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Clusters   On Wednesday, we had our first Cooper Clusters lunch of the year. These...

# To New Beginnings!

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”

As we step into a new school year with new friends, new classes, new procedures, and new roles, it’s critical to remember the importance of the beginning, of uncertainty, of feeling uncomfortable. It’s in these moments that we set the tone, intention, and energy for the rest of the year. For some of us, this is one of MANY beginnings we’ve had at TCS – but we all still have learning to do. We work out the kinks, set our procedures and routines, create goals, form habits, and forge authentic relationships. The TCS Middle School team has been hard at work to make this beginning as seamless as possible – and I could not be more excited. It’s sure to be a fantastic school year!

Math:

I’m so excited to dive into our 8th grade math content next week! In Algebra 1, we’ll begin with collecting data and organizing statistics using methods like box plots, histograms, and dot plots. We’ll also begin describing sets of data through mean, median, mode, and standard deviation.

ELA:

8th grade is poised to jump into their first unit next week – position papers. This form of argumentative writing will push our writers to conduct deep research to form opinions on complex issues. Our first week will be full of gathering as much information as possible and organizing quotes and data thoughtfully for future drafts.

Social Studies:

We will begin our subject matter this upcoming week, which has the eighth grade class learning about world history, beginning in 1750. We will start with a review of prior knowledge and events that led up to where we are going to be studying and then diving in towards the end of the week on studying the year 1750.

Science:

Eighth graders started thinking about gravity this week by designing a NEW wall for Humpty Dumpty using household materials. They will be learning about Newton’s Laws, kinetic energy, and potential energy this trimester by making a Rube Goldberg machine and designing helmets to protect a mannequin’s brain. I am looking forward to getting into the material!

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Important Dates:

September 2nd – Labor Day

September 4th – MS Curriculum Night (5:30pm)

September 7th – Family Fun Night @ The Charleston Battery