The Cooper School Daily

Sensational Social Studies!

It’s Lizl Time!

In honor of our Africa unit, Mrs. Lizl Kotz came in to speak to our 4th Grade scholars about her experience growing up in South Africa. She brought in artifacts that represented the culture and history of her upbringing. Students were curious and excited to learn all about Lizl’s childhood. Please ask your child about a highlight from Lizl’s presentation!


Cool Cards!

Fourth Grade students have been focused on creating culture cards for our Social Studies unit, Africa! A culture card is a card that has a fact about the culture of the Tuareg on one side and an image to match that fact on the other side. Each student selected 5 facts from their ongoing research. They were asked to include a fact about food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and culture. Please ask your child about the special significance of the culture cards!


Centers for Everyone!

Fourth Grade students got a kick out of the themes for our Centers this week! One center hosted mad lib sheets, which were designed to be a part of the mystery unit. Students practiced using adjectives, nouns, and verbs. Another center was set up for students to play the game Mancala, which is a count-and-capture board game with an ancient heritage. There are hundreds of variants found around the world. Our final center was dedicated to analogies. Please ask your child what they liked about each center!


Important Dates:

  • Thursday, 5/09 SUP & Kayaking Trip
  • Friday, 5/10 11:30 Dismissal
  • Friday, 5/10 Pass It On (5pm-6pm @ The Scottish Rite)
  • Monday, 5/20-Friday, 5/24 ERB Testing