Mrs. Binkley's Third Grade Thoughts

Week of November 6, 2017

Our Week

It was wonderful getting to meet with so many of you last week. I loved getting a chance to brag about my sweet 3rd graders!

Math – We completed Chapter 6. We reviewed on Thursday and Friday and will take our test on Monday.

ELA – We completed our opinion writing project last week. We also wrote about what it means to be kind. In Grammar, we are continuing to learn all about nouns. In reading, the students are learning how to identify main idea.

Spelling – Our Lesson 9 test was on Friday. We will take the Chapter 10 test, which is a review list, this coming Friday.

Our Week Ahead

This week is Ag in the Classroom in 3rd Grade!

Monday – Music (Bring your recorder!), Chapter 6 Math Test

Tuesday – PE (Wear your sneakers!)

Wednesday – Art, Picture Retake Day

Thursday – Library

Friday – Music (Bring your recorder), Lesson 10 Spelling and Vocabulary Tests

Homework

Monday-Thursday: Math Strip, Study Spelling and Vocabulary

Looking Ahead

November 22nd-27th: No School

Thank you all for your amazing support at home! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Mrs. Binkley

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Week of October 30, 2017

I apologize for the late blog post. It was a busy weekend of cheerleading competitions and birthday parties!

Our Week

Math – We are in the middle of Chapter 6. In this chapter, we will continue to learn more about multiplication and division. We will have our chapter quiz tomorrow.

ELA – We are hard at work on an opinion paragraph. We are also learning all about nouns!

Content – We had a messy time learning about matter when we made our own goo…was it a solid or liquid? Ask your third grader!

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Spelling – Our new list was sent home on Friday. Our test will be this coming Friday.

Our Week Ahead

Monday – Library, Chapter 6 Math Quiz

Tuesday – Music (Bring your Recorders), Electronic Day (Our class reward for earning 30 googly eyes)

Wednesday – PE, 1:30 Early Dismissal

Thursday – Art, 1:30 Early Dismissal

Friday – Our class shops at the Book Fair!! 1:30 Early Dismissal

I am really looking forward to seeing all of you this week at parent-teacher conferences!

Homework

Monday-Thursday: Math Strip, Study Spelling and Vocabulary

Looking Ahead

November 22-27: No School

Mrs. Binkley

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Week of October 23, 2017

Our Week

Math – We completed Chapter 5: Division. We will take our test on Monday. The kids have been doing an amazing job!!

ELA – In grammar, we practiced writing complex sentences. They really are complex! In writing, we just started an opinion writing project. We can’t wait for you to see our final products when you come in for conferences! In reading, we are continuing to learn all about facts and opinions. The students put their knowledge to the test in a trip around the zoo. The students traveled to “animal exhibits” at the Binkley Zoo and Aquarium. The zoologists in training were given the task of writing facts and opinions about the different animals.

Content – What happens when you put Mentos into a bottle of Diet Coke? Ask your third grader!

Spelling – We took our Lesson 8 test on Friday. No new list was sent home because we will not have a spelling test this coming week.

Last week we celebrated Red Ribbon Week, painted pumpkins with our kindergarten buddies, and had our Harvest Party. It was a fun week in 3-B!

Thank you to my amazing parent volunteers and everyone who was able to send in supplies. Your support is so appreciated!!

Our Week Ahead

Monday – Library & Book Exchange, Chapter 5 Math Test

Tuesday – Music (Bring your recording and music)

Wednesday – PE (Wear sneakers!)

Thursday – Art

Friday -No School

Don’t forget to bring in cans of green beans!

Homework

There will be no spelling or vocabulary list this week

Monday-Wednesday – Math Strip

Looking Ahead

November 8th-10th – 1:30 Early Dismissal/Parent Teacher Conferences

Mrs. Binkley

 

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My 3rd Grade Stars!

Today, at an all-school assembly, the students in 3-B presented a song about the states of matter. They were awesome! I was a proud teacher!

States of Matter Song Video

One student from each class was also recognized for exhibiting our LETORT characteristics. Way to go, Hope!

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Week of October 16, 2017

Our Week

Math – We are having a lot of fun learning all about multiplication! We learned how to solve multiplication problems using equal groups, arrays, skip counting, and repeated addition. Our Chapter 4 test is on Monday.

Arrays are more fun when you use little erasers!

ELA – We are learning all about facts and opinions. The students…err…I mean detectives, had to decide if statements were facts or opinions. They cracked the case!

Content – What’s the matter? Nothing when you are having fun in Science! We started learning about matter and its different states. We will experiment with the different states of matter over the next couple of weeks.

Spelling – Our Lesson 7 test was on Friday. The Lesson 8 list was sent home and will be tested on Friday.

Last week was also when we had Pink-Out Day!

It was a fun week in third grade, but the highlight of our week was The Super Hero Math Assembly! I loved watching their reactions as the presenter used magic to teach all about math.

Our Week Ahead

This week is Red Ribbon Week!

Monday – Art, Chapter 4 Math Test, Wear Your Favorite Sports Team Apparel

Tuesday – Library, Wear Orange

Wednesday – Music (Bring your recorders and music!), Wear Red

Thursday – PE (Wear Sneakers!), Wear Crazy Socks, Please bring your pumpkin for buddy painting!

Friday – Art, Spelling and Vocabulary Tests, Pumpkin Painting with Kindergarten Buddies, Harvest Party

*Please return the parent-teacher conference form that was sent home on Thursday. Thank you!!

Homework

Monday-Thursday: Study Spelling and Vocabulary

Tuesday-Thursday: Math Strip

Looking Ahead

November 3rd – No School

November 8th-10th – 1:30 Early Dismissal/Parent Teacher Conferences

Mrs. Binkley

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Harvest Party Sign-Ups

Our Harvest Party is in one week! If you are able to donate supplies for the party, please click on the link below. Your support is definitely appreciated!

Harvest Party Supply Sign-Up

 

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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

October 23rd to 27th

 

10/23 – Monday: Team Up Against Drugs. Wear your favorite sports team apparel.

10/24 – Tuesday: Orange you glad you don’t do  drugs (wear orange).

10/25 – Wednesday: Support Red Ribbon week (wear red)

10/26  – Thursday: Sock it to Drugs (crazy socks)

10/27 – Friday: Be a “Jean-ious” – Don’t do Drugs (wear jeans)

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Week of October 10, 2017

Our Week

Math – We completed Chapter 3. Some students brought their tests home last week, others are still working on test corrections. On Friday, we started Chapter 4: Multiplication. The kids thought that it was pretty sweet when we practiced making equal groups with marshmallows and Fruit Loops.

ELA – The kids had so much fun performing their reader’s theaters! They did an awesome job working together in groups to plan, practice, and perform the plays.

Spelling – We took our Lesson 6 test on Friday. The Lesson 7 list was sent home on Friday. Our test will be on THURSDAY.

Last week we had our first “Lunch Bunch”. Students who completed the September Reading Calendar joined me in the classroom for lunch and a treat.

Our Week Ahead

Monday – Art, Book Orders are due

Tuesday – Library/Book Exchange, PTO Friendly’s Fundraiser 5-8pm

Wednesday – Music (Please make sure that your child has his/her recorder)

Thursday – PE (Sneakers!), Pink-Out Day, Spelling & Vocabulary Tests

Friday – No School

Looking Ahead

October 26th – Bring your pumpkin to school

October 27th – Pumpkin Painting & Harvest Party

November 3rd – No School

November 8th-10th – 1:30 Early Dismissal/Parent Teacher Conferences

I’ll leave you with a few more pictures from our fabulous week in 3-B!

Mrs. Binkley

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Week of October 2, 2017

Our Week

Math – We completed Chapter 3: Subtraction. We will review the concepts on Tuesday and have our chapter test on Wednesday. Students will be tested on the following concepts: subtract mentally, estimate differences, subtract 3-digit and 4-digit numbers, and subtract across zeros.

ELA – This past week we read a story about astronaut, Ellen Ochoa. We also applied our understanding of character traits in a fun new writing project.

Content – We finished our Map Skills Unit. Next up is Matter!

Spelling – We took our Lesson 5 test on Friday. The Lesson 6 list was sent home.

Last week we also had our very first Binkley Bucks Store. Students can earn Binkley Bucks in a variety of ways: good behavior, winning games, being our “Mystery Walker”, etc. Once a month, students get a chance to spend their BB on coupons, candy, pencils, and other little goodies. In addition to earning BB, students also earn jewels for their clips during the Binkley Bucks Store. Needless to say, this is something that we look forward to all month long!

Our Week Ahead

Monday – No School

Tuesday – Art

Wednesday – Library, Math Test

Thursday – Music (Please make sure that your child has his/her recorder and music)

Friday – PE (Wear sneakers!), Spelling and Vocab Tests

Looking Ahead

October 17th – PTO Friendly’s Fundraiser 5-8pm

October 19th – Pink Out Day

October 20th – No School

Have a great LONG weekend!

Mrs. Binkley

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Week of September 25, 2017

Our Week

Math – We started Chapter 3: Subtraction. We learned strategies for doing mental subtraction and applied our rounding skills when we estimated differences. Next week we will subtract 3 and 4-digit numbers.

ELA – We learned about nonfiction text features this week. We also read a story about schools around the world. We are also continuing to work as text detectives with the book, Third Grade Angels.

Students worked together in teams to match nonfiction text features.

Vocabulary Plays are one of our favorite ways to practice our words. Here are the students performing some of their skits. This is a creative group!

Content – We are wrapping up our map skills unit. The students became cartographers and created their own maps. If your child was unable to complete his/her map during school this week, it should have come home for homework this weekend. Our map skills unit test is on Tuesday.

This week we also enjoyed the last days of summer weather and had our first pajama day!

Our Week Ahead

Monday – Phys Ed (Wear Sneakers!)

Tuesday – Art, Map Unit Test

Wednesday – Library & Book Exchange, Picture Day, Math Quiz

Thursday – Music (Bring Recorders!), PTO Roller Skating Party 5:30-8:00

Friday – Phys Ed (Wear Sneakers!), Spelling Test, Vocab Test

Homework

Monday-Thursday: Math Strip, Study Spelling, Study Vocabulary, Reading Calendar (optional)

Looking Ahead

October 9th – No School

October 19th – Pink Out Day

October 20th – No School

This group of students is SO sweet! After being out on Friday, I returned to this on Monday morning. I just love them!

Mrs. Binkley

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