Sanchez Class Newsletter
"Oh! The Places We'll Go!"
WHAT'S NEW? (April 8th, 2016)
Hope you all had a relaxing and refreshing Spring Break. Thank you for taking the time to review your child's report card and return the envelope. Can you believe that we are now in the 3rd trimester?
We had PARCC testing this week and tried to stay on schedule to continue our learning.
The Pizza Day and Spirit Day helped create excitement for the week, but the best part of our week was welcoming a new student into our classroom. Kahla Erdbeer joined us on Monday and we are glad to have her!
There is a lot to come in this final stretch in 5th Grade. Please help your child stay focused on the academics as well as the fun things on our calendar. :)
Read below to see what else has been going on in Room 201.
Enjoy your weekend,
Mrs. Sanchez and Mrs. Mirza
P.S We will be learning new Vocabulary and Spelling words next week. Our tests will be on THURSDAY.
They remembered that :
* the angles in a triangle add up to 180º
* the sum of angles measures on a line is 180º.
* the sum of angle measures at a point is 360º.
* vertical angles have equal measures.
They started Chapter 13, which is on properties of triangles and four-sided figures. They watched a Math Antics video about how to classify triangles (see below) and practiced identifying the triangles based on sides or angle measurements. I anticipate our 13a test will be on Friday, April 15th.
We are so excited to have discovered a new tech tool that makes learning fun! "Nearpod" brings the classroom to life with interactive mobile presentations. Students interact and submit responses through an iPad or laptop and we are able to offer immediate feedback. The students had a lot fun interacting and responding as we learned about Geometry. We are looking forward to integrating more use of Nearpod into our learning!
Your children will be learning about different types of poetry for the next few weeks and maybe even writing some of their own. So far, they learned about an acrostic poem and a ballad. What is your favorite poem? Be sure to share it with your child.
The NEW Rebecca Caudill Award for 2017 list has been posted! Take a look at the link below.
Each week (beginning next week) we will study a specific year of the war. Students will learn about an important battle, hear dispatch notes, participate in common soldier interviews, and many other activities. At the end of each week they will play Battle Jeopardy and take a quiz over the material learned that week.
We watched the following Brain Pop videos:
Causes of Civil War
Civil War Background