Mrs. Green's Class Newsletter

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Hi Families,

The students were wonderful in all of their "Detective James Marshall and the Ashberg Diamond" performances this week. They performed for the school on Tuesday and for the families on Wednesday. They are a talented group and their show was enjoyed by everyone. Thanks to Mr. Blair and Mr. Bartunek for writing this witty piece and sharing it with our students.


On Wednesday of this week, we celebrated "Administrative Assistant Day" by thanking Mrs. Mazur and Mrs. Warnygora for everything they do for us. We presented them with flowers to add to their bouquet. Those two ladies are the heart of our school and we appreciate all their hard work and time they devote to Greenbriar.


We also had our Stained Glass Art Adventure on Friday. Thank you to Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Roth, and Mrs. Nortman for volunteering! The students enjoyed the lesson and their art work turned out great!


Our Civil War field trip is next Friday. If you did not turn in the Civil War Museum permission slip, please do so as soon as possible. We are going next Friday. Thank you!


"Let the countdown begin!" The Greenbriar ABC Countdown will start next Wednesday, May 4th.


Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Green and Ms. Ruiz

MATH

On Tuesday, the students finished up Chapter 13 by taking their 13b test. We reviewed the tests and sent them home on Wednesday.

We are now working on Chapters 14 and 15 - three dimensional shapes, surface area, and volume. This week we learned the differences between prisms and pyramids as well as the properties of cones, cylinders, and spheres.

Civil War

We finished up 1863 on Wednesday and started learning about 1864. This is the year of "Sherman's March to the Sea." We read about how the South was starting to show weaknesses and William T. Sherman marched from the recently captured city of Atlanta all the way to Savannah, Georgia. We also learned about Lincoln's re-election and how he beat out his opponent (and former General!), George McClellan. Upon Lincoln's re-election, he planned to pursue restoration to the Union.


Reminder: Archives Projects are due Tuesday, May 10.

Writing

The students continued to take on the role of a soldier from the Civil War and wrote letters home. They talked about the Battle of Gettysburg and their opinions on Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation as well as the Gettysburg Address.


We also continued our work with informational picture books. We learned that author's often use details to create a visual image for their reader rather than just stating the facts. The students identified places in books where they saw author's doing this and also tried a few of their own.

Science Lab

This week in Science Lab, Mr. Toops reviewed lab safety and stressed the importance of behaving like a scientist while in the lab. The students began the unit on Chemistry. They conducted experiments, observed results, and made conclusions about chemical reactions.

They also learned about atoms, which are smallest units of matter. Chemists use abbreviations to describe the atoms that make up substances. For example H20, Cle, NO, etc.

ASK YOUR CHILD ABOUT:


  • Civil War Simulation
  • Destiny Dice
  • Musical
  • Science Lab
  • Spanish Turtles
  • Administrative Assistant Day

THINGS TO COME:

  • Wednesday, May 4
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration
  • 8:30-11:30


  • Friday, May 6
  • Civil War Field Trip
  • Wear black Musical t-shirt or any black t-shirt!


  • Tuesday, May 10
  • Archives Projects Due


  • Saturday, May 14
  • HOH 5K