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?

Sixth graders considered how human organ systems interact and how one system failing can impact other systems. They explored a case about a girl their age who got sick and needed to be diagnosed. They utilized their new knowledge to diagnose the girl’s disease and presented their diagnosis to the class. Sixth graders also dove deeper into the cardiovascular system by experimenting with their heart rate. They contemplated the importance of oxygen transport to muscles during exercise, as well the importance of food for energy. Next week, we will continue to learn more about human body systems and will finish up our study a couple of weeks after spring break.

What’s up 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 Math?

This week, sixth graders were able to finish their Percent Increase and Decrease Unit. They are able to reason with percentages in “real world” situations and solve problems using the strategies they have learned. Next week, they will complete an assessment and start on their next unit, Rational Numbers. 

What’s happening in Social Studies?

Sixth graders finished their studies on the struggles of Medieval Europe! Student’s assessed their knowledge on the unit by creating a mind map! Students then were able to jump into the Islamic World of South Asia! Students looked into the origins and beliefs of Islam. 

Next week, the students will map the Muslim world and look into primary sources. Students will then receive a study guide for the quiz on the unit before spring break! 

Important Dates:

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