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 Social Studies?

The eighth graders began to study for their midterm assessments this week. Students were given study guides for each of the units we have covered to remaster the content before the exam.

Students will be taking their midterm exams next Friday. We will be preparing all week by combining the different unit study guides into one large one. Students will be playing games and creating quizzes for their peers to take in preparation. 

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 happening in Science?

Eighth 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, but Nora took first place.

Thursday, we started our new unit about heredity and evolution. The eighth graders considered variability of traits in humans and other organisms. They investigated fossil replicas and contemplated the change of biodiversity throughout time. We will continue this study for the next month.

What’s happening in Math?

Eighth graders are still working with exponential functions. We looked at the Unit today and decided our assessment will take place in two weeks. We have several lessons to cover and we will take a day to review. Next week we will look at compounding interest and use what we know about percent change in order to make predictions about the future. 

Important Dates:

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