The Cooper School Daily

Self-Assessment Conferences Transpired!

Self-assessments occurred this week, they went exceptionally well and the students truly showcased the various topics and skills they have learned this year. Thank you to all who could be here with your student to see their tremendous presentations. If you did not get the chance to swing by the Science Fair on the way in or out, you missed out! The Science Fair projects exceeded all anticipation, with all of them really showing the amount of thought and effort that the students put into them. They began working on “Spread the Word” this week and that will be happening at the end of this month!  

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

What’s happening in Science?

Sixth graders took a brain break on Thursday for a good ol’ fashion…air trolley race!?! That’s right, each contestant was able to construct an air trolley and see what methods would help them win the “Air Trolley Track Race!” It was a stiff competition, but Miles took first place.

Friday we started our human systems unit. They started reading a science comic titled Plagues, which will be a fun way to learn about microorganisms behind some of the world’s deadliest epidemics. They will learn how our bodies fight back and defend us against infections. 

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. Secondly, your students are also working on a final writing project. We should conclude the writing project by March 17th.

What’s going on in Math?

Today, sixth grade students took a final assessment covering the area and circumference of a circle. There were many application problems in which students were thinking about problems outside of the classroom and how to use area and circumference formulas to solve those. The students had a choice to either use their study guide or do corrections. Those graded assessments should be coming home next week.  

What’s happening in Social Studies?

Sixth graders prepared for their assessment on Medieval Europe. Students then took their assessment and began to look into the new unit. The new unit focuses on the struggle of the medieval times. 

Next week, we will be learning about the conflicts between religious leaders and monarchs and the crusades! Students will be mapping, analyzing primary sources, and creating diary entries to show their understanding. 

Important Dates:

  • March 24 – Artist of the Month Coffee (8:15 – 9:00) 
  • March 28 – (11:30 Dismissal from school) Spread the Word (5:00 – 6:00)