The Cooper School Daily

We are the BOSS of our learning!

Word Work

Third grade spellers are mastering word patterns by cutting out their sort, reading their sort aloud to a partner and recording their sort on paper. One of their favorite ways to practice their words is by recording in their “Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check” folders, as they get several opportunities to master their spelling pattern.img_1484

Our young copy editors are learning how to use symbols as they proofread their writing. This week in grammar, writers searched their writing for spelling errors, capital letters, punctuation and correct spacing.

Third graders are enjoying learning new voluminous vocabulary words, especially when we act them out! On Thursday, img_1475students prepared for their vocabulary test by acting out their vocabulary words and using them in complete sentences. In addition to acting out words, we brainstormed lists of synonyms and antonyms for each word. Ask your young scholar for examples!

Our Class Rules

We promise to… 1. Be the BOSS of our learning, 2. Use gentle hands with people and property, 3. Think, say and do things in a positive way and 4. Use one voice. Third graders are practicing these rules during all parts of their school day. In the classroom, learning partners care for materials and their partner’s feelings with gentle hands and speaking with a kind tone. Early finishers use Rule 1 to extend their learning during the entire content block. Outside at recess, students can be seen using Rules 2 & 3 while playing our NEW Corn Hole game or with hula hoops for “pony” races! Anytime when students are communicating they are mindful of Rule 4, to respect the speaker and ensure all ideas can be heard. Have you caught your child using our classroom rules at home?

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, September 29th      Curriculum Night, 5:30-6:30
  • October 10th & 11th                    Fall Break, No School
  • Tuesday, September 20th         Parent Coffee