The Cooper School Daily

Warmer Weather

This has been a beautiful week at the Cooper School. As the weather grows, so do the smiles of the Cooper Kids! Students are no longer huddled up into their blankets and jackets and instead running and enjoying the company of their peers. Moods are the highest they have been since before the winter time, and it is a sight to see! With students laughing, playing, and generally enjoying their time outside, it also allows for students to focus on their school work during the classes as they were able to release their energy, being kids, outside! With classes being productive, and plenty of outdoor time, there is no better time of year at The Cooper School.


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

What’s happening in Science?
Sixth graders started their study about the human body systems. They each choose one system to research and present their findings to the class. They then made connections about the interactions between the different systems and what can happen when one system fails. Next week, they will learn about how cells get the resources they need.
What’s up in ELA?

6th graders finished their sonnets and Romeo and Juliet this week. We are so excited to share the variety of sonnets our class produced at this year’s Spread the Word reading on April 10th! More details to come!

Next week, 6th graders will begin a reading unit that examines novels that touch on middle grades social issues. Rather than switching back to vocabulary, we will continue to deepen our grammar studies and begin applying it to real world editing skills over the next four weeks.

What’s going on in Math?
This week, 6th graders continued solving problems with a variety of integers and extended the coordinate plane to all four quadrants, so that we could understand how to plot negative points. Additionally, they explored finding the distance between two points on a plane. Next week, we will multiply and divide both positive and negative numbers.

What’s happening in Social Studies?
Sixth graders dove into Ancient Asia this week with some studies on comparing and contrasting early Chinese dynasties and diving into the life of early Japan and Korea. We ended the week with an “interest” project. This allowed the students to focus on one of the specific civilizations we covered and, with a partner, dive deeper into life in that civilization to present to the class through research! Students created an advertisement of that civilization in order to persuade their peers to travel there!

Important Dates:
March 23-April 1: Spring Break