Sanchez Class Newsletter
"Oh! The Places We'll Go!"
WHAT'S NEW? (June 5th, 2015)
As our year comes to a close, we reflect back on what a busy, yet fun, year we had! We enjoyed getting to know your children as learners and, more importantly, as people. We shared a lot of laughs and appreciated our time together!
A huge thank you to all parents who have contributed to our classroom in any way. We could not have had such a successful year without your support.
I would like to welcome all families to please keep in touch! We always enjoy hearing about what is going on in your child's life after 5th grade.
Please encourage your child to read over the summer. Read, read, and read! Anything of interest is fine. Has your child joined the Northbrook Public Library reading incentive program? If not, you can head over there anytime to sign up.
Enjoy your summer!
Mrs. Sanchez and Mrs. Mirza
P.S. This will be our last class newsletter of the year.
"Why do we have to learn algebra? Am I ever going to use this in my life? " they asked. Well, yes, if you are going to be an electrician, architect, animator, physicist, engineer, or computer scientist to name a few. Algebra is the gateway to success in the 21st century. It helps students to develop abstract reasoning skills necessary for life. It is problem-solving at its best and that is something we do each day and in EVERY profession. Hopefully, your child had a "positive" experience with his/her first introduction to the concept.
In Science Lab, the students learned about making and using a hydrometer. A hydrometer is an instrument used to determine the density of liquids. They make one using a drinking straw, clay, and some bb's for ballasts. They used this to test the density of unknown solutions. They also leaned about acids and bases using pH levels.
Students must wear modest, clean clothing appropriate for school or a special activity. Depending on the season of the year, shorts and short-sleeved shirts are permitted. The length of shorts and skirts should be at least mid-thigh. Pants are to be worn at the waistline and bare midriffs are prohibited. Hats, head coverings and sunglasses may not be worn in the school building. There may be authorized exceptions for particular events. Clothing with inappropriate or disrespectful words or pictures may not be worn to school. Any attire that distracts from the orderly school environment is not permitted.
There is a PINK permission slip inside your child's Friday folder. Please sign and return on Monday. Thanks!