The Cooper School Daily

5th Grade Fun!

September 30-October 4, 2019


In Science this week, we’ve built Flippers, more commonly known as catapults! We are having fun learning about the variables involved in giving objects both height and distance when flipping them. We are using our knowledge of standard systems to identify the different variables needed to perform certain challenges. The variables include launch angle, depression measurement, and object mass. 


As we continue working on our Personal Narratives, we are learning how to look at our rough drafts through a different lens. We are using Mentor Texts, peer review, checklists, story arcs, and more to understand where and how to elaborate our writing further so that it reads like a story. Our rough drafts are about to enter the final stage of revision and editing, and we can’t wait to share them at our Publishing Party!   

A fifth grader shows off his Personal Narrative Story Arc


This week, we’ve used our center time to investigate the mechanical components of a simple robot. We explored creating circuits with wires, batteries, switches, and a motor. We also learned how a DC motor works and how to create an offset motor. On Friday, we put our knowledge to the test and created our own Scribble Bots! We can’t wait to  see the “pictures” our robots will create.  

5th Grade building their Scribble Bots

Important Dates:

Monday 10/14: Fall Break

Saturday 10/18: TCS Family Night at the Stingrays 

Thursday 10/31: Halloween Carnival 11:30 Dismissal