The Cooper School Daily

Halloween is almost here!

A fun Halloween quiz for you to geek out on and enjoy! You can find more rounds here!

Name the celestial event which happened on Halloween in 2021 for the first time in 19 years. [Answer: October’s second full moon, also known as a Blue Moon]

What vegetable was originally carved to create a Jack-O’-lantern before the pumpkin became the Halloween vegetable of choice? [Answer: Turnip]

On which historical figure was Bram Stoker’s Dracula said to have been based? [Answer: Vlad the Impaler]

Which famous magician died on Halloween? [Answer: Harry Houdini]

What is the day after Halloween called? [Answer: All Saints Day]

What is a group of witches called? [Answer: A coven]

Many of us enjoyed a full moon on Halloween last year – but when will it next occur? [Answer: Halloween 2039]

What are vampires scared of? [Answer: Wooden stakes]

Victorians put what inside their coffins, just in case? [Answer: Bells – if they happened to be buried alive]

For which fruit do you traditionally bob for on Halloween? [Answer:Apples]

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

What’s happening in Science?
This week, seventh graders finished their Ted Talks! We spent our week practicing, polishing, presenting, and peer editing. They have definitely shown how much they have learned these past few years in middle school in these presentations! They have included cartoons, beautiful pictures, hilarious animations, tons of intriguing information, and of course, unique scripts. They collaborated so well with each other for this project and helped each other when needed. Just a reminder, their presentation will be Thursday, October 27th at 2:00pm.

What’s up in Math?
This week, 7th graders completed the assessment for unit two! I was so impressed with their thinking and work, they truly did a fantastic job! We are (thankfully, for some) moving out of Geometry and into Algebra for our next unit! Starting next week, we will work on creating and solving equations – the fun stuff! You should expect the assessment from unit two to come home today.

What’s happening in ELA?
Seventh graders have completed their realistic fiction writing assignments. I am sure that you will enjoy the final product. Next week, your students will start on Week 7 of their grammar lessons. They will identify adverb openers, how to use commas correctly, and when they should spell out numbers in their writings. Students will also begin a new unit in reading, Investigating Characterization.

What’s going on in Social Studies?
In seventh grade we began looking at the Revolution battles and timeline. Students looked at the Declaration of Independence and then began to look at the conclusion of the war.

Next week their creativity will be challenged. Students will be asked to create a parody song about the American Revolution. This will act as their assessment for the unit. Students then will be diving into the Constitution.

Important Dates:

October 31st- Halloween Carnival (11:30 Dismissal)
November 1st- Teacher Work Day (No School)