The Cooper School Daily

Spring Break is Here!

Wow! We cannot thank everyone enough for joining us for our 2023 Spread the Word. The student’s put in a tremendous amount of work in preparation for this event and it showed in their performances. We were truly impressed and proud of them for their poise on stage and their incredible writing. The rest of the week was wonderful leading up to Spring Break, which is from April 3rd to April 10th. We hope you have a very restful week off and we look forward to getting back afterwards!

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

What’s happening in Science?
Seventh graders studied plate tectonics and continental drift this week. They looked at how the boundaries of the continents line up like puzzle pieces, then matched the boundaries with fossil records. They learned how Wegner’s ideas took time to be accepted, but now Plate Tectonics is a foundational concept in science. Seventh graders also learned about the different layers of the earth and how the continental and oceanic plates move along the semi solid lithosphere. After learning about earthquakes, and how they occur on plate boundaries, they considered whether they would live on a plate boundary and outweighed the pros and cons of living near or on a plate boundary. When we return after Spring Break, they will continue learning about earth’s geologic history!.

What’s up in Math?
This week, the class has been able to take notes, discuss strategies, and practice problems involving linear relationships. We have discussed and reviewed how to find slope, commonly used formulas, and even systems of equations. After Spring Break, we will continue to review before finishing out the curriculum. I hope you have a happy Spring Break!!

What’s happening in ELA?
Wow! Amazing authors and presenters can be found in The Cooper Middle School student population. I hope you were proud of your student’s written work and their oral presentations. Pieces that were shared caused me to laugh, while others made me reflect on the world we currently live in. Well done, middle school students!

Seventh graders will focus on finishing up their research papers. They will also begin a new unit titled “Historical Fiction Book Clubs.”

What’s going on in Social Studies?
Students dove deep into the different battles of the Civil War before looking into the Emancipation Proclamation. Students analyzed part of the document in groups as practice for their primary source analysis skills!

Once we return, the students will be finishing the Civil War unit and will be assessed on the war before moving forward. Students will then begin their Reconstruction units.

Important Dates:

April 3-10- Spring Break
April 22- TCS Spring Auction