The Cooper School Daily

Third Grade News


Third Graders got right back to work this week and began their latest math unit on fractions. Students were introduced to fraction circles and used tactile cutouts to manipulate different parts of a whole. Third Graders did an amazing job learning about fractions!


Students kicked off the New Year in writing by beginning our study of petitions! Students were introduced to petitions this week through campaigns designed by other children online. An example petition included protecting the earth from human created pollution. Third Graders spent the end of the week brainstorming and writing their own petitions to create change!

Social Studies

Third Graders were excited to start their Asia study in Social Studies this week. To kick off our study, students investigated World maps and learned how to identify Asia. Students began to study the many biomes of Asia, starting with the grasslands and had the opportunity to illustrate the many attributes of these dry areas of the continent. Third Graders cannot contain their excitement for starting their individual projects and have already begun to consider their topics of interest for this intriguing unit.

Important Dates:

January 20th – MLK Day (No School)

January 23rd- Dinner at Workshop

January 28th- Parent Forum with LeAnn Gardner

January 31st – Art Walk