The Cooper School Daily

Happy Halloween!


Africa is home to the world’s longest river, the world’s largest desert, well over 1,000 languages, and the oldest human remains every discovered. This week, 5th graders began their study of this amazing and diverse continent. We began with a discussion of what we picture when we think of Africa. It was interesting for us to see that we all picture similar things, but that we may be only picturing a very very small portion of this culturally rich land. This week our focus has been on analyzing Africa through maps. We studied physical maps, political maps, and climate maps. Next week, we look forward to looking closer at the culture and people of Africa!

Parent Lunch

Parent Lunch was a blast! Sharing meals together is one important way that we create bonds and lasting relationships. It is a time to relax, have conversation, and enjoy something delicious with those around us. The 5th graders were so excited to share this special time with you all this week! Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to join us.

Photo_Oct_30,_9_43_13_AMHalloween Carnival

It was another successful Halloween Carnival! Witches, vampires, mad scientists, and even a storm cloud! The 5th grade students each created a Halloween-themed booth for the rest of the school to enjoy at the Halloween Carnival. We enjoyed everything from touching gross food to graveyard golf to racking up sweets at the monster walk. Students dressed up in their creative costumes and had a great time socializing across grade levels. A few students even walked away with awards for their special costumes! Many parents donated their time, money, and creativity to make this event happen, and I want to give you all a big THANK YOU!