The Cooper School Daily

Spring Break !!!

Hate That Cat 

This week Third Graders were thrilled to read Sharon Creech’s novel, Hate That Cat, the sequel to Love That Dog. In this novel our main character continues to study poetry and use writing as an avenue to express his feelings about pets and family. Third Grade readers spent the week examining various aspects of character relationships while providing evidence from the text in class discussions and in written responses. Students continued to study poetry greats through the poems studied by the main character. Brave young poets examined shapes of poems and stanzas to find purposeful ways to reorganize poems they had written. 

Science 

Third Grade scientists continued their exciting investigation of seeds this week. Scholars came to school on Monday and observed the changes in the mini-sprouters they set up last week. Students observed that the seeds were “puffed-up”, “splitting” and beginning to sprout! Third Graders shared ideas about what caused the changes and decided that the seeds had absorbed water. Ask your Third Grade scientists all about their seed discoveries in science this week!

Equal Shares 

This week Third Grade mathematicians used manipulatives to solve problems involving fractional parts of collections. They know that when looking at fractions that the numerator represents a part of the total amount shown in the denominator. Third Graders practiced using visual representations with various shaded regions to compare and identify equivalent fractions. Ask your brave mathematician what they enjoy most about fractions this week.

Important Dates: 

  • April 3rd -10th -Spring Break (No School) 
  • April 22nd – “Flourish” TCS Spring Auction & Gala (6pm-11pm)