The Cooper School Daily


‘A Light Exists in Spring‘
-Emily Dickinson

A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period –
When March is scarcely here
A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels…

Happy Spring Break Everybody!
Here’s a look at what is happening in each of the classes:

What’s happening in Science:
Seventh Grade students wrapped up their study about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine this week. We discussed what’s happening to the displaced people trying to find safety due to the invasion of their country. We also discussed some of the main reasons Putin has invaded Ukraine. To summarize and conclude the study, the Seventh Graders researched reliable news sources to investigate what path they think this war will take over the next few weeks. They then had a group debate to discuss their opinions and findings. Some considered China coming to Russia’s aid, others contemplated a no fly zone, and a few think diplomatic negotiations are possible. Overall, everyone agrees that it is complicated and we hope to help Ukraine however we can. When we get back from break, we will begin our Chemistry unit.

What’s up in Math?
Students were assessed on the first half of the Linear Equations Unit today. They were able to identify which ordered pairs satisfied a given linear equation. They created equations, tables, and graphs that represented real world situations. They were able to compare rates from tables, equations, and graphs. After Spring Break, we will continue with Unit 5. We will be looking at collecting, organizing, and representing data. We will be moving into the statistics portion of our curriculum! I hope everyone has a happy and restful Spring Break!

What’s happening in ELA:
This week, Seventh Graders have learned that the protagonist’s traits often collide with the expectations or demands of the era in which the story is set. They are also working on the correct letter writing format for a friendly letter. They also seem to be enjoying their historical fiction books. After Spring Break, your students will delve into using apostrophes to show ownership and continue reading their fantasy books. Please make sure they take time to read for pleasure over the break.

Important Dates:
March 28-April 1: Spring Break