Class News

        Our students had a wonderful time at the Maurice Pines Fair Lawn Public Library.  They learned a great deal about how to reserve and renew books online.  Mrs. Nafz also taught them how to easily locate books and other media in the children's section.  We are very grateful to her for the time and effort she put into this valuable field trip.  I'd also like to extend my gratitude to our parent chaperone who assisted throughout the trip and provided donuts for us to enjoy upon our return to the classroom.

          Currently, we have completed our social studies unit and have begun our new science curriculum.  The lessons are very exciting and our students are highly engaged at all times.  The first unit is about forces and interactions. 

          Writing lessons have shifted from personal narratives to essay structures.   Students are learning to plan their paragraphs and organize their thoughts before writing 4 paragraph essays. 

          We are about to begin unit 3 in math, which focuses on various strategies of subtraction and addition, introduces more skills involving multiplication, and reviews estimation. Simultaneously, our class is studying math facts for speed and accuracy.

          Our class is just about finished with reading Because of Winn-Dixie.  They have 'jumped' right into the story and are currently sitting on the edge of their seats waiting to hear how it will end.