The Cooper School Daily

Third Grade is AMAZING!

Off to a Great Start!

Week of August 20th, 2019

Morning Meeting

We were so excited to kick off our year in Third Grade! Students spent the week getting to know new friends and becoming comfortable in our classroom with a new routine.

This week, Third Graders loved Morning Meeting! It is an amazing way to start our mornings and we learn something new about each other every day! During Morning Meeting, we begin by sharing a welcome greeting, sharing thoughts and ideas either whole group or in pairs, followed by an activity,  and then we close with a group message. This week, we practiced our “Knock Knock” greeting and a “What is My Name” greeting. Third graders also enjoyed stretching their bodies with a “Good Morning” yoga pose. We feel like this will be one of our most favorite greetings.


Third graders came back to school so very excited to read! We explored the classroom library and bookshop. Students were ready to dive into books and continue their love of reading at home. We reviewed how we should look and sound during Silent Sustained Reading. Students read a variety of texts as we explored our classroom library and learned more about our class pet.  We always enjoy this time of day to discuss some of our favorite literature and get to know each other at the beginning of the school year. We look forward to reading a variety of literature this year with these avid readers!

Meeting our Class Pet

Third Graders spent time getting to know our new class pet through nonfiction texts this week.  Our pet is an 8 month old male Teddy Bear Hamster. Third Graders delighted in observing him sleep most of the day and walk around in his red hamster ball.   Stay tuned to learn more about our fluffy class pet and what we decide to name him!

Important Dates

Monday, September 2nd           Labor Day – No School

Week of September 16th          Drama with Charleston Stage

Monday, September 16th          K & 1stCurriculum Night

Tuesday, September 24th          2nd-5thGrade Curriculum Night