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February Issue

We trust you and your families are enjoying a happy New Year! One month is already in the books! As we settle back into the routines of life, here is what's going on at NSE!

Here's What We're Up To...


  • Building stamina
  • Celebrating Caldecott Award winners and honorees
  • Non-Fiction texts and their characteristics


  • Non-Fiction writing
  • Incorporating writing into other subject areas


  • Math Facts; addition & subtraction
  • Fact families with unfamiliar numbers
  • Multiplication; we say 'Groups of' or 'Sets of'


  • Earth Science: Volcanoes, icebergs, erosion, and tornadoes.

Social Studies

  • Economy: new words like manufacture, scarcity, opportunity costs, human resources.

Upcoming Dates & Events

February 3 - Late Start

February 3 - Math Night!

February 5 - Movie Night

March 10 - Field Trip (Ann Arbor Hands On Museum)

A Couple Quick Reminders

School begins at 8:10am

Tardy bell rings at 8:20am

Please remind your third grader to bring all their snow gear to school. Snow pants, coats, gloves, boots, hats, and scarves are all very useful in making for a fun warm recess time. Also, students need to have dry shoes to wear after recess. Please make sure a pair is packed each day.