The Cooper School Daily

Fourth Grade News

The Human Body

This week in science fourth grade began to study the human body. We started by labeling the different types of joints and sorted them based on function. The students labeled a blank skeleton in a workbook and shaded different regions based on the type of joint. We also discussed the different types of bones in the human body on Tuesday. Students paired up and classified plastic bones that resembled real ones in chickens and rodents.

Read Aloud

In Read Aloud we finished reading “Number the Stars” and discussed how Danish citizens were able to save thousands of Jewish refugees by evacuating them by boat to Sweden during World War II. On Wednesday, we began to read “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes”. We finished it on Thursday and discussed how the atomic bomb impacted the people of Hiroshima. In order to transition away from historical fiction, we will next read “There’s an Owl in the Shower”.

Math

In math students continued to study measurements and conversions. On Tuesday, we discussed liters and milliliters after reviewing kilometers and meters. The students learned about pounds and ounces and how to convert them on Wednesday. Their math work required conversions in order to make all of the ingredients for a recipe into the same form of measurement.

Important Dates:

-February 11th- Move Up Day

-February 16th from 3:00-4:00 p.m.- Pizza, Puzzles, and Pretzels Social

-February 21-22: February Break