Sanchez Class Newsletter

"Oh! The Places We'll Go!"

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WHAT'S NEW? (May 6th, 2016)

Hi Parents,

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:

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!

Writer's Workshop

This week in Writer's Workshop, the students practiced the skill of paraphrasing. They continued to research and gather photos for their informational books.

Reader's Workshop

Students performed a few plays to learn about soldier life, African American soldiers in the Civil War, and medical conditions in the field hospitals.

Social Studies

1864. The year of "Sherman's March to the Sea". We read about how the South was starting to show weakness and William T. Sherman marched his Union troops from Atlanta all the way to Savannah, Georgia, causing destruction along the way. We learned about Lincoln's re-election and how he beat out his opponent (and formal General!) George B. McClellan. Lincoln now plans to pursue restoration to the Union. The students completed a close match of Battle Jeopardy and the South came out the victors.

Reminder that the Archives Projects are due on Monday, May 9th. Take a look at a page on our class website for helpful links.

Science Lab

This week in Science Lab,the students practiced using a microscope, measured with a dropper, used a graduated cylinder and other tools. They will continue learning about Chemistry for the next few weeks.

Upcoming Events/Reminders

  • Monday, May 9th
  • Archives Projects Due

  • Saturday, May 14th
  • HOH 5K

  • Thursday, May 19th
  • Open House 6:30-7:30

  • Monday, May 30th
  • Memorial Day

Ask Your Child About.....

* The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

* ABC Countdown

* Cinco de Mayo Celebration

* Teacher's Appreciation Week

* Memorizing the Gettysburg Address

* Answer Man

* Battle Jeopardy

* Earning points for the North/South


The Civil War Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Time for a siesta! Adios!

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