Saturday, February 4, 2017

Career Day 2017

The students in Mrs. Wise's 5th grade class share some of their reflections from Career Day.

Today was a fun day because it was Career Day. I got to meet three people and saw what they do for a living. The first session was a store manager at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. The second one was an Informational Technology Specialist, and the last one was a Water Resource Engineer. I can't pick which one was my favorite, however I am looking forward to next year's Career Day.

Today was Career Day and we each had three sessions to attend. Some of them we got to try food while other got souvenirs. I loved hearing about their jobs. In my sessions, I saw a plain clothes police officer, a flight attendant, and a business owner. I loved Career Day and can't wait to do it again next year.

Career Day is where I got to see adult's jobs through their point of view. First I saw a Prototype Model Maker for G.M. Next, I got to see a Athletic Sports Business Owner. Lastly I saw a Technical Operations Supervisor from Comcast. I learned so much and loved my first Career Day.

To me Career Day is about looking at jobs for the future. Also it lets kids get hands on experiences you would get nowhere else. Those are my thoughts about Career Day.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Winter Fun

Just before Christmas, Mrs. Baker, a retired art teacher, came to teach Ms. Spence’s class how to make adorable snowmen. We had so much fun decorating and tinkering with these festive holiday gifts. We got to use a variety of different craft materials. Ms. Spence’s class used a regular sock, we then added rice into the sock, this was the “body” of the snowman. We used a rubber band to form the head. Next we added a baby sock as a hat. Then we put various other decorations such as button eyes, a nose, scarf, arms, etc. Some kids in our class gave them as a Christmas gift, others used it as a seasonal decoration. Our whole entire class thought Mrs. Baker did a wonderful job explaining the directions and giving us help when needed. We were so lucky to get to make our snowmen and each was so different! Our class was very thankful that we got Mrs. Baker to come visit us! We all had a wonderful experience and a great time. Overall it was AMAZING!

By Noah and Jenna

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Problem Solving and Pop-Up Books

In math class, Mrs. deCarli's and Mrs. Santi's classes have been studying problem solving with Mrs. deCarli. Mrs. deCarli showed us her pop-up book collection to inspire us to create our own story problem pop-up books. We enjoy math much more when we do hands-on activities in class. Our assignment was to create a pop-up book that included a multi-step story problem with illustrations. We also had to write the number model with a variable and include the solution to the problem. We hope you enjoy viewing some of our sample pop-up books.

Mrs. deCarli's and Mrs. Santi's Students

Top from left:  Brianna, Gavin and Charlotte C.
Bottom from left: Charlotte A. and Leah



Top from left: Noah, Lydia, and Joe
Bottom: Kylie

Friday, December 30, 2016

Winter Break

As the winter break approaches, our class has been discussing family heritage and traditions. We would like to share with you, how some of us enjoy the holidays with our families!
~ Mrs. Licata’s class

My family traditions are; we like to go through the Lightfest and we also like to watch the Christmas Claymation specials on TV. These are some of the things we love to do for Christmas.
~ Kenzie L.

There are many traditions that my family has, but one of the biggest traditions that my family has is that we always put up Christmas decorations.
~ Abby

One of our traditions is reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Another tradition is opening a present on Christmas Eve when Santa flies by. Another tradition is for my sister and me to wake up our parents on Christmas Day by jumping on their bed.
~ Gabby

Some of my family traditions are to go through the Wayne County Lightfest. Another is to decorate our Christmas tree Thanksgiving weekend.
~ Julia

Every holiday, my family and I go to the Wayne County Lightfest. We also bake cookies for Santa. The holidays are the best!
~ Elyse

Each student captured their family tradition in one word.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Goodfellows Canned Food Drive

Our class worked hard during the canned food drive to bring in cans every day for the people that need food.  It wasn't just about the prize of being able to wear pajamas or the bragging rights that the winning class would earn.  It was about helping those in need.  We kept the cans in a box in our classroom and it was fun to watch the cans pile up.  The pile grew and grew until we had to get more boxes every now and then.  Our class is very proud because we did it for a good cause. We brought in a lot of cans because we understood how much it meant to the people that get the food. We thank the Goodfellows for helping us, too!

Mrs. Yost's Class

Friday, December 9, 2016

Seussical the Musical

Hi everyone I am Nadia and I am Jojo in Cooper's Production of Seussical Kids, I am here to talk about the process of Seussical. On audition days it was rough. We learned a dance in about 15 minutes and had to audition by number. I was 30. The next audition was to sing It’s Possible by yourself. The next audition was to read something from a Dr. Seuss book and make it have expression! The production was only performed by 6th graders in vocal class who auditioned.

The cast and I have been working on the production for almost 4 months.  We performed it on Thursday the 8th of December. In the cast, there were about 32 people that got in. I made the egg, bathtub, and helicopter for the musical. Other people volunteered to make other props. The rehearsals were about 1 ½ to 2 hours long.

Seussical was a great experience! I had a lot of fun with the microphones and learning more about directing and producing. One thing that I learned during Seussical was the amount of hard work and effort you and everyone else has to put in the show.  Thank you for reading my blogpost about Seussical!

By Nadia

Thursday, December 1, 2016

How the Makerspace Helps Us Be Innovative

Hello! This is Evan and Robert. We are two sixth grade students at Cooper. We strive to be innovative at Cooper. We do different projects such as a hologram projector called “Holo-box.” Right now we are working on a project called “Helix.” Helix is a touch screen tablet powered with a micro-bit computer called, “Raspberry Pi.” We have come up with three rules for inventing. One, never give up. Two, always make it better. And three, innovate! The only way we can make this happen is with the LMC and the Cooper Makerspace. Evan and I spend a lot of lunches and recesses in the Library (LMC) doing research, etc. We always would like to talk about the Makerspace. The Makerspace is an area for people like us, that our media specialist, Mrs. Judy Bowling created. The space has so many different options to create with. There are things like computers and 3D printers, to yarn and duct tape. The Makerspace also offers a ton of space to assemble things such as a tablet. The way we show others our creations is by going from classroom to classroom. When we look and see everyone's faces so happy and amazed that inspires us to connect with others and keep doing what we are doing. Not only do what we are doing, but make it better. The Makerspace is a wonderful addition to our school and how we interact with one another. Thank You!
By Robert and Evan

Evan and Robbie share their hologram projector, Holo-box.
The Holo-Box was built using a CD case, a cardboard box, dowels, and an iPad
Can you see the fireworks?