35 School Street • Ramsey, NJ 07446

JANUARY
  

In Mrs. Groenveld's science class we will be studying parts of the solar system, including the moon, planets, and constellations. 

In math class we will be continuing our units on multiplication. Students will learn different strategies to solve various multiplication problems. We will continue our mad-minute competition. Be sure to know all your multiplication facts!!! 

In reading class  we begin our non-fiction unit.  Students will switch from reading fiction books to reading non-fiction books. Students will learn strategies to use while reading non-fiction texts. Students will continue to use their reading notebooks to journal, and write down their thoughts.  Students will also continue to learn how to answer different types of questions from a reading passage. Students will practice these strategies.

In writing class we will begin our unit on Persuasive writing. Students will publish a final piece, and also write smaller, non-published pieces as well. Students will also be introduced to transition words. Included in their persuasive piece, students will use evidence to make their writing stronger. This skill has been learned in reading and will be re-emphasized during this writing unit. Students will continue to write Journal Entries and free write pieces in their writing journals.