The Cooper School Daily

Starting Off On the Right Foot!

Becoming Leaders

Fourth Grade students didn’t skip a beat when it came to seeing old friends and meeting new faces. On Tuesday, they joined First Grade and Kindergarten students for lunch buddies. These veteran Cooper kids took the lead by starting up conversations and showing them around the playground. It was heart-warming to watch them conduct a backyard scavenger hunt while sharing some of the games they liked to play when they were their age.


Classroom Routines

This week was all about getting to know the classroom, routines, and their friends! In order to have a great year, it’s important to slow things down and review the expectations for Fourth Grade.  Scholars modeled and practiced routines of the new classroom and grade level. This includes how to navigate through the school, where things are and how to get them, and acceptable volume levels. Fourth Graders made the transition into their new classroom with joy and confidence, ready to start a great year!


Class Pet

Fourth Graders were ecstatic to meet their brand-new class pet!  She is a precious fluffy, long brown haired guinea pig who has yet to be named.  This honor will be left up to the Fourth Grade students. They have already started brainstorming names that seem to fit their new buddy’s personality. Eventually, choices will be eliminated and a final vote on her name will be made. Enthusiastic owners have observed her jumping around her cage, hiding in her house, and munching on lettuce and carrots. Although she is new to the TCS community, I can already tell that she is going to feel right at home in our classroom.


Important Dates:


Monday, September 4th        Labor Day, No School

Saturday, September 16th    TCS Yard Sale 8am – 12 pm

Sunday, September 17th       New Parent Social 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, September 28th  Curriculum Night 5:30 – 6:30 pm