Photo Below: Fourth Grader, Charlotte Payne, captured the magic of the Space X Crew 2 Mission launch as it headed toward the International Space Station on Friday, April 23rd.
This week Fourth Grade scholars began their new Science and Social Studies unit on Africa! As a class, we reflected on the size of Africa in relation to other continents. Students started their week by labeling a World Map, identifying the 7 continents and 5 oceans. From there, we focused on the 50+ countries that make up the African continent! Scholars utilized the Kid’s Britannica Atlas to identify these countries on a continent map. Students also began reviewing the major biomes of the African continent.
Fourth Graders continued with their handwriting practice by identifying their six favorite capital and lowercase letters in the cursive alphabet. They each crafted unique sentences that utilized the letter as many times as possible. In Keyboarding, students continue to practice their hand placement as they identify symbols and special characters in typing.
Social Emotional Learning – Persistence
Fourth Graders began our final social emotional learning focus for the year. For the next few weeks, students will learn to define what persistence means to them as a student at The Cooper School. We kicked off this topic by sharing in our Morning Meeting what parts of our school day require the most persistence. Students shared the instances where they have experienced these moments. They also shared the strategies that enabled them to keep going, rather than abandon their goal. This thoughtful discussion led to personal observations where we reflected on these moments throughout our week, both individually and as a class.
May 7th – Virtual Pass It On (viewing information will be sent home soon)- 11:30 Dismissal
May 31st- Memorial Day- No School