The Cooper School Daily

Happy Holidays!

Math

With all this holiday shopping happening lately, it is a good thing we are reviewing our knowledge of fractions, decimals, and percents in Math this week! Your mathematicians have practiced converting fractions to decimals using division and the toggle key on their calculators. They also used pattern blocks to help convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers. On Wednesday, partners played Frac-Tac-Toe to practice these skills as well. Quiz your child on how to convert 14/3 into a mixed number. They will surely wow you with their knowledge!

 Pajama Day

On Thursday, we celebrated the start of Winter Break with Pajama Day! Pajama Day marks the culmination of our week-long Pajama Drive where students collect pajamas for local kids in need. I have to say, I think the Fifth Graders donated the CUTEST pajamas of all! Thank you for your support in this effort. We had 73% of our class participate!

Independence

Your independent thinkers are growing up so fast! They are now at an age where they can be relatively independent throughout the day at home, picking out their clothes, making a basic meal, and feeding the pet. As long as they are given an age-appropriate task and know where their resources are, they can do many things without help from an adult! It is no different here at school. This week, Fifth Grade discussed ways they can become more independent in their learning. We have begun to make independence books for each subject stating how they can be independent, what resources they have and who can help them.

 

Friday, December 22nd                 Winter Break Begins

Thursday, January 4th                  School Resumes