Math – Last week we continued to work on our multiplication and division skills. We have now learned all of our facts. Now our goal is to work on memorizing these facts. Practicing for a few minutes every day at home will make a big difference! We will take our Chapter 8 test this coming week.
To practice our facts, we played a game of Math Fact Memory
ELA – We have been focusing on identifying the central message (the lesson) of a story. During this unit we have been reading a lot of reader’s theaters. We will even get to write our own reader’s theaters this coming week! In grammar, we are focusing on verbs. In writing, we are learning how using our 5 senses to describe things makes our writing more interesting.
We looked in magazines to find examples of verbs – turns out verbs are everywhere!
Content – We wrapped up our unit on Lancaster County History. Last week we learned about famous places in Lancaster County, including some that we will visit during our field trip at the end of the year!
I have been introducing a lot of new brain breaks. Here are Kyler and Noah playing one of our new favorites!
Don’t forget to wear your ugly sweater or other holiday apparel tomorrow!
I hope that everyone is enjoying this extra time with your family. I know that it has been awesome getting to spend these extra days off with my three little turkeys at home.
Math – We finished Chapter 7. Most kids brought home graded tests on Wednesday. If your child did not bring home a test, it is because he/she is still completing test corrections. Next week we begin Chapter 8: Apply Multiplication and Division.
ELA – Last week we completed Unit 3. During Unit 3, the students learned all about nonfiction text features. We read “Stone Soup” and LOVED making our very own batch!
Content – We are currently learning all about the history of Lancaster County. Students are working with a partner to create a poster and presentation about famous people from our county.
Last week was a fun week in 3-B! We had our Harvest Party on Tuesday and spent Wednesday afternoon making “Friendship Mix” with our kindergarten buddies.
Math– Last week we wrapped up Chapter 6. This coming week we will begin Chapter 7, which continues to focus on multiplication and division. Make sure your child is practicing his/her facts at home.
ELA – We are learning how to use text features as we read non-fiction passages. We are also continuing to practice skills that we have already learned: identifying the main idea, making inferences, etc. In grammar, we learned how to use possessive nouns to show ownership.
Content -We learned about the stages of the water cycle.
Spelling -The Lesson 11 list was sent home on Friday and will be tested this coming Thursday.
The kids had so much fun shopping at the book fair!
Math – I have loved how excited the kids have been to learn all about multiplication and division! Last week we learned several strategies for solving a division problem. We will complete Chapter 5 this coming week, however we will continue learning all about multiplication and division for several more weeks.
ELA – We have continued to explore main idea and inferences. We applied our understanding of main idea by competing in main idea relay races. In writing, we have been writing an opinion paragraph about spiders. Eeek! In grammar, we are are continuing to learn about nouns.
Content – What happens when you combine a solid (ice cream) with a liquid (root beer)? You get a gas! We had so much fun exploring the states of matter with our kindergarten buddies.
Spelling – Our new list was sent home on Friday and will be tested this coming Friday.
**Conference forms were sent home in Friday Folders. Please make sure to sign and return the bottom half of the form to school this week.**
Math – We started Chapter 4: Understanding Multiplication. The kids were so excited! The kids learned several strategies, including using equal groups, repeated addition, and arrays, to solve multiplication problems. The chapter 3 test may have come home with your child on Friday. This test is probably one of the hardest math tests the kids will take all year. A few students are still working on either finishing the test or making corrections.
ELA – We read a really cool story all about spiders and their webs. We also continued to learn about how to identify the main idea of a passage. On Friday, we practiced making inferences. We will continue to practice both of these new skills this coming week. In grammar, we worked with proper and plural nouns.
Content – What is the matter? EVERYTHING! This past week we learned about matter and started to explore the three states of matter. We will continue this unit for the remainder of the marking period.
Spelling – The Lesson 7 list was sent home on Friday. We will have our test this coming Friday, October 19th.
This afternoon there was a mystery in 3-B! While the students were at special, a sneaky someone (ME!) made a mess in our classroom. There were Tootsie Rolls and Binkley Bucks on tables and the floor. There were fingerprints on the counter and stools knocked onto the ground. This mystery person even left behind a pair of nylons!
I conveniently had a note sheet available for each student to record their observations and make inferences about who was in our room. The students had no idea that they were learning an important skill.
I never revealed myself as the culprit, but feel free to share the secret with your child if you would like.
Look for pictures and video of my little detectives to be posted on the blog soon. ~ Mrs. Binkley