Bal, Nicole

Welcome To Our Classroom!
Mrs. Bal 

Room 22


             Third Marking Period

In math, fifth grade students are working on learning their multiplication facts. They are learning different strategies such as repeated addition, arrays,and making models. Fourth grade students are working on place value concepts and adding double digit numbers. Both grades are reviewing the concepts of telling time, and counting groups of money. For time, students are practicing telling time to the hour and half hour. 

In Literacy, students will switch from fiction to non - fiction. Students will learn that non fiction passages, articles,and books have text features. Some of the text features we will explore are: bolded words, photographs, captions, glossaries, and graphs/charts. In writing students will continue to work on forming paragraphs. 

In science, students are currently learning about weather. If you have time, have your child visit We will be visiting this website daily to practice our new weather terms. 

Students did a great job selling Smencils. They sold 1,500 during the different lunches. They were able to raise enough money to adopt a penguin. We will be having a school wide vote in February. There are 16 penguins for us to choose from to adopt from Jenkinson's Aquarium. We will announce the winner on Valentine's Day.

For Valentine's Day, February 14th, we will be celebrating with an icecream party at 1pm. Students are allowed to bring in cards for their friends if they would like. The only rule I have is if they bring in cards,they have a card for all students in the class.  I will be sending home a class list with names in their Friday Folders. 


Thank you for all your cooperation!
Mrs. Bal






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February 2017

2/3 Spirit Day - Sports Team
2/10 Spirit Day - Mismatch Day
2/14 Valentine's Day - icecream party at 1pm. 
2/17 Dance - a - thon
2/24 Spirit Day - Wear Wacky Socks