The Cooper School Daily

Halloween is Almost Here!

“What was that noise?”
It’s the Halloween Carnival sneaking up on us! Happy Halloween weekend and I hope you are all as excited as we are! The Middle Schoolers are looking forward to putting together their work in the carnival for the Elementary School Children. The 5th graders can be credited with the spooky decorations, the 6th and 7th graders will be running the booths, and the 8th graders have created a Haunted House that might just make you jump.

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

What’s happening in Science?
Fifth graders finished their National Park models this week! It required creativity, collaboration, and dedication! They all look so unique…they are excited to show you their work! Just a reminder, their presentation will be Thursday, November 10th at 2:00pm. Next week, they will reflect on the challenges they may have encountered during the project, as well as what they learned. They will also create a google slide presentation that includes information about their National Park.

What’s up in ELA?

Fifth graders worked on grammar week seven. They learned about interjections, homophones, and quotation marks. Students also reviewed skills from previous weeks. Students will not have a vocabulary/grammar quiz this week. We will assess week seven grammar/vocabulary lessons on November 4, 2022. Students began a new unit in reading, Tackling Complexity – Moving Up Levels of Nonfiction. Please make sure they have a nonfiction book to read.

What’s going on in Math?

Fifth grade mathematicians have been busy at work this week! We have managed to make it through nine total lessons! All lessons covered fraction multiplication: including unit fractions, non-unit fractions, and mixed number multiplication. Students were able to complete such problems with ease and accuracy. We ended this week by designing a flag of our own, determining the total area of the flag, and the area of each individual section or design of our flag. The students completed a “Section A Checkpoint” today and we will move on to Section B next week. Section B will cover fraction division!

What’s happening in Social Studies?
This week the 5th grade took on the role of teachers and mastered a specific branch of government with their groups and then taught the rest of the class their branch. Students were able to map the different periods of Westward Expansion and color based on the order in which the United States expanded.

Next week, the students will be challenged to create a mind map of the history of America before we move onto Canada and the modern day North American continent that we see today. This will allow them to then move into our next area of study: Central America.

Important Dates:

October 31- Halloween Carnival (11:30 Dismissal)
November 1- Teacher Work Day (No School)
November 7 / 8- Parent / Teacher Conferences (11:30 Dismissal)
November 11- Veterans Day Breakfast
November 18- Harvest Festival (11:30 Dismissal)
November 21-25 Thanksgiving Break (No School)