The Cooper School Daily

Speeding into May

Movement Study Trip

This week we completed our first field trip to James Island County Park for kayaking and paddle boarding lessons. We are had a blast! This week students learned the proper way to get in and out of their boat and on and off their boards, both in and out of the water! Then, they practiced trying to steer and learn the proper paddle techniques. Safety First: when standing up on the SUPs you must be a full board length away from others and if you capsize your kayak remember not to panic. We had beautiful weather and a lovely day on the water!

Grandparents Day

The third annual Cooper School Grandparent’s and Special Friends Day was a huge success! Fourth graders were delighted to welcome their friends and family in to the classroom and to share our routine of Morning Meeting with them. Students worked on an interview with their visitor and learned a lot about each other and even got some insight into what their mom or dad was like as a child. After finishing our morning meeting routines, fourth graders were proud to show off and explain their Poet Muse projects. Grandparents were then given a tour of the room that was full of information on what we are working on now.

Pass It On

After months of preparation your poets are finally ready to share their creative writing with everyone at the annual Pass It On celebration.  Now that their poems have been refined and published, your writers turned their focus toward performing this week.  We practiced reading our poems in big and small groups.  Your poets analyzed the tone of their poem and discussed how that might change the way they read it.  They practiced pacing their reading, speaking loud and clear, and presenting with emotion.  We can’t wait to share all of our hard work with you at this special event!

Important Dates:

  • Sunday, May 7                                   End of Year Picnic, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 11                             Kayaking/SUPing 11:00 – 2:30
  • Thursday, May 18                             Kayaking/SUPing 11:00 – 2:30
  • Thursday, May 25                             Kayaking/SUPing 11:00 – 2:30
  • Thursday, June 1                              Graduation, 11:30 Dismissal
  • Friday, June 2                                   Field Day, Last Day of School,               11:30 Dismissal