The Cooper School Daily

Oh Joy! The Holidays Are Upon Us!

There has been so much excitement in the air this week! The middle schoolers have been awaiting the break to spend time with family, friends, and everyone else in between. This week was hustling and bustling with festive activities such as the secret santa gift exchange, holiday song karaoke, and the Holiday Extravaganza! We hope you have a great break and Happy Holidays! 

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

What’s happening in Science?

This week seventh graders wrapped up their project and presented their research and findings about their ecosystem. They considered how the abiotic and biotic factors in their ecosystem interconnect and how the removal of a species can disrupt the balance. They learned about keystone species and how some species’ removal can disrupt the ecosystem to the point where other species will not survive. When we return from break, they will investigate the effect light has on producers and the specific roles producers play in an ecosystem.

What’s up in Math?

Happy Everything and a restful break to all! We ended math with a Unit 4 Assessment that covered expressions, equations, and inequalities. After break, we will dive into the largest Unit of the year which covers linear relationships, systems of equations, and organizing data.  

What’s happening in ELA?

Wow! We have had very busy and intense weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas Breaks! Your students stayed the course and were able to complete all of their ELA activities. Please encourage your students to read over the Christmas break. Have them to verbally summarize what they read to you around the dinner table.

Please enjoy your Christmas and New Year’s celebrations with family and friends!

What’s going on in Social Studies?

In seventh grade the students finished their studies on the early republic and the first five presidents. Students took their assessment on Thursday to conclude the unit. 

Upon the arrival of the students in January, we will review what the students just finished up. Students will then move into Westward expansion in our next unit. 

Important Dates:

  • December 16th: Holiday Extravaganza- 11:30 Dismissal (Pajama Day)
  • December 17- January 2: Winter Break