Week One

Wow! This was a jam packed first week of 3rd grade! Not only did we manage to fit 27 third graders into our classroom, we fit a lot of learning and fun into our week as well.

Our Week

We established our classroom rules and expectations. You should have received our “Classroom Behavior Plan” in your child’s Home and Back folder. Please review this with your child and return the bottom portion next week.

We started math on Tuesday. The students did a wonderful job learning about place value. We learned how to express, compare, and order numbers. We had our first quiz today and will have our first test the week of September 8th.

We read a lot of books this weeks! We read a book about feeling jittery on the first day of school, a book about embracing the unique people that we are, a book about names, and even a book that explored “what would happen if we all did that?”

We learned A LOT of new procedures and routines! I was so proud of all of the kids. I know they had to be a bit overwhelmed, but they handled all of the “newness” with big smiles on their faces. 🙂

Ask Your Child

How can you be a bucket filler?

What is a Binkley Buck?

What are three ways that you can express a number?

What is your classroom job?

Next Week 

There is no school on Monday!

We will have P.E. on Tuesday. Make sure that your child is wearing sneakers.

Math fact and reading calendars will come home on Tuesday.

Thursday will be the start of our second cycle. We will begin reading, spelling, writing, and content.

Looking Ahead

Meet the Teacher Night is Thursday, September 11th from 4:30-6:30pm. I am so excited to meet YOU!!


Don’t forget to return the paperwork that was sent home on the first day of school.

Parent Volunteers Needed! If you are able to help in any way, please return the form that was sent home in the Home and Back folder today.

I am looking forward to another fabulous week with my third graders!! In the meantime, I’m going to put my feet up and give my voice a rest. 🙂

Mrs. Binkley

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

Hello 3rd graders!! I have been very busy getting our classroom ready for the first day of school, August 25th. I cannot wait for you to see it! Here are just a few reminders about the first day of school.

I am asking that you bring the following supplies:

  • pencils with erasers
  • crayons
  • dry erase markers
  • glue sticks
  • a pencil box

Lunch on the first day will be: 

A Lunch- Chicken Tenders, Fluffy Whipped Potatoes, California Blend Vegetables, Chilled Assorted Fruit, Choice of Milk

B Lunch- Hamburger/Roll

C Lunch- Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich and String Cheese

D Lunch- Yogurt and String Cheese

We will have ART on the first day of school! I know that Mrs. Steffy is excited to see all of you!

Enjoy the last few days of your summer vacation! I am looking forward to seeing you on Monday morning!

Mrs. Binkley 🙂