Collins & Co. Room 204
Week 33 Update May 2nd-May 6th
Hi Families and Happy Mother's Day!
We had quite a busy week, and are lucky to have had so many parents willing to help make it a wonderful week. On Wednesday we had our 5th Grade Art Adventure to celebrate and learn about Cinco de Mayo. The students enjoyed the homemade tortillas and quesadillas. The art activity was enjoyable and fun to make authentic Mexican crafts. The students also made great memories during the piñata and Mexican Hat Dance activities in the gym. Thanks to the numerous parents who helped make the last Art Adventure of Greenbriar a memorable one.
We also had to visitors to our classroom to discuss their expertise and family history of the Civil War. First, Mrs. Sanchez' uncle, aka "Answer Man", came in to field and ask questions from the students about the war. The students had wonderful questions to ask. Second, Mr. Ellsworth "Mike" Mills, came into talk about his families notable history in the Civil War. Mr. Mills' great-grandfather was the famous Ellsworth Mills who was the first person to die in the Civil War. He was also a friend of President Lincoln from his days in Springfield. The students were a wonderful audience and enjoyed listening to Mr. Mills' stories.
Our Field trip to the Civil War was a success. Many thanks to Mrs. Gichner for making the trip with us!
"Let the countdown begin!" The Greenbriar ABC Countdown started this week. It is a fun, optional activity that helps us countdown to the last day of school.
Feel free to pick and choose the days to participate.
Thank you to all the students and parents for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation week. There was lots of work put in behind the scenes and in the school. Mrs. Cucco had a wonderful week!
Have a great weekend!!
Dr. West aka "Answer Man"
Mr. Ellsworth "Mike" Mills
Math: Chapters 14 & 15 3-D Shapes
This week the students started to discover 3-dimensional shapes. They identified faces, bases, vertices, and edges. They also learned about nets and how to classify a prism vs. a pyramid. We will continue this chapter for the next several weeks including cylinders, cones, and spheres next week.
Social Studies/Civil War Simulation
Reminder that the Archives Projects are due on Monday, May 9th. Take a look at a page on our class website for helpful links.
Collins & Co.
Greenbriar Elementary School