The Cooper School Daily

Math Games & Friendship!


Games play an important role in the Everyday Math curriculum.  While students are learning new concepts through the math lesson each day, math games provide extra practice for students to master those new concepts.  This week, your mathematicians learned the game Name That Number.  In this game, students have 5 cards.  Using those 5 cards, they are asked to add, subtract, multiply, or divide their numbers to reach a target number. The goal is to use all 5 cards, but sometimes you can only use 3 or 4. You try it!

Your cards are:  5, 10, 3, 1, 7

Your target number is: 8  


Friends at School

For the past couple of weeks, students have been talking about the skills involved with making new friends. During Morning Meetings, students have discussed how important it is to learn a new friend’s name and how this makes people feel known and appreciated. Students were challenged to learn 10 new friends names over the week. They also spoke about the importance of introducing yourself and your friends when faced with new people. These skills are not often explicitly taught but help students to be kind friends and to build confidence in sometimes awkward situations.



During Word Word this week, students have been practicing their keyboarding skills on a program called Keyboarding Without Tears.  This program comes from the same company as our handwriting curriculum, and can be practiced on either a computer or an ipad.  Fourth Grade has chosen to practice on the ipads since touch screens are becoming more common than actual keyboards. 


Important Dates:

Friday, October 14- Fall Bake Sale, 2:15-2:45

Thursday, October 27 – Parent Forum, 5:45pm

Monday, October 31 – Halloween Carnival, Half Day 11:30 Dismissal