The Cooper School Daily

Thrilled to the Gills About Crayfish!

Meeting the Crayfish!

This week, Third Grade Scientists eagerly welcomed crayfish friends into our classroom. Students quickly got to work observing the unique appearance and behaviors of these gilled-friends! Science groups observed the structures of the crayfish and discussed how these special features help the crayfish survive in its environment. Through close observation, students are analyzing the details of crayfish life and behaviors while further developing sensitivity to the needs of living things. It has been so exciting to meet our crayfish friends!

Fractions, Fractions, Fractions!

Third Grade mathematicians wrapped up a unit on fractions this week. Students practiced finding equivalent fractions through games and hands on manipulatives. Scholars practiced naming quantities greater than one with fractions and mixed numbers. Third Graders developed strategies for solving number stories involving fractions. We are working hard at becoming fraction experts!

Learning About Leadership

Scholars at The Cooper School spent time discussing leadership as we returned to school this week. Third Grade scholars shared their ideas about the qualities that make a great leader during Morning Meetings. Friends carefully observed their peers and shared times when they noticed others demonstrating leadership qualities. These mindful scholars know that leadership means being a positive role model that demonstrates integrity and kindness.

Important Dates:

Tuesday April 25                             JICP Climbing Wall 3rd Grade

Tuesday, May 2                               JICP Climbing Wall 3rd Grade

Friday, May 5                                   Grandparents Day, 11:30 Dismissal

Friday, May 5                                   Pass It On, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Sunday, May 7                                End of Year Picnic, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, May 9                               JICP Climbing Wall 3rd Grade

Tuesday, May 16                            JICP Climbing Wall 3rd Grade