The Cooper School Daily

What Are You Grateful For?

We all have so much to be grateful for this time of season. I thought I would share some of the special things in life…

“I am grateful for rugs, water, and air particles”- Sloane Bradley
“The children I get to work with five days out of the week…and cottage cheese!”- Mr. Kevin
“Olive Garden Pasta”- JJ Grant
“I am grateful for my friends!” -Zoe Raymer
“People….As much as they get on my nerves, I need human interaction!” -Devon Porter
“Caffeine, chocolate, my kids, and a break!”-Ms. Lindsay
“My dog, Ollie.”- Caroline Couey
“Family, because why not!?!”- Ellen Swafford
“Taylor Swift”- Peyton Woodward
“Family”- Ms. Allison
“My life”- Landon Taylor
“Family and The Cooper School”- Morrison Hawes
“The Earth”- Griffin Sills
“Animals”- Eva Cain Boudolf
“My house”- Arlo Church
“Everything pumpkin flavored”- Ms. Maggie

What’s happening in Social Studies?
Eighth graders worked diligently on completing their essay portion of their DBQ. The essay focuses on the similarities and differences amongst Great Britain and India during the Industrial Revolution! This led them into our next focus of the Industrial Revolution, which is the focus on the labor and society during this time.

Following break, the students will dive into our new unit with different activities, such as T-Charts, focusing on the different class structures, reading analysis focusing on the rise of the Proletariat class, and graphic biographies on Ottilie Baader!

What’s happening in ELA?
This week in 8th grade, readers continued to track themes, ideas, and issues in their nonfiction novels. We differentiated between the blend of narrative and informational elements in our novels, adjusting how we took notes based on the predominance of one or the other. Readers looked for subtle connections between different concepts and events in their novels. They also looked for implied messages behind real facts and descriptions.

Upon returning from break, 8th graders will begin new nonfiction novels, tracking evidence of complex causes and effects woven throughout these real life stories and histories. They’ll begin to consider which of their novels they would like to create a book recommendation project for.

What’s happening in Science?
Eighth graders started their study about waves this week…not ocean waves, but energy waves! Using slinkys, the eighth graders were able to observe the difference between compression and transverse waves. They calculated amplitude and learned the different parts of the wave. The eighth graders also compared their heart rate in different situations, such as resting, laying down, and jumping. They used their data to understand and calculate frequency. Lastly, they picked a part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum that they want to learn more about. They will create a lesson, activity, and assessment to teach the class.

What’s happening in Math?
This week, 8th graders took their unit 3 test before beginning their unit on functions. When we return from Thanksgiving Break, we will learn function notation, rules for functions, sketch graphs that represent a story, and analyze the effect of inputs on outputs.

Important Dates:
November 17th – Harvest Feast (Half Day- 11:30 Dismissal)
November 20th-24th – Thanksgiving Break