The Cooper School Daily

The Great Debate!

Symphony Orchestra

This week the Charleston Symphony Orchestra came to visit The Cooper School. They played a few songs for our own musicians and we were all enamored with their beautiful music. We all had so many questions for them once they finished their presentations. We even found out that they conduct a show that is all about Harry Potter in February!

 

Finding Pronouns

In Grammar we have been studying pronouns. A pronoun is a word that can be a substitute for a noun in a sentence. One way that we practiced this was to look for pronouns in other texts. Scholars worked with partners to search for these special words in picture books and collected a list. We then wrote a few sentences using these pronouns to help tell a story.

 

Let’s Debate!

This week we started our much anticipated unit on Argument Essays! Our debatable topic is whether chocolate milk should be served in Elementary Schools. Writers in Fifth Grade are picking a side and researching to find reputable evidence that helps support their claim. After they complete their persuasive essay they will have a debate against the “other side” to present their findings. This is one of our favorite things to do in class. Ask your child what side they are on to start your own debate at home!

Important Dates:

December 11th – Winter Choir Performance at Circular Church (1:30pm)

December 14th- 3rd-5th Movie Night

December 21st – PJ Day (11:30am Dismissal)

December 22nd-January 3rd – Winter Break (No School)

January 4th – School Resumes