The Cooper School Daily

We cannot wait to see you! Conferences are right around the corner…

This week has been jam-packed with a variety of exciting happenings. In case you missed it, the Halloween carnival was a hit! The costumes, decorations, and booths were excitingly creative. There have been multiple presentations being put on by the elementary school that have been enticing for the middle schoolers to observe. Remember to put parent/teacher conferences on your calendar for next week!

Here’s a look at what is happening in each of the classes:

What’s happening in Science?

Fifth graders worked on their National Park presentations this week. Their presentations include information about their park’s region, the main attraction, and other details that are not explicitly modeled in their work. Fifth graders contemplated challenges, reflected  on what they learned, and acknowledged their group members’ efforts, which they also included in their presentation. Just a reminder, they will be presenting their parks next Thursday, November 10th at 2:00. Next week, we will dive into our next unit about living systems.

What’s up in ELA?

Fifth grade students have started on their nonfiction unit. Every student has a book that they will be focusing on. They have been working on their notetaking skills for nonfiction. Next week, we will be working on identifying main ideas and supporting details.

Finally, I wanted to let you know that starting next week, all signed papers for ELA will be sent home every Monday. The signed paper (rubric) is how I will keep you informed on how your child is doing in ELA. Please check with your child every Monday afternoon for their ELA signed papers.

What’s going on in Math?

Mathematicians have been digging into fraction division. They took an assessment on fraction multiplication on Wednesday (those should have come home yesterday), and we have already started fraction division. We will continue exploring different methods and ways of conceptualizing fractions next week. The next assessment will be next Thursday, November 10. 

What’s happening in Social Studies?

This week the fifth grade was able to conclude the history behind North America (United States and Canada). They ended their studies by creating a mind map to represent the information they had learned. 

Next week, the students will be learning about the countries in today’s world. The students will then be moving their studies to Central America. 

Important Dates:

  • November 7 / 8- Parent / Teacher Conferences (11:30 Dismissal)
  • November 10- National Park Presentation 2:00
  • November 11- Veterans Day Breakfast 
  • November 18- Harvest Festival (11:30 Dismissal)
  • November 21-25 Thanksgiving Break (No School)