the deeper meanings. Readers know to pay close attention to a poet’s tone and the main idea it conveys.

Poetry Writing

Third Graders are thrilled to be diving deep into our poetry study as writers of poetry! They know that they have an important job of looking at the world through the eyes of a poet. Looking at the world in new ways and from different angles allows them to see with their hearts and minds. Third Grade writers know that this helps poets write about the world in new and unusual ways. We have even started a special collection of unique items in our class poetry museum to inspire us. Stay tuned to see what your brave poet is writing during writing workshop!

Fact Power!

Third Grade mathematicians are working hard to tackle their fact power in math this week! Scholars are looking at patterns and finding helpful ways to memorize and build automaticity with their multiplication facts. They are using a variety of strategies to gain fact power. Scholars got a new set of fact triangles to help them in the classroom and at home. These fact triangles help to highlight the important links between multiplication and division. Third Graders spent time playing Multiplication Bingo and Multiplication Top-It as fun ways to learn the facts!

Important Dates

  • Friday, March 10 – “Parent’s Night Out” Event, 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 14 – Asia Presentation, 8:15am, TCS Library
  • Friday, March 24- Stingrays Hockey Family Fun Night 7-9:30pm
  • Saturday, March 25- Planting Party at TCS 9am