The Cooper School Daily

Third Grade has Great Vibes!

GR 3 September 27, 2019

Sound Vibes

Third Graders were thrilled to have a visit from High Tech, High Touch this week. Miss Jennifer came to do hands-on experiments to explore how sound waves work. Students investigated how vibrations travel through gas, solids, and liquids. Using the whole classroom as a test source, students used tuning forks to explore how sound travels through all types of solids. The most interesting discovery is how it travels through our own body! We ended by discussing how the ear works as our sound receiver. 

Change Makers

Third Grade was so excited to begin our Community Change Makers Unit this week.  We spent our first day of the unit discussing the meaning of identity and what it means to be a “change maker”. The students created personal identity webs and looked for connections in themselves to the identities of others. We loved starting our unit affirming our own identities and getting to explore the factors that shape who we are. Students can’t wait to see who they will get to research for the rest of the Change Makers unit!


This week Third Graders took their Unit 1 math assessment. Before they began, we discussed how assessments are used as a tool for both the student and the teacher to know what areas students know and where they need to be supported. Third Graders did a great job staying focused, accessing the needed math tools, and completing the test. These test taking skills will continue to serve them throughout the year.

Important Dates:

Monday, October 14th         Fall Break, No School

Thursday, October 31st         Halloween, 11:30 Dismissal

Tuesday, November 5th        Parent Lunch