The Cooper School Daily

So Busy Learning and Growing!

Learning Centers with Friends

First Grade friends were thrilled to explore learning centers this week! These brave scholars enjoyed working with partners as they eagerly rotated through a variety of math centers. Students eagerly reviewed math concepts and practiced the routines and procedures of centers. Learning centers offer young scholars the chance to review a variety of concepts with friends in a hands-on way! This week we focused on reviewing math skills. Stay tuned for more fun in learning centers next week!

Healthy Bodies Study in Science

In Science, we continued our Healthy Bodies study. This week we focused on the food groups. During lunchtime on Wednesday, 1st Graders sorted their food into the food groups. It was a fun and interactive way for these growing students to learn about nutrition and how they can keep our bodies healthy and strong! On Thursday, we made a graph to represent our favorite food groups.

Budding Writers  

First Grade writers have been hard at work crafting their Small Moment Stories in Writer’s Workshop, using mentor texts, such as George McClement’s Night of the Veggie Monster to draw inspiration about what good writers do. These fearless writers know to think of an idea about something they do or something that happened to them and then plan across pages. Ask your First Grade writer what they wrote about in Writing Workshop this week!


We had a full week of Specials, including Music, Art, Movement, and Yoga. Our Specials are a great opportunity for friends to explore other areas of interest and move their bodies in creative ways!

Important Dates:

Monday, September 3rd              Labor Day, No School

Tuesday, September 4th              Parent Coffee, 8am-9am (TCS Backyard)

Monday, Sept. 10th-Friday, Sept. 14th              Charleston Stage Drama (K, 1st, 2nd)

Thursday, September 27th           1st-5th Grade Curriculum Night, 5:30 – 6:30 pm