On Tuesday, Fourth and Fifth Graders traveled to the Dock Street Theater to see “The Giver.” The story of “The Giver” was originated from the author, Lois Lowry. The setting takes place in a futuristic society that has eliminated all pain, fear, warfare and hatred. However, in exchange for their peaceful existence the people have lost their ability to love or feel a sense of real appreciation for anything. Their ability to understand the real joy in life is limited. After the show, students shared their opinions about living in a world where your freedoms are taken away without consent. Ultimately, students agreed that challenges and problems lead to a greater appreciation and ability to feel happiness.
This week Fourth Graders began their specialized “test-prep” unit. This curriculum was deliberately crafted to teach students proper test-taking skills. During this unit students will learn how to identify the narrator, predict possible test questions, read between the lines, and to outsmart tricky test questions. Although it has only been a week, Fourth Graders are already showing confidence in their ability to comprehend test questions and select the best answer choice.
The Art Walk is an inimitable and breathtaking experience for The Cooper School community. Our fantastic art teacher, Kerry Bevers, works with your little artist each week creating masterpieces. Student work is mounted and put on display by an array of volunteers, students also practice speaking about their art and write thoughtful artist statements. Finally, the Art Walk arrives!
This year, The Cooper School Art Walk was impressive! Students from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade displayed amazing talent in various forms of artwork, from landscapes, to symmetry studies and works in pastels and watercolors. Thank you to everyone who was able to come and participate in this celebration of beauty, hard work and talent by everyone involved.
Revolutionary War Wax Museum Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 8:15-8:45
Bake Sale Friday, Feb. 9th at 2:15-2:45
Valentine’s Day Concert Wednesday, Feb. 14th at 1:30-2:15
February Break/ No School Friday, Feb. 16th
February Break/ No school Monday, Feb. 19th