The Cooper School Daily

Getting Creative With History!

Social Studies

In Social Studies this week, we are working so hard on our Explorer Presentations! Our classroom has been filled with sea monsters, beads, backstaffs, and iMovies. It’s amazing to think that all of these things are related to exploration. Everyone is so excited to share all they know about explorers and the causes, challenges, and rewards of the Age of Exploration! 


We are continuing our nonfiction unit in reading this week. We have learned so much, not only from our texts themselves, but how to become even better readers of nonfiction! We put together a toolbox of strategies for the challenges that arise when nonfiction becomes more complex, and have worked hard to be able to decipher multiple main ideas, study and decode words using morphology, and to summarize difficult passages. 


In Math this week, we are still busy working on operations of fractions. We dove deeper into understanding the multiplication of fractions and whole numbers, and fractions by fractions. We learned not only the hands-on methods of understanding why the products are what they are, but we also learned some great shortcuts! We ended our week by getting a great laugh reading aloud Fractions in Disguise and helped Mr. Factor understand simplifying fractions.  

Important Dates:

February 13th: Valentine’s Day Bake Sale (2:15)

February 14th: Valentine’s Day Concert (1:30 @ The Circular Church)

February 17th: February Break (No School)

February 19th: Movement at St. Andrew’s Gymnasium

February 20th: 5th Grade Class Social (3:00-4:00)

February 25th: Explorers Presentation