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?

Sixth graders explored plants this week! They witnessed that water flows up plants through the xylem by observing celery turn blue as it sat in blue colored water. They also looked closely at the veins in leaves and learned how water and sap flows through the plant. Sixth graders learned about the three different shapes of leaves by collecting leaves and sorting them into piles of pinnate, palmate, or parallel. When we get back to school after the break, we will finish up our Diversity of Life unit. Monday, January 9th, we will head to James Island County Park for a program about the food web in the salt marsh.

What’s up 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 Math?

Happy Everything and a restful break to all! We ended math with a Unit 3 Assessment that covered fractions and decimals. After break, we will dive into equations and expressions.

What’s happening in Social Studies?

Students have begun learning about Ancient Greece. We finished the week by studying the Ancient Greek Society. 

Students will begin their studies when they return with a quick review. This will then lead into the Greek Mythology project that they have all been waiting on. They will be given an ancient Greek god or goddess to become an “expert” on. 

Important Dates:

  • December 16th: Holiday Extravaganza- 11:30 Dismissal (Pajama Day)
  • December 17- January 2: Winter Break
  • January 9th: Field Trip to James Island County Park