The Cooper School Daily

Flippers and Castles


This week in science we started a new investigation about flippers and catapults. Fifth Grade scientists used aluminum balls, corks, and craft sticks to create their own flippers. These were used to test how high, and how far an object would travel depending on different variables that were changed throughout the investigation. Our scientists concluded that the smaller the mass, the further it flew.


Movement Tuesdays

During Movement on Tuesday we played Castle Ball, this is a Cooper School favorite! Athletes were split into two groups and each group constructed a “castle”. The opposite team tried to knock down the other teams “castle” to win the game! Fourth and Fifth Grades used a lot of different strategies and teamwork to complete this task. Fun was had by all!



Long Division

In Math, Fifth Grade has been working on long division. Mathematicians were challenged to solve a problem in two different ways using partial-quotients division. They were also able to complete an area model to show the solution for each division problem. This is difficult work but the Fifth Grade class is definitely rising to the occasion!

Important Dates:


October 31st – Halloween Carnival (11:30am Dismissal)

November 5th- Science Fair Presentations

November 12th & 13th – Conferences

November 20th – Harvest Feast (11:30am Dismissal)

November 21st-23rd – Thanksgiving Break