As we are entering a new year, each member of The Cooper School chooses one word as their focus for 2022. This week, middle school students have been brainstorming, choosing, and explaining the meaning of their words. Students will share their word with all of you during self assessments! We are excited for you to hear the amount of thought each student has put into their intention for 2022!
Here’s a look at what is happening in each of the classes:
What’s happening in Science:
Seventh Grade scientists dove into biomimicry this week! They started to contemplate nature’s solutions to human-caused problems. They also performed an epidemic simulation lab to witness how diseases spread through a population of people, then contemplating the importance of social distancing and quarantining during a pandemic. Seventh Grade scientists also learned about herd immunity and hypothesized when the Covid-19 pandemic would be over. Next week, we will dive deep into biomimicry research and the diversity of life on our planet!
What’s up in Math?
Mathematicians have begun their inequality unit! They have explored creating, writing, and graphing inequalities. Their understanding of inequalities will expand as we move into solving inequalities and discussing what the solutions mean in real-life situations. They were so engaged and driven all throughout the equations unit so I know they will be equally excited about inequalities!
What’s happening in ELA:
Seventh Graders continued to work on their research topics on: gun violence, gender equality, and climate change. They should be working on editing their research and infographics. They will have their “Artist of the Month” presentation on January 21st at 8:15-9:00 AM. Parents, please plan to come to that event and support your child.
January 17th: MLK Day – No School
January 21st: 7th Grade Artist of the Month Celebration at 8:15 AM