The Cooper School Daily

Planes, Buddies and Holidays!


Did you know that 5th Grade has gone through piloting school and they are now flying their own planes?  We are not short on adventures in this classroom!  As part of our Variables science unit, your investigators constructed Foss planes and connected them to a flight line made from fishing line, two chairs, and some tape.  The challenge was to figure out the minimum number of winds needed on the propeller to get the plane across the flight line.  It was a difficult task with many hiccups and lots of problem-solving!

Lower Grade Buddies!

Your leaders were lucky to spend lots of time with their 4th Grade friends this week! We played kick ball during Movement with our Fourth Grade friends and also had lunch buddies with them throughout the week. These opportunities are so important for both groups. Spending time with the Fifth Graders is exciting for the younger grades and it promotes leadership in our Fifth Graders at the same time. Ask your child what new friendships they enjoyed the most this week!

Holiday Migration

Every year, The Cooper School teaches about the many different holidays that occur this time of year during Whole School Morning Meeting. This is a wonderful way for students to be exposed to cultures and celebrations from around the world. Each year, we select a common theme that connects these celebrations. This year, TCS is focusing on light and how light is used and represented in the many winter holidays. During Whole School Morning Meeting, students will be learning about St. Lucia Day, Los Posadas, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the Winter Solstice. Each of these holidays celebrated in various places around the world, use light as a part of their celebrations.


Wednesday, December 20th   Polar Express Movie Night 5-8

Thursday, December 21st           Pajama Day, 11:30 Dismissal

Friday, December 22nd                 Winter Break Begins

Thursday, January 4th                  School Resumes