The Cooper School Daily

Fast Friends!

Last week, Fifth Graders began formal math lessons, investigated humdingers, and enjoyed lunch buddies with Fourth Grade.

Math

Math is an exciting challenge in 5th grade! Throughout the year, your mathematicians will advance their multiplication and division skills, become proficient with fractions, and explore algebra in more depth. This week, in an effort to deepen their understanding of multiplication, 5th graders worked on factors and factor strings. We even had time to play Factor Captor!

 

Writing

Students have completed their beginning of the year writing assessments. This week we started our first unit on narrative writing. The students are coming up with ideas for their writing based on small moments in their lives. Look through photo albums and scrapbooks to relive memories to spark ideas for their stories!

 

Science

This week we started a new investigation observing humdingers. I was impressed by the students’ creativity in building their own humdinger. Each group built a model of a humdinger using their knowledge of levers and circuits. They compared their models with their peers and collaborated to build the best humdinger possible. Ask your child what they learned through this investigation!

 

Lunch Buddies

This year, your kind students are excited to spend a lot of time with the 4th graders. They will be having lunch and movement together. In order to foster those friendships, we had lunch buddies with 4th grade this week. During lunch buddies, students were paired with new friends and encouraged to learn something new about them at lunch. After we all ate, we enjoyed playing with hula hoops and blob tag with new friends!

 

Important Dates:

Monday, September 5- Labor Day, No School

Tuesday, September 27-30 – Green River Preserve

Thursday, September 13- 5th Grade Parent Meeting

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