Week of February 11, 2019

Math – We are learning how to represent and interpret data. So far we have learned how to use tally charts, frequency tables, pictographs, and scaled bars. Make sure to keep practicing basic facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) at home!

ELA – The kids did a great job reading and answering questions about poetry. We are also working on finishing up our Unit 5 test. On this test students were asked to read and compare two fiction texts.

Content – We learned about a type of Japanese poetry called a Haiku. The kids even wrote their own Haiku poems!

Spelling – A new spelling list was sent home on Friday. We will take our test this coming Friday.

We had so much fun celebrating Valentine’s Day!

Week of February 4, 2019

First of all, THANK YOU! I know that there was a lot on your plate with the 100th day, pajama day, and Freaky Friday all in one week. I had to get my own kids dressed for Freaky Friday, and we all barely made it out of the door. 🙂

Math – We completed Chapter 11. Many kids came home with their graded tests on Friday. If your child did not bring home a test, it is because he/she is still finishing the test or working on test corrections. Next week we begin Chapter 12. In this chapter we will learn how to represent data and measure to the nearest half and fourth of an inch.

ELA – We are really working hard on our written responses to texts. We are also continuing to learn about people who shaped our country’s history. This week we focused on Ruby Bridges. A new vocabulary list will come home on Monday.

Content – On Friday we watched a video about school lunch in Japan. The kids were blown away by just how different it is from our school lunch in America. Ask your child to tell you about one of the differences we noticed.

Spelling – Our new list came home on Friday and will be tested this coming Friday.

Celebrating the 100th Day of School

Pajama Day

Enjoying the nice weather with some extra recess!

Freaky Friday


Hi Parents,

Just a reminder to send back report card envelopes/comment sheets.

Also, don’t forget that the “Who Am I?” Poster contracts are due this Friday. If you misplaced your papers or have questions about the project, please just let me know.

Mrs. Binkley

Week of January 28, 2019

Last week was just a little bit crazy! I was out on Monday, which meant the only full day that I was at school was on Friday. Keeping my fingers crossed that this coming week is a little less snowy.

Some important notes about our upcoming week:

  • Students are invited to dress up like a 100 year old tomorrow
  • As a reward for reaching our class goal, we will have PJ day on Tuesday
  • On Friday, students are invited to dress up like a teacher/grown-up
  • We do NOT have a spelling list this week
  • In place of studying spelling, I will be sending home math fact practice each night (this is in addition to the 5 skill questions that come home each night)
  • Please remember to sign and return report card envelopes. You keep the report card, but please return the comment sheet with the envelope.
  • Please remember to sign your child’s planner every night

Check out all of the red in support of National Wear Red for Heart Health Day

100th Day

Hi Parents,

I sent out an email this morning, but just wanted to make sure that everyone knew that we will be changing our 100th Day celebration to MONDAY. The snow day bumped the 100th day of school, which is the reason for the change.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Binkley

Enrichment and Intervention Time

Hello Parents!

As most of you probably know, we have Enrichment/Intervention Time (E/I) built into our schedule. After a break for academic testing, we will start our E/I groups again tomorrow. We will be incorporating reading fluency, decoding, and math stations during this time.  Academic Support staff will be supporting students to help them reach reading and math benchmarks.  These groups will be flexible and may change throughout the year as students progress.

Mrs. Binkley

Week of January 21, 2019

Math – Last week we completed Chapter 10: Fractions and started Chapter 11: Measurement. Some students brought their Chapter 10 tests home in their Friday Folders. Other students are still working on test corrections and will bring home their tests this coming week. During Chapter 11 we will learn how to tell time to the nearest minute, solve elapsed time problems, and estimate mass and capacity.

ELA – We read about Martin Luther King, Jr. and learned about the impact that he had on our country. We also continued to work on our Stone Fox character trait posters. The students love this project!

We also spent some time reading with our kindergarten buddies. We love this special time with them!

Last week was a long and sometimes emotional week. I continue to be impressed with the love and empathy that this groups of kiddos shows for others. They have the biggest hearts!

Mrs. Binkley

Week of January 7, 2019

Math – Last week in math was all about fractions! We practiced identifying fractions of a set and fractions of a whole. We also learned how to determine if fractions are equivalent. We will continue our chapter on fractions this coming week.

We played a little “Fraction Basketball” and practiced with some pizza.

To celebrate how well we were understanding fractions, we had a little parade!

ELA – We continued to read Stone Fox. It is almost the day of the big race…we cannot wait to find out what happens! We are also working in groups to identify traits that describe the characters in the book. In grammar, we are looking at prefixes and suffixes.

Content – Last week we learned about the different layers of soil. This coming week we will discuss the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources.

Spelling – The Lesson 17 list was sent home on Friday and will be tested this coming THURSDAY!