The Cooper School Daily

Happenings in Fourth Grade!

Photos Below: Fourth Graders just completed their read-aloud book called “The Egypt Game” by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. In an exercise that combined both our read-aloud and handwriting, students chose a character that they most identified with within the story and wrote their reasons in cursive.  

Social Studies: This week in Social Studies, Fourth Grade scholars were assigned their topics for their upcoming Ancient Civilizations project.  Scholars were assigned to study topics in Ancient Egypt or Ancient Greece. Then, they learned about their specific topic within their civilization. For instance, they might be researching daily life, food, shelter, celebrations or polytheism.  Lastly, students were assigned a unique God or Goddess.  This was an exciting time for Fourth Graders as they have each had a chance to previously explore these Gods and Goddesses in our mythology unit of study.  

Reading Workshop

This week Fourth Grade readers and writers began to apply skills from both Reading and Writing Workshop to their Ancient Civilizations research.  They started by going to a curated list of research websites for either Ancient Greek or Ancient Egyptian facts.  They carefully read through their research and took notes that they could apply to their topic. Scholars then began piecing together these notes into the sentences of their paper.  

Halloween: Last week, we had a fantastic Halloween celebration in Fourth Grade! It included sharing our family traditions of Halloween past. As a cohort, we shared our most favorite costumes of the past and shared what all students were dressed as this year! As a cohort, we played an introduction game where we introduced one another to another classmate’s halloween character.  We enjoyed listening to a spooky kids podcast while decorating our Halloween treat bags. While it was certainly different from our past year’s Halloween celebrations at TCS, it was a magical day!

Important Dates: 

November 9th & 10th- Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 20th: 11:30 Dismissal

November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break