The Cooper School Daily

Tricksters, Maps, and Multiplication


This week, Third Grade mathematicians finished the trifecta of multiplication properties and learned about parentheses and the Associative Property of Multiplication. They began delving into the relationship between multiplication and division with learning about fact families. Third Graders are excited to continue strengthening their multiplication (and division) skills throughout the rest of the year. 


This week in Reading we started our unit on Asian folktales! We learned the common characteristics of folklore and dove deeper into Asian folklore. We have learned to identify the setting in a folklore story and have been paying close attention to the characters in our stories. Readers used the thinking job, “what lesson/moral does this story teach me?” and “what natural event does this explain?” in all of the new Asian folktales that we are reading.

Social Studies

In Social Studies this week, we learned all about the Mountain Biomes and how mountains are formed! Do you know the difference between magma and lava? We also learned about the political regions of Asia, and the many countries it’s divided into. We even observed how the political borders of Asia have changed over the past few thousand years.  

Important Dates:

January 18th- MLK Day: No School

January 28th- Class Social (3pm-4pm)

February 15-February 16- February Break: No School