Sanchez Class Newsletter

"Oh! The Places We'll Go!"

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WHAT'S NEW? (March 20th, 2015)

Hi Parents,
We finished up our unit on Human Growth and Development with an in-school field trip from the Robert Crown Center for Health. I am hoping by now that you have had "that" conversation with your child. I highly recommend having these kinds of conversations in the car. Why? Well, since no eye contact needs to be made, there is no chance of walking away, and the conversation will end once you reach your destination, it will be less awkward for everyone. :) Try it!

We started talking about the Civil War this week. The students are reading a variety of text about this time in history to build background knowledge. We will be starting a simulation after Spring Break and it is definitely one of my favorite units. The students will become a character, either on the North or South, and will "live" each day as that person. It is a wonderful way to learn by being actively involved.

Report cards will be coming home next Friday.

Have a nice weekend,
Mrs. Sanchez and Mrs. Mirza

Math

This week in Math, the students continued to learn about graphing and coordinates. They went a bit above the 5th grade curriculum and learned about the four quadrants of a grid and negative numbers. They created a Kermit picture by plotting the correct coordinates. They tested on Thursday and will start Chapter 13, Properties of Triangles and Four-sided Figures next week.

Readers Workshop

The students are enjoying the Book Clubs and are eager to read their books each day. Their conversations have been a pleasure to listen to! They are very respectful to each other and have a lot to talk about. They have been identifying the Sign Posts in their chapter books as they read.

Social Studies

We finished up our Science rotation on the Human Body and will now be learning about the Civil War.

Writer's Workshop

Our Human Growth and Development Unit took place during our writing time this week. We did, however, sneak in some time and worked on creating a conclusion to our papers. Next week, we publish!

Upcoming Events/Reminders

    • Friday, March 27th
    • All School Assembly 12:45


    • Friday, March 27th
    • Report Cards go home


    • March 30th - April 3rd
    • SPRING BREAK


    • Sunday, April 5th
    • HAPPY EASTER!


    • Monday, April 6th
    • School Resumes

    Ask Your Child About.....

    * the Robert Crown visit
    * the NEW Rebecca Caudill Nominee list for 2016
    * their participation in our Book Clubs
    * filling a bucket
    * Musical rehearsals

    WEEKLY VOCABULARY

    Chapter 13

    Pictures from St. Patrick's Day with our Buddies