The Cooper School Daily

A Grateful Week!

Social Studies Study Trip

Students visited the Gibbes Museum of Art today to end our unit in Social Studies. Students studied the art from the time periods we studied from the Constitution to post Civil War. Students learned the importance of our city during the Civil War and different pieces of artwork that display the importance Charleston had during this time period. Ask your child what their favorite piece of art was at the Gibbes!



Every November, students are introduced to the social-emotional topic of gratitude. Students watched a Kid President video in Whole School Morning Meeting to understand the meaning of gratitude. Students then brainstormed a list of things they are grateful for in their own lives. On Thursday, students wrote post-its to fellow friends to show their gratitude. Students will be presenting their gratitude books to you at the Harvest Feast!


Thanksgiving Reading

This week we ended our biography unit and spent two days reading about the Wampanoag people and the tradition of Thanksgiving. Students worked in groups to read and discuss the importance of the Thanksgiving holiday from different points of view. Ask your child what they learned about the Wampanoag tribe!


Parent Teacher Conferences

It was a pleasure to meet with all the parents Monday and Tuesday. I loved getting to talk about all the fun units of study we have learned about so far in 5th grade. Our class has had a great capstone year so far!


GRP Visit

On Thursday, we had a visit from two GRP leaders, who were visiting Charleston. They brought along a friend from the mountains with them! Check out the pictures below!



Important Dates

Monday, November 20th-Harvest Feast, 11:30 Dismissal

Tuesday, November 21st-Thanksgiving Break, No School

Monday, November 26th -School Resumes

Friday, December 8th-1:30 p.m.- Choir Performance

Thursday, December 14th– Parent Coffee (8am-9am)

December 21st-Pajama Day- ½ day