Sanchez Class Newsletter
"Oh! The Places We'll Go!"
WHAT'S NEW? (May 6th, 2016)
What a fun week we had! With our Cinco de Mayo Art Adventure celebration and Teacher Appreciation week, we enjoyed lots of great food and also enjoyed wearing fun themed clothes to school. We are beyond lucky to have such wonderful PTO members who went above and beyond to make us feel special and appreciated. Thank you very much for participating in a big or a little way.
On Wednesday, we had a Civil War expert (Mrs. Sanchez's uncle) come in to talk to us and answer any questions the students had about events during that time period.
We had a great time on our field trip yesterday! 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 man play about William Herndon, Lincoln's law partner. Thank you to Mrs. Hincapie and Mrs. Choi for joining 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.
Here is the schedule: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B38KSDpXo6aaUEdWdnFwZk1iTGs/view?usp=sharing
We will be back to our schedule of Vocabulary and Spelling next week.
Just a reminder that the Civil War Archives Projects are due on Monday.
Enjoy your weekend,
Mrs. Sanchez and Mrs. Mirza
Art Adventure- Cinco de Mayo Celebration
This week the students took a look at three-dimensional figures and discussed the difference between cubes, prisms, and pyramids. The students played with these figures and were able to see the difference between each one. They even practiced drawing these 3-D shapes.
Please review your child's Chapter 13b test, sign it, and return it on Monday. Thanks!
Reminder that the Archives Projects are due on Monday, May 9th. Take a look at a page on our class website for helpful links.
The Civil War Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin
The 5th graders last Greenbriar field trip. They enjoyed singing songs from the musical, while others colored or played cards.
The students started their tour of the museum by listening to a speech by Frederick Douglass.
An 1852 edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe, the "little lady who started this big war." (said Abraham Lincoln) If you have not read this book, it gives great insight as to why there was a wedge between the North and the South. This book comes highly recommended!
Classroom time to learn about "King Cotton" and how the slaves were used to pick it.
The students learned how and where cotton grows. They were able to touch it.
Saluting with the figures in the museum.
Everyone got a chance to squeeze into a box the size of the one that Henry "Box" Brown used to mail himself to freedom.
Here is the book that we read about this true story of a slave.
The students could not imagine being in this box for only a few minutes, let alone over 24 hours!