The Cooper School Daily

March Madness!

It has been an extremely active week due to the perfecting of the student’s Spread the Word pieces and presentations! We cannot wait for you all to attend to watch these fantastic displays of the students’ hard work on their reading, writing, and oral presentation skills. We are very excited about this event and we hope you choose to join us next Tuesday, March 28th for this year’s Middle School Spread the Word event! 

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

What’s happening in Science?

Fifth graders learned more about the stars, sun, and moon this week! They contemplated the relative size and distance between the earth, moon, and sun. They explored the solar system by listening to each other’s lessons about their respective planet or satellite. Fifth graders learned about constellations and used their imagination to make their own constellations. They read how Earth’s moon was formed and observed Newton’s First Law of motion to understand why Earth doesn’t just fly into space. We will continue our astronomy unit next week and continue it a couple of weeks after spring.

What’s up in ELA?

Your students are currently working on their pieces for the “Spread the Word” event that will be taking place on the afternoon of March 28th at the Charleston Museum. Please RSVP as there is limited seating. We would like for your students to dress nicely. 

Please make sure your students are practicing for their presentations. 

What’s going on in Math?

Fifth graders were able to successfully wrap up adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. Students took a checkpoint on Wednesday and those scores were returned today. Next week, we will begin looking at developing some number sense and conceptual understanding of what happens when you multiply a whole number and a fraction. 

What’s happening in Social Studies?

Fifth grade has finished their Northern Eurasia unit! Student’s then took on the challenge of mapping the entirety of Europe before we dove into Africa. Students were able to look at the origins of humanity and Ancient Egypt and Kush! 

Next week, the students will be diving into later African civilizations and colonization! Students will finish the unit right before spring break with a mind map! This will assess their knowledge on everything Africa! 

Important Dates:

  • March 28 – Spread the Word 2pm at the Charleston Museum (11:30 Dismissal from school) 
  • April 3-10- Spring Break