The Cooper School Daily

Halloween is almost here!

A fun Halloween quiz for you to geek out on and enjoy! You can find more rounds here!

Name the celestial event which happened on Halloween in 2021 for the first time in 19 years. [Answer: October’s second full moon, also known as a Blue Moon]

What vegetable was originally carved to create a Jack-O’-lantern before the pumpkin became the Halloween vegetable of choice? [Answer: Turnip]

On which historical figure was Bram Stoker’s Dracula said to have been based? [Answer: Vlad the Impaler]

Which famous magician died on Halloween? [Answer: Harry Houdini]

What is the day after Halloween called? [Answer: All Saints Day]

What is a group of witches called? [Answer: A coven]

Many of us enjoyed a full moon on Halloween last year – but when will it next occur? [Answer: Halloween 2039]

What are vampires scared of? [Answer: Wooden stakes]

Victorians put what inside their coffins, just in case? [Answer: Bells – if they happened to be buried alive]

For which fruit do you traditionally bob for on Halloween? [Answer:Apples]

Here’s a look at what is happening in each of the classes:

What’s happening in Science?

This week, sixth graders finished their Ted Talks! We spent our week practicing, polishing, presenting, and peer editing. They have definitely shown how much they have learned about projects in middle school though these presentations! They have included cartoons, beautiful pictures, hilarious animations, tons of intriguing information, and of course, unique scripts. They collaborated so well with each other for this project and helped each other when needed. Just a reminder, their presentation will be Wednesday, October 26th at 2:00pm.

What’s up in ELA?

Sixth graders have completed their personal narrative writing assignments. I am sure that you will enjoy the final product. Next week, your students will start on Week 7 of their grammar lessons. They will identify adverb openers, how to use commas correctly, and when they should spell out numbers in their writings. Students will also begin a new unit in reading, A Deep Study of Character.

What’s going on in Math?

We are wrapping up the unit this week with solving percentage problems! The students have used double number lines in order to solve problems involving percentages. The students will review and take an assessment covering all topics in Unit 2 (Rates, Ratios, and Percentages) next week. We will then move into Unit 3, which covers fractions and decimals! I’m looking forward to watching them learn and show their thinking! 

What’s happening in Social Studies?

This week the sixth graders began working on their first research paper for social studies. This paper answers the question; “How did geography affect Ancient Egyptian and Kush civilizations?” This week the students finished up their outlines and began working on a rough draft. 

Next week, the students will be peer editing their rough drafts and then turning them into final copies. Once the papers have finished up next week, we will begin looking at the Indus Valley Civilizations. 

Important Dates:

  • October 31st- Halloween Carnival (11:30 Dismissal) 
  • November 1st- Teacher Work Day (No School)