The Cooper School Daily

Fourth Graders in Egypt!

Photos Below: Students putting together a model of the Nile River.  Fourth graders used potting soil and grass seeds to create “kemet” which is the rich black soil that is created after a flood. We will flood our soil once a week to represent the growth that occurs in the flooding season!

Social Studies: This week in Social Studies, our Egyptologists are discovering the many unique facets of Ancient Egyptian culture.  We learned what the shelter looked like for nobility and peasants.  We learned about the main form of transportation which were boats on the Nile River.  Students also discovered a wide range of foods that Ancient Egyptians ate!

Read Aloud:  Fourth Grade is currently reading The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keattey Snyder. This author is a three time Newbery Honor Award winner. We are deep into the plot of a mysterious imaginary game between a group of 6th graders.  

Writing Workshop: This week, students learned how to be the “captains of their writing,” as they continued to work on and revise the two stories in their realistic fiction series and personal narratives. Students learned how to zoom in on a part of their story that could be made into a story of its own. As well as learning how to find the heart of their story to make sure the reader can envision exactly what happened and what was said in detail. They also have been personalizing their writers’ notebooks as we have discussed what it means to lead writerly lives and how their ideas can carry over from Writer’s Workshop into their everyday life.

Important Dates: 

Friday, October 9th- Distance Learning Day

October 12th & 13th- Fall Break (NO SCHOOL)