Sanchez Class Newsletter
"Oh! The Places We'll Go!"
Watching a Movie
WHAT'S NEW? (November 14, 2014)
The picture above is our class relaxing during our Pizza/Movie Party that they earned this trimester. How did they earn it? By being kind and helpful to each other. Each time they are "caught" being nice, they get to place a rock in a jar. When all the rocks have been used, the class votes on what they would like to do to celebrate.
We have one more week until Thanksgiving Break, which will bring us to the end of the first trimester. Report cards will be going home on Friday, December 4th. Time sure flies when you are having fun!
Have a nice weekend,
Mrs. Sanchez and Mrs. Mirza
Next Week: Students will express fractions, division expressions, and mixed numbers as decimals.
The students also spent time finishing up their research project. They will present next week.
To get the students to visualize the amount of fresh water we have available on Earth, we conducted an experiment. We poured water (dyed blue) into three cups. Each cup represented where on Earth we found freshwater; ice and glaciers, underground, and lakes and rivers. We concluded that there is approximately 68.7% of all freshwater found on Earth in ice and glaciers, 30.06% fresh water in underground/aquifers, 1.22% of the freshwater found in lakes and rivers. The students discussed why they thought we have water shortages in different places on Earth and why it is important to find ways to conserve water on Earth.
They continued to work on their animal environmental group project from last week.