The Cooper School Daily

Week of Weather

Sentences vs. Fragments

Second Graders explored the differences between sentences and fragments during grammar this week.  They discovered that sentences express a complete thought and include both a subject and predicate! They also discovered that a fragment is an incomplete sentence. Students compared fragments to sentences during grammar by writing examples of both.  


Reading and writing this week centered on the topic of weather and its impact on our community.  Students read an assortment of weather related books on flooding, hurricanes, rain, and lightning.  They began to write details about weather and how it is possible to reduce its negative impact. Scholars dug deep within their texts to discover the “big idea” when it comes to weather preparation.  

Cooper Village Jobs

Second Graders continued their Cooper Village project by applying for positions within the community. Together they compiled a list of essential community roles and then narrowed their top three choices.  Second Graders wrote detailed reasons for their choices and why they would be most qualified to support the community’s specific needs. After selection, students will begin to research the duties of their assigned position as they each serve an important purpose in this student created village!

Caw Caw Field Trip:

Quick Reminder- We will be taking our class field trip next week to the Caw Caw Interpretive Center on Friday January 25th.  We ask that parents send a plain, white t-shirt to school. We will be participating in indigo dyeing.  

Important Dates:

January 21st: MLK Day – No School

January 31st– Art Walk at TCS