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?

Seventh graders took a brain break on Wednesday 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!

Friday, we started our new unit about Earth’s geologic history. They discussed some things that they think happened on Earth before there were humans around to observe them and record what they observed. The seventh graders also investigated fossils of living things from the past. They will be studying earth’s geologic history for the next month.

We will continue this study for the next month.

What’s up in Math?

This week, seventh graders were able to show what they had learned from their Functions and Volume unit. We will be going through a “crash course” of all standards learned so far and take what I’m calling a two-thirds term to make sure we are all in a good spot moving forward. After that, we will continue into volume formulas for cones, spheres, and cylinders. Students will be able to create paper versions of 3D figures and reason with the measurements in order to produce a formula. I’m looking forward to getting these students ready for Algebra 1! 

What’s happening 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 Social Studies?

Students looked into different social reforms around America leading up to the Civil War. Students were then asked to create a propaganda poster that emphasized one of the reforms of their choice. Students worked in pairs to not only create an idea but to illustrate it and create a catchy slogan for their posters. 

Next week, the students will be assessed on the unit and then moving into the Civil War. Students will be asked to master their new vocabulary and create diary entries to show their understanding. 

Important Dates:

  • March 28 – Spread the Word (11:30 Dismissal)