35 School Street • Ramsey, NJ 07446

FEBRUARY
  

Science

**In Mrs. Groenveld's science class we are at the end of the unit, and students will be dissecting owl pellets. Students will be separating all the bones from the fur, investigating the bones, and then piecing them together into the skeleton of either a rodent (mouse or rat), bird, shrew, and/or meadow vole (some pellets have more than one skeleton). They will use a bone chart for guidance. We will then begin our unit on Force and Motion.  
 
 Math
**In math class students are continuing the unit on fractions. Students are learning how to add and subtract fractions, including mixed numbers. Students will continue to use manipulatives and drawings to increase their understanding.   Students will work in stations and centers. Students will also continue to play math games and learn some new ones. Ask your child to teach you one. They are a lot of fun!!
 
**Students are still working on reaching their Mad Minute goal of passing all multiplication and division fact Mad Minutes. Be sure to study your multiplication facts.  Students need to know facts 0-9 by heart!!! Right now we have some students in division! Way to Go!!!!
 
**IXL will continue with 1 hour due every 2 weeks. Our grand champ is the child who completes the most amount of minutes in both math classes. We also have a first place winner and a second place winner from each class. Keep working hard!!
  
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