The Cooper School Daily

The Life and Times of TCS 1st Graders and Their Families!

The Adventures of Flat Stanley

On Tuesday, April 23rd, 1st Graders and Kindergarteners enjoyed a show at The Dock Street Theatre, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. The play, based on Jeff Brown’s bestselling children’s book, tells the story of Stanley Lambchop, a normal boy who is just like everyone else. But, that’s the problem. For Stanley, life is too normal. Determined to do something amazing, something no one’s ever seen before, he makes a wish on a falling star. The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat as a pancake and begins his new life and his unexpected quest to see the world, which is easy when you are flat enough to fit into a mailing envelope! We have been reading the Flat Stanley books for read-aloud, so students were very excited to see these stories come to life on the big stage! We also had a special guest-TCS 4th grade teacher, Ms. Lauren, who shared her very own Flat Stanley inspired project that she did when she was an elementary school student! Ms. Lauren’s “Flat Lauren” traveled all over the globe-to England, Hong Kong, Japan, and even to Australia-before finding her way back to South Carolina!

TCS Auction-A Parents Night Out to Support the School!

TCS hosted its annual auction this week. Parents and faculty enjoyed a night out at The Historic Rice Mill with cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, a live auction, and live music from The Hungry Monks (Mrs. Hazel’s band!).  Bravo to our Director of Advancement, Amanda Brodbeck, and all the parent volunteers for their hard work, and a big thank you to all the sponsors and underwriters who made this fabulous event possible. Teacher experience packages were especially popular with bidders and also generated a lot of excitement and buzz with students! The teacher experience packages included Head of School for the Day, breakfast with teachers, crafting with teachers, an outing to see Beauty and the Beast, a trip to the Charleston Aquarium, a trip to the movies, and a trip to Break Out Charleston escape room!

What Time Is It?

1st Grade Mathematicians have been learning to tell time to the hour using analog and digital clocks. Math partners participated in a clock matching game to practice and Morning Meeting has been filled with more activities to help reinforce these concepts. Another important life skill many students have been practicing is tying their shoes! We love seeing our scholars become more independent.

Important Dates:

Friday, May 3rd-remaining swim lesson

Friday, May 10th 11:30 Dismissal

Friday, May 10th-Pass It On, 5-6pm at the Scottish Rite

Sunday, May 19th-End of the Year Celebration TCS Outing to the Riverdogs Baseball Game