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For the next month, students will be focusing on ELA test preparation. We will be doing work that will mirror that which will be on the ELA exam. Students will be reading grade level passages, answering multiple-choice, short answer, and extended response questions.

We will be analyzing the ELAP practice tests the students took at the beginning of January. Students will get an opportunity to revise their work after instruction.

How can you help? Make sure your child is completing their homework each night. Homework will often consist of test prep work including the revision of essays. We will be using packets created by the teachers with material provided by Teachers College.



March will begin by learning how to multiply fractions by whole numbers. We will then move into learning about two-dimensional figures. They will analyze and classify geometric figures based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures, and symmetry.

As always, we will be putting a lot of focus on word problems and extended response questions. We will be weaving our Math Test Prep in with our usual Go Math Chapters to make sure we cover all material before the Math State Test in May.


social studies

In March students will begin the Unit of Transformation of Transportation. They will be focusing on major creations and projects in NYS, such as the Fulton Steamboat, Erie Canal, Brooklyn Bridge, and the controversial career of Robert Moses.



Our scientists will be learning about the characteristics and properties of electricity and magnetism, as well as understand the relationship between them. We will focus on simple circuits, conductivity and magnetic force.