Cooper, James--Science (7th)

goatnme Welcome to Mr. Cooper's 7th Grade Science Class!

Greetings students and parents.  I am very excited to be teaching science here at Owen M.S. for my 14th year.  On our Rocking Horse team, we have Mr. Forrest for Language Arts, Ms. Phelps for Math, Mr. Grayson for Social Studies, and I'll be teaching you Science.  We intend on everyone having an excellent 7th grade experience!  The #1 Rule in Mr. C's room is one word:  RESPECT.  If you treat others the way that you'd like to be treated, and you respect our learning environment, you will have no problem enjoying 7th grade science.  We're here to learn, to become better global citizens, and to train to be the leaders of tomorrow.  In 7th science we learn about the Earth's atmosphere and weather, genetics, cells, protists, forces and motion, energy transfer and, of course, using the scientific process.  We will be doing frog dissection, raising trout from eggs to release into streams, outdoor classroom stuff, online laptop stuff and lots of exploring of our natural world.

About me:  I grew up in the Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati, OH in a big family.  I've traveled a lot in the western US, in France, Japan, Nepal, Australia, New Zealand, Ecuador, the Tongan Islands, and Hawaii.  I graduated from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa; I am a National Board Certified Teacher, with a Master's of Art in Middle Grades Science Teaching from Western Carolina University, and I have always had a passion for mentoring youth, and teaching about the wonders of this world.  I am married with 2 boys, ages 14 and 11, and we live in east Asheville, NC.  I love to hike, cook, collect music, watch football and spend time with my loved ones (which also includes several pets!)  My favorite saying is "Be the change you wish to see in the world" -Gandhi

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Please contact me via school email (above), phone (828-686-7739) or face-to-face anytime.     Parents, the best time to talk or meet is during my planning, from 11:30-1:20.   And the very best way to 'stay in the loop' regarding your student's progress for all classes is to get your logins for Powerschool early, and/or get notifications regarding changes in grades.  Look to the tabs at the left for assignments, projects,and cool web links.  Here's to an amazing 2018-2019 school year, let's start learning!