The Cooper School Daily

Poet-Tree in Fourth

Photo Below: Fourth Graders take part in an outdoor science NASA experiment creating realistic craters using cocoa powder and flour. As part of their Sun, Moon, and Stars study, students used balls and stones to drop as “impactors” into their crater. 


Fourth Grade scholars continued studying topics in their science unit on the, “Sun, Moon and Stars!” This week scholars identified that constellations were a group of stars humans observe in a pattern and give a name!  Students also learned about the fascinating history of telescopes.  Students learned that Galileo Galilei was an Italian scientist who is widely considered the first person to use a telescope to see the night sky. We also discussed more modern telescopes such as the Hubble Space Telescope. 

New Read Aloud

Fourth Graders began a new book in Read Aloud entitled Inside Out and Back Again by Thannha Lai. Inspired by the author’s childhood experience as a refugee—fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama—this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child’s-eye view of family and immigration.   This has been a wonderful book to continue our celebration of poets!

Writing Workshop

Fourth Graders have created a “poet-tree” to showcase their unique poetry in our Fourth Grade hallway. This tree is a representation of the “blossoming” poets within our class.  The design was created by Miss Brooke and students crafted flowers filled with their own poems.  

Important Dates: 

May 7th – Virtual Pass It On (viewing information will be sent home soon)- 11:30 Dismissal

May 31st- Memorial Day- No School