The Cooper School Daily

Myths, Essays, and Egypt!

Social Studies

This week in Social Studies, students learned all about The Nile and why it is so important to Egypt, now and in ancient times! We looked at maps that showed so much green surrounded by desert and brainstormed why that would happen. We also created our own model of the Nile that we will flood weekly and monitor for growth!


In writing, Fourth Graders have been focused on writing essays. Students have placed their focus on creating lists of things that they know a lot about. The most important part of drafting an essay is making sure that you can support your ideas with evidence!


Readers have continued to read myths this week. We’ve been learning all about the character archetypes. The three archetypes we’ve learned about are the hero, the villain, and the wise one in the story. The hero saves the day, the villain creates some sort of situation that gets in the way of the hero’s goal, and the wise one presents a solution to help the hero achieve the goal that he/she is trying to complete.

Important Dates:

  • October 18-19: Fall Break
  • October 29: Halloween Carnival 11:30 Dismissal
This week, Fourth Grade had our very first birthday circle of the year!