The Cooper School Daily

Conferences, Presentations, Feasts, and More!

It is a busy time here at TCS. However, despite the madness, it is a time of connection and pride. Student’s have been taking pride in their work this season as they begin to present to parents and guardians here at TCS! Students have begun numerous project based presentations such as; ELA’s eighth grade Focus Lessons, which showcased their photography and writing skills. Fifth graders have been working diligently in preparation for their National Parks presentations for science. It has been a wonderful process to observe. Our eighth grade scientists have also been working around the clock on their Rube Goldberg projects incorporating their knowledge of physics!

Connections have been made during our Halloween Carnival, Parent Conferences, and our upcoming Harvest Feast! Connections between parents and teachers, students and parents, and students and students.

This truly is a busy time here at TCS, but one of the best times of the year!


Here’s a look at what is happening in each of the classes:

What’s happening in Science?
Seventh graders contemplated the impact of wildfires this week! They discussed the importance of wildfires play on the health of the LongLeaf Pine forest ecosystem, but then also discussed how developed areas encroach on the forest’s capability of having a fire. They then dove deeper and chose an animal in the LongLeaf Pine forest to learn more about. The seventh graders are now making a food web and adaptation poster about their animals as they learn more about communities, populations, and ecosystems.

What’s up in Math?
This week, 7th graders practiced solving equations involving both before reviewing for and taking their unit 3 test. They finished out the week by starting their 4th unit of study – solving and representing inequalities! Next week, they’ll explore what a solution to an inequality means, then work towards solving some more complicated inequality problems and graph them.

What’s happening in ELA?
This week, seventh graders began a research and nonfiction unit. We are so excited to refine our researching skills and take part in deep research and evidence gathering around relevant contemporary issues and topics in the world today.

Next week, 7th grade researchers will synthesize their evidence, organizing big take-aways and important data as they decide what they want to share with their peers. Researchers will then create visually stimulating and rich infographics from their research to share.

What’s going on in Social Studies?

This week, the seventh graders dug deep into the Constitution. Students acted as detectives and analyzed each part of the Constitution. Students worked on this activity as a class, in small groups, and then challenged themselves and took on some portions by themselves!

Next week, the students will compare the Articles of Confederation with the Constitution. This will lead into the students working through their first QUEST activity that asks them to analyze the Senate Representation and create a debate over if the senate should be based on population or not.

Important Dates:
November 17th – Harvest Feast (Half Day- 11:30 Dismissal)
November 20th-24th – Thanksgiving Break