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?
Seventh graders learned about the difference between chemical and physical changes. They learned more about the periodic table of elements and how those elements combined make all the substances on Earth. They investigated a mystery substance that contained two chemicals. They had to compare the mystery mixture to other substances in order to figure out the chemical makeup. The seventh graders then learned and practiced how to balance the chemical equation of the mystery mixture. They also continued to work on their classwide interactive periodic table of elements.

What’s up in Math?
This week, 7th graders continued to explore different 3-dimensional shapes to explore their volume, and next week we will expand on volume and review for their Unit 7 test on Friday, March 22!

What’s happening in ELA?
7th graders finished their Shakespeare study this week — completing sonnets and Macbeth! 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, 7th graders will begin a study of graphic novel writing that will eventually culminate in visual stories of their own! 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 Social Studies?
Seventh graders turned in their Life before the War mind maps on Monday! This allowed us to progress into the causes of the Civil War. Students were asked to focus on the compromises and growing tensions this week. Students dove into the Dred Scott Case with a reading analysis and prompted writing assignments. Students ended the week with coloring a map of the two sides of the war.

Important Dates:
March 23-April 1: Spring Break