The Cooper School Daily

Another Electrifying Week in 4th Grade!


This week, scientists have investigated how electricity flows through a circuit. We used wires, batteries, and light bulbs to investigate the importance of a closed circuit to make sure the electricity makes it from the source to the receiver. We also used a battery to make a motor run! Next students were challenged to create series circuits and developed an understanding of the difference between an open and a closed circuit. 


We have had an extra exciting week in Fourth Grade! This week we’ve had guest teachers from Charleston Stage come in to teach us all about drama! Actors have thoroughly enjoyed having time each day to explore different games and warm-ups, and learning all about an actor’s tools: body, voice, and imagination. 


Fourth Grade writers took on the hard work of creating strong “leads” in their narrative stories. Using mentor texts as examples, students researched what makes a good or interesting lead and then tried to model these skills in their very own fictional narratives. It is amazing how much a great “lead’ can improve a story!

Important Dates:

September 14th: Elementary Curriculum Night 5:30-6:15

September 29th: Parent Coffee 8:00-8:45