The Cooper School Daily


The fibers of the fabric are spun around

twisted tight

tied with rubber bands that are stretched thin

splashed with various dyes that are all a different color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple

It’s colorful, its messy

colors collide, bleed, and run

In the end through all the mess, turns out to be something unexpectedly beautiful

Creative, special and unique in its own way. 

Similar to tie-dye, middle school is quite the same. It’s messy, chaotic, and we can get stretched thin, however, the final product is always something to be proud of. It makes all the mess and chaos worthwhile. As you may know this year has been quite the whirlwind, but just like tye-die there have been beautiful things created and produced. Beautiful minds learning and growing, accumulated different dyes of concepts and ideas, that are bled together to create a new mindset, and used to make meaning of this incredible world around us. This week, we took the time to appreciate this beauty. 

What’s happening in Science:

This week, scientists presented their findings, analysis, and conclusions from their bacteria and fungus experiments. We took a brain break to inquire about termites, their trails, and why they follow a ball point pen marking…ball point pen ink releases a chemical similar to the pheromones termites release. CRAZY! They also explored termites magnified down to their antennae hairs. A Wonderful week in the world of science!

What’s up in Math?

Fifth and Sixth Graders finalized unpacking math standards for self-assessment this week. We also put together all the finishing touches on our interactive projects, and we prepared for presentations. We are all looking forward to showing off our knowledge during conferences next week! 

In Writing:

Writers completed, edited, and finalized their writing self-assessments after reflecting on their growth as a writer over the course of this year, we also worked on social emotional self-assessments, and students constructed a poem on a social justice issue that they care deeply about. What a fun week to be a writer 

Important Dates:

March 1-2 Conferences (11:30 Dismissal)

March 29- April 6 Spring Break