The Cooper School Daily

Third Grade News


Third Grade spent the week working on character studies in Reading Workshop. Students have discussed ways to get to know characters from patterns in behavior, speech, and predicting deeper theories as to why characters act and say the things they do. Students have been so excited to apply it to new characters as well as familiar friends.


Third Graders are learning all about expressing their opinions through writing.  Earlier in the week, the students wrote persuasive essays explaining their reasons for wanting a “Free Dress Day” at The Cooper School.  Some of the reasons were, “so people could express their style,” “so others could be easy to find on the playground,” and “it would be easier to get dressed in the morning.”

The Third Grade students presented their essays to Miss Anne Wil who was persuaded to allow the entire school a “Free Dress Day”  next Friday, December 13th.  We are very proud of our persuasive Third Graders!


Third Grade students have been excited to learn about measuring different objects to the ½ inch.  Earlier this week, the students went on a measuring scavenger hunt around the classroom. Students measured pencils, books, hand sanitizer bottles, and many more items.  The students were excited to come together and share their measurement discoveries with the class!

Upcoming Dates

Friday, 12/13  Free Dress Day

Friday, 12/13 3rd-5th Grade Movie Night

Monday, 12/16 – Third Grade Museum Field Trip

Thursday, 12/19 – Dock Street Theater Field Trip

Friday, 12/20 Pajama Day (Half Day)

Monday, 12/23-Winter Break Begins

Monday 1/6  School Resumes