The Cooper School Daily

What is…5th Grade Fun!

Fifth graders have had fun this week working on Spelling Jeopardy, dancing to African drums and studying explorers.

Spelling Jeopardy

Students have been playing games to enhance their knowledge of spelling prefixes, suffixes and Latin/ Greek roots. Students worked in groups to sort their words, discuss definitions and practice their meanings in their writing. Students then played games to learn their meanings. Students have been introduced to Jeopardy, Brainburst and Prefix Spin. Ask your child what game they played with their group.  


Around the World in 100 years! That’s what Fifth Graders read this week as they took a look into the past and how the early explorers discovered what the land on Earth really looks like. While the book starts with Marco Polo and his exploration on land, the focus continued with ocean explorers. From Henry the Navigator, to Juan Ponce de Leon, to Ferdinand Magellan, we read all about the discovery of the southern tip of Africa, the eastern coast of Canada, and of course, North America! We are excited to continue this study next week with a historical fiction novel, a real-life exploration simulation, and a research project. Ask your child which explorer was the most interesting to them!

African Drum and Dance Tour

Wow! Wow! Tuesday, we were invited to The University School to see the African Dance and Drum Tour. The three drummers came from Senegal and travel the U.S. to schools and perform. This was a fascinating experience for the students. We had several students represent The Cooper School dancing in front with the Senegalese dancers!

Important Dates

April 26th– Kayaking/SUP

May 4th– Grandparents Day 10am-11:30am

May 4th– Pass It On- 5p.m. Charleston Museum

May 3rd– Kayaking/SUP

May 10th– Kayaking/SUP

May 17th– Kayaking/SUP

May 20th– End of the Year Picnic

May 28th– Memorial Day – No school

May 31st– Graduation

June 1st– Field Day