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Mrs. Ziedonis

February is a busy month!  We have a lot of exciting things happening in our classroom.

We are continuing our non-fiction reading and writing units. In reading, the children have been working hard retelling using the keyword in a section of a non-fiction book.  I hope you enjoyed viewing the children’s recordings on flipgrid! The children are excited to begin our non-fiction book clubs. They will read across many books on the same topic in book clubs. They will compare and contrast information as they discuss and answer questions. They will also learn to deepen their conversational skills. In writing the children are learning to add non-fiction features to their Expert Pieces which will help teach about their topic in an interesting way.

In math, we will move onto Unit 4, word problems using bar models. The bar models we will study are; part-part-whole and comparison. We will learn to use bar models while solving addition, subtraction, and two- part word problems!  Next, we are beginning our geometry unit where we will learn the attributes of solid and plane shapes.

In Science, we are continuing our Changes to Land Unit. We studied maps, we noticed how maps are alike, how they are different, and asked ourselves, “Why do we use maps?”.  We just made a model of mountains, noticing how river flow. Next, we will examine how water and wind impact land.

Upcoming Events:

February 12: Valentines Class Party   Please send in a valentine for each class member, class list is available on my website: https://www.mtsd.k12.nj.us/Domain/1297

February 13: 100 Day Celebration   Have your child wear their 100 Day item! See attached

February14: Report cards available on -line through genesis/ early dismissal for students

OHES Spirit Days

 Monday, February 3rd - Wear Red for our month of caring ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Wednesday, February 5th - National Day of Play

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Thursday, February 13th - Happy 100th Day

Individual class activities

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Friday, February 14th - Valentine’s Day 

Wear pink and/or red

** Early dismissal for students

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Friday, February 28th - OHES Spirit Day

 Thank you for your support from home,

Mrs. Ziedonis