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 Social Studies?
The eighth graders finished up heir Women’s History Month Presentations this week! Students then practiced and gave each other feedback in preparation for their presentations that happened on Thursday.

Once we return, the students will be diving back into their content with imperialism and World War I. Students will be looking at a variety of primary sources such as; the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the Zimmermann Note. Students will begin looking at the different battles of the war as well.

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!

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

What’s happening in Science?
Eighth graders learned about genetics this week! They studied how genes are stored in our DNA which is stored in our chromosomes. They now understand the difference between dominant and recessive genes, as well as heterozygous and homozygous. They practiced the possibilities of combinations using punnett squares using couples of their choice. When we return from Spring Break, they will learn about relatedness, lines of descent, and how to model relationships among organisms.

What’s happening in Math?
Mathematicians have started the Quadratic Unit. We are beginning to recognize patterns in relationships, tables, and data that reflect a quadratic relationship. Students are building the foundational knowledge in order to learn how to graph and solve problems involving quadratic functions. I continue to be impressed by their willingness to engage in hard topics and problem solve through advanced concepts. I hope everyone has a restful and joy-filled Spring Break!

Important Dates:

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