The Cooper School Daily

Halloween is Almost Here!

“What was that noise?”
It’s the Halloween Carnival sneaking up on us! Happy Halloween weekend and I hope you are all as excited as we are! The Middle Schoolers are looking forward to putting together their work in the carnival for the Elementary School Children. The 5th graders can be credited with the spooky decorations, the 6th and 7th graders will be running the booths, and the 8th graders have created a Haunted House that might just make you jump.
Here’s a look at what is happening in each of the classes:

What’s happening in Social Studies?
This week the students finished their research projects. Students were able to complete not only a paper, but also a presentation. This presentation was then done in front of the entirety of the Middle School.

Next week, the 8th graders will progress in our Revolutions Unit and begin studying Nationalism. This will be the final topic in our unit before moving onto Industrialization.

What’s happening in ELA?
Eighth graders worked on grammar week seven. They learned about that clause, demonstrative pronouns, and usage with verb tense. Students also reviewed skills from previous weeks. Eighth graders will not have a vocabulary/grammar quiz this week. We will assess week seven grammar/vocabulary lessons on November 4, 2022. Your students were able to choose their books for their Critical Literacy unit in reading. Please ask your child to share the reading of these thought provoking books with you.

What’s happening in Science?
This week, 8th graders diligently worked on their Rube Goldberg machine. It is coming together for sure. They are learning not only about physics, but patience 🙂 They will finish it up next week and begin to work on their google slide presentation about the “science” behind the madness it takes to open a lunchable Rube Goldberg style.

Just a reminder, their presentation to parents is Wednesday, November 9th at 2:00pm.

What’s happening in Math?
Eighth grades are absolutely rocking Systems of Equations. With Dan, they were able to learn methods of graphing and substitution. I worked with them on the elimination method. I hope you all know how incredibly bright, determined, and motivated your kids are. Towards the end of this week, we started looking at “Graphing Systems of Inequalities”, and decided to do a little review of graphing lines. I’m expecting the assessment date (originally Wed. Nov 2), to push back at least a day to Thursday (Nov. 3).

Important Dates:

October 31- Halloween Carnival (11:30 Dismissal)
November 1- Teacher Work Day (No School)
November 7 / 8- Parent / Teacher Conferences (11:30 Dismissal)
November 11- Veterans Day Breakfast
November 18- Harvest Festival (11:30 Dismissal)
November 21-25 Thanksgiving Break (No School)