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, fifth graders scaled their buildings and other manmade structures. Most groups have completed their geographic landforms with details and began to construct the amenities their National Park has to offer. More than just hiking is offered at these parks! Some fun activities they have included are ferry rides, zip lines, huge swings, stargazing and of course, camping amongst the wild animals in their park. They are collaborating with their partners so well, listening to each other’s ideas and respecting each other when things don’t go as planned. Just a reminder, their presentation will be Thursday, October 10th at 2:00pm.

What’s up in ELA?

Fifth graders have completed their 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 interjections and homophones and when to appropriately use quotation marks. Students will also begin a new unit in reading, Tackling Complexity – Moving Up Levels of Nonfiction.

What’s going on in Math?

This week, the fifth graders have started Unit 3! They “aced” the pre-unit questions and we are all feeling rather confident going into this unit. We will start today with gaining an understanding of fraction multiplication. They have already told me they enjoy multiplying fractions – which is perhaps the most refreshing thing I’ve ever heard! The entire unit will be covering fraction multiplication and division! 

What’s happening in Social Studies?

This week the 5th grade was able to share their Harriet Tubman presentations! Students then took a look at the causes of the American Revolution and started to get into the Revolution itself. Students were able to draw on the different causes to challenge their minds to think creatively about the topic and even create a propaganda poster posing either a loyalist or patriot  point of view.

Next week the students will begin taking a look into the Constitution and the beginnings of our current day United States. Students will look at each of the branches of government through a jigsaw activity and become masters at all three branches. 

Important Dates:

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