The Cooper School Daily

Wonderful Presenters!

Ancient Civilizations Presentation

Thank you for joining the 4th Grade class for the Ancient Civilizations presentation. Scholars worked tirelessly building their artifacts, researching their topics and designing their pictures for the big event. One group of researchers dedicated their time to studying Ancient Greece while the second group of students studied Ancient Egypt. Their individual presentations showed great effort, extensive research skills and public speaking skills. These skills they have acquired will  help them throughout their academic careers. Please ask your child about a highlight from the presentation! 

Reading With A New Perspective

This week, reading involved 4th Grade scholars examining the allusion to myths in other creative media. Students read the myth of Icarus and Daedalus and compared the myth to the notable painting, “The Fall of Icarus” by the famous painter, Pieter Brueghel. Our class studied the painting as a group and came up with unique interpretations. Finally, students read the poem, “Musee des Beaux Arts” by W. H. Auden, who was a famous 20th century poet. He wrote that poem after viewing the painting by Brueghel at a museum. Please ask your child about comparing myths to art media. 

Musicians at Work

Our Fourth Grade musicians were in for a treat this week when they rehearsed songs with their instruments outside on the deck of the library. A few of the songs performed were, “Ode To Joy,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Tom Dooley,” and “Roundabout.” Our students have been practicing with great enthusiasm on their guitars and ukuleles. There is a small group of Fourth Graders who strum their guitars to selective songs and perform for the class, which is always a treat. The remaining students practice different songs as a collective group. When the larger group performs, they bring a unique and grand sound to each performance. Please ask your child about their experience playing outside for music class.  

Important Dates:  

Monday-Tuesday, 11/11-11/12 Parent Teacher Conferences 

Tuesday, 11/12 Grandparents Day (10:00am-11:30am) 

Monday, 11/25, Harvest Feast (Half Day)

Tuesday, 11/26 Half Day – 11:30 Dismissal

Wednesday-Sunday 11/27-12/1 Thanksgiving Break