The Cooper School Daily

Warmer Weather

This has been a beautiful week at the Cooper School. As the weather grows, so do the smiles of the Cooper Kids! Students are no longer huddled up into their blankets and jackets and instead running and enjoying the company of their peers. Moods are the highest they have been since before the winter time, and it is a sight to see! With students laughing, playing, and generally enjoying their time outside, it also allows for students to focus on their school work during the classes as they were able to release their energy, being kids, outside! With classes being productive, and plenty of outdoor time, there is no better time of year at The Cooper School.


What’s happening in Science?
Fifth graders learned about the difference between chemical and physical changes. They learned more about the periodic table of elements and how those elements combined make all the substances on Earth. They also experimented with dry ice and water ice to learn more about the states of matter. The fifth graders continued to work on their classwide interactive periodic table of elements. Next week they will compare a mystery mixture to other substances in order to figure out the chemical makeup.

What’s happening in Math?
This week, 5th graders plotted points and created quadrilaterals on a coordinate plane, then learned to sort, describe, and explore the hierarchy of quadrilaterals! Next week, we’ll study and sort more quadrilaterals and triangles, then begin to find rules and patterns to plot relationships on a coordinate plane.

What’s happening in ELA?
5th graders finished their sonnets and A Midsummer Night’s Dream this week. We are so excited to share the variety of sonnets our class produced at this year’s Spread the Word reading on April 10th! More details to come!

Next week, 5th graders will begin a novel study of Island of the Blue Dolphins. Rather than switching back to vocabulary, we will continue to deepen our grammar studies and begin applying it to real world editing skills over the next four weeks.

What’s happening in Social Studies?
In Social Studies, the fifth graders dove into their Asian studies. Students took a look at life in early Southwest Asia before completing a reading analysis on life in South Asia. Students then progressed into East and Southeast Asia to end the week! Each day the students are working towards mastery of their mapping skills!

Important Dates:
March 23-April 1: Spring Break