A pendulum is a mass hanging from a fixed point that is free to swing to and fro. Can you think of an everyday object that is a pendulum? Your scientists came up with a swing on the playground, a grandfather clock, a bell ringer, and a wind chime! This week, your thinkers began Variables in science. This unit is focused on creating controlled experiments by manipulating one variable at a time. This unit will set each student up for success in the science fair later in the year. Ask your child about our swingers investigation!
This week your mathematicians have been working with pie!! Pie graphs, that is. They started off the week by comparing a circle graph to a bar graph and noticed that not only are circle graphs round, but each section is displayed with a percent and all the sections add up to 100 percent. On Thursday, each student practiced measuring sections of a circle graph with a percent circle. Next up, your unique learners will take a multiple intelligences quiz and create a circle graph displaying their results! We can’t wait to share our graphs with you.
As we do every year, The Cooper School students spent the week reflecting on their “one word”. The one word movement is a way to replace the traditional New Year’s Resolution with something more broad and transcendent throughout the year. Students and teachers think about what’s important to them and what their goals are for the year. Then, they choose a word that represents these goals and can help them be successful. My word this year is “breathe”. What’s your word?
Monday, Jan. 16 MLK Day, No School
Thursday, Jan. 12 Parent Forum, 5:45 – 6:45 pm
Friday, Jan. 27 Art Walk, 8 am