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Fairfield Writers Tackle February Themes
From the Presidents Day to the snowy weather, students have been writing about a lot of topical subjects at Fairfield Elementary School.
Second graders in Donna Crowley’s class studied two of the most famous presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and wrote an essay on each. Student Siena A. said she and her classmates used digital resources such as BrainPOP Jr. and Scholastic BookFlix to learn more about the historical figures, including their biographical information and presidential accomplishments.
The book “Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn Buehner sparked ideas for young writers in Jennifer Lidonnici’s second grade class. After reading the story, students came up with adventures that their snowmen might do at night. They wrote about their snowmen getting Slurpees at 7-11, going to a nail salon, playing football and ice hockey, surfing at the beach and even enjoying a cup of hot chocolate. Students also drew illustrations to accompany their creative and detailed stories.
After a snow day to begin February, fourth graders in Amy Stapleton’s class wrote about the different ways they spent their day off. Bryce N. detailed the snow fort he made with his brother, which was followed by a snowball fight. Kaitlyn M. described sledding with a friend and Joseph C. shared his adventures in building a snowman.