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A Tree, a Symbol of Growth

Friday, April 12, 2024

A Tree, a Symbol of Growth

A Tree, a Symbol of GrowthBy: Emmylou Allen A tree swaying in the field of sweet spring,a story to tell needing to be heard.The vivid colors that autumn soon bring,in the restless strong wind, colors […]
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Nothing Much

Friday, April 5, 2024

Nothing Much

Students returned from Spring Break with plenty of stories to tell and adventures to report. I marveled with them in the time spent getting to do whatever our hearts desired (mostly) for a whole week. […]
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Camouflage

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Camouflage

Can you see him? The racoon? I spotted this little buddy while walking this week. As I watched him climb super high into the tree, in amazement, honestly, I was in disbelief how much he […]
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Warmer Weather

Friday, March 15, 2024

Warmer Weather

This has been a beautiful week at the Cooper School. As the weather grows, so do the smiles of the Cooper Kids! Students are no longer huddled up into their blankets and jackets and instead […]
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Self-Assessment Celebrations

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Self-Assessment Celebrations

The end of a trimester, or the end of any period of time, can be hard and stressful work, but I knew going into self-assessment that the TCS middle schoolers would deliver and, boy, did […]
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Cooper School Sonnet

Friday, March 1, 2024

Cooper School Sonnet

This unit in ELA is all about Shakespeare and sonnets for every grade! As students began sonnet writing this week, I thought it would be fitting to write a sonnet about learning at The Cooper […]
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Festina Lente

Friday, February 23, 2024

Festina Lente

Festina Lente. “Make haste slowly.” A classical adage and oxymoron to remind us to find the balance between the need to meet a deadline and to do things well. I almost made a hasty decision […]
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Love to Give

Friday, February 16, 2024

Love to Give

As we focus on Valentine’s Day this week, I wanted to share some things that our community loves about the Cooper School! With that being said, I wanted to share mine first. The Cooper School […]
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Powerful Moments

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Powerful Moments

On Monday, our Middle Schoolers had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Anthony James, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at USC. With Dr. James, the students discussed “Ouch!”, a strategy used to resolve conflicts […]
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Middle School As Literature

Friday, February 2, 2024

Middle School As Literature

Our 8th Grade class has been moving through the literary classic To Kill a Mockingbird, and I was giddy to see the kids encounter this piece for the first time. What I didn’t anticipate was […]
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