Sanchez Class Newsletter

"Oh! The Places We'll Go!"

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WHAT'S NEW? (April 24, 2015)

Hi Parents,
We had a great time on our field trip today! The students were perfectly behaved and the staff at the museum were impressed with their knowledge about the Civil War. They had a classroom lesson on cotton, toured the museum, and saw a one woman play about the life of Caroline Quarils, a 16-year-old fugitive slave who was the first passenger on Wisconsin's "Underground Railroad". Thank you to Mrs. Deutsch for coming with us!

The students were wonderful in all of their "Summer Camp" performances this week. They performed for the school on Tuesday, the families on Wednesday, and performed for the residents at Covenant Village on Thursday. They are a talented group and their show was enjoyed by everyone.

Our first PARCC test will take place next Friday, May 1st from 10:20-11:50. Here is the rest of the schedule:
Monday, May 11th: 10:20-11:50
Tuesday, May 12th: 10:20-11:50

Please try to schedule appointments around these times. Thanks!

Enjoy your weekend,

Mrs. Sanchez and Mrs. Mirza

Math

This week in Math, the students learned about four-sided figures. They applied the properties of a parallelogram, rhombus, and trapezoid. They watched a Math Antics video on Quadrilaterals that helped us learn the difference between all of them. We also started learning about how to find the missing angles. We will continue this learning next week.

Our test on lesson 13.5 will be on Wednesday, April 29th.
Math Antics - Quadrilaterals

Reader's Workshop

This week in Reader's Workshop, the students learned more about the Civil War. They performed a play, read nonfiction books, and compared and contrasted the Monitor and the Merrimac, the ironclad ships that fought in 1862.They read some of the history book, by Joy Hakim, The History of U.S. and learned about John Brown and "Bloody Kansas" and the irony of the men involved with this incident. Be sure to ask your child about that.

Social Studies

1862 is over! The North and South fought in two bloody battles this year: the Battle of Shiloh and the Battle of Antietam. They performed a play that taught them the hardships of a soldiers time in the army. They received dispatches to find out information of what took place during 1862.

Reminder that the Archives Projects are due on Friday, May 1st.

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Writer's Workshop

This week in Writer's Workshop, the students learned the "do's" and "don'ts" of paraphrasing. We also talked about smart ways to search the Internet and simple ways of how to evaluate a website. This will help them as they write their informational books.

Upcoming Events/Reminders

    • Tuesday, April 28th
    • School Board Meeting (7:00)


    • Friday, May 1st
    • PARCC test (10:20-11:50)


    • Tuesday, May 5th
    • Cinco de Mayo Celebration (AM)

    Ask Your Child About.....

    * Battle Jeopardy
    * Author Kate Messner
    * The field trip today
    * Going to Covenant Village
    * Recording Spanish videos

    WEEKLY VOCABULARY

    No Vocabulary next week

    Field Trip to the Civil War Museum, Kenosha, WI

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