The Cooper School Daily

March Madness!

It has been an extremely active week due to the perfecting of the student’s Spread the Word pieces and presentations! We cannot wait for you all to attend to watch these fantastic displays of the students’ hard work on their reading, writing, and oral presentation skills. We are very excited about this event and we hope you choose to join us next Tuesday, March 28th for this year’s Middle School Spread the Word event! 

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

What’s happening in Science?

Seventh graders continued their Earth History unit this week. They studied the layers of rock at the Grand Canyon, as well as how they formed. They also began to learn about volcanoes by mapping the latitude and longitude of volcanoes on Earth’s surface using Google Earth. They will use their data to witness the Ring of Fire on their map and visualize volcanoes along the plate boundaries. They will continue to learn about volcanoes next week, along with earthquakes, which will lead to understanding continental drift and plate tectonics.

What’s up in Math?

Seventh graders have covered the crash course for both Unit 3 and 4 this week. These units covered expressions, equations, and inequalities. After getting a second look at tips and tricks for solving equations and inequalities, students are more confident in their ability and fluency to solve multi-step inequalities and equations. Most of the students did not finish their assessment today, so we will finish that on Monday. We will move on to Units 5 and 6 next week. This will get us completely caught up and ready to finish the remaining two units of the accelerated 7th grade curriculum! 

What’s happening in ELA?

Your students are currently working on their pieces for the “Spread the Word” event that will be taking place on the afternoon of March 28th at the Charleston Museum. Please RSVP as there is limited seating. We would like for your students to dress nicely. 

Please make sure your students are practicing for their presentations. 

What’s going on in Social Studies?

Students were challenged to learn about the tensions of the Civil War and to create a timeline of the beginnings. Students then looked into the Emancipation Proclamation and analyzed a portion of it! 

Students will dive into the ending of the Civil War before taking an assessment right before spring break! Students will analyze part of the Gettysburg Address and map several key battles!

Important Dates:

  • March 28 – Spread the Word 2pm at the Charleston Museum (11:30 Dismissal from school) 
  • April 3-10- Spring Break