Week 9

Our Week

  • In math, we have been talking about division. The students have done a really nice job with what can be a difficult concept. We will have our test on Wednesday.
  • In Social Studies, we learned about lines of Latitude and Longitude. We also discussed where we live in the world.
  • In Reading, we read a story called The Babe and I. Not only did we get to learn a little bit about Babe Ruth, we also learned what life was like during the Great Depression.
  • The students earned their detective badges in the Binkley Detective Agency. They were masters at distinguishing between facts and opinions.

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Ask Your Student

  • What do you call the answer to a division problem?
  • What continent do you live on?

Next Week

  • The students have the follow tests/quizzes:
    • Spelling – Monday
    • Reading/Vocab – Monday
    • Math – Wednesday
    • Social Studies – Monday (Study guides were sent home yesterday)

Reminders

  • Mad Minutes
    • Due every Monday
    • Students should complete at least 5 minutes of fact practice every week night
  • Check your student’s planner every night for homework and important information.

 

Looking Ahead

  • Book Orders are due TODAY! I will be submitting the book order on Saturday morning.
  • BMX Show – Monday, October 27th @ 2:15pm
  • No School on November 7th

Enjoy this beautiful weekend with your families!!

Mrs. Binkley 🙂

A Day in 3-B

Take a peek inside our classroom!

Today the students practiced using latitude and longitude coordinates to play a game of “Battleship”. Look for a copy to come home tomorrow…challenge your child to a game!

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The students had a lot of fun exploring division with Cookie Crisp cereal and the book, “The Doorbell Rang”.  In the book, two children start out with twelve cookies that they need to share equally. Before they can eat the cookies, the doorbell rings and more children show up. Each time the doorbell rings, the children need to figure out how many cookies they will each get if they share them equally. We modeled this with our cereal and created division sentences that matched the situation. Division has never been as fun…or delicious!

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This cycle, we have started talking about facts and opinions. Each marking period, the students will write their opinion about something. Today, we started our first opinion writing piece. We will be writing about OREO Cookies! When writing an opinion, we will use a graphic organizer that spells “OREO”, so it seemed like the perfect fit.

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I love my 3-B students!! 🙂

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Mrs. Binkley 🙂

Week 8

Our Week

In math, we continued to learn about multiplication. Next week we will start talking about division!

In Social Studies, the students learned about grid maps. They practiced used coordinates to find covered bridges and campsites on a map of Lancaster County. They also learned how scale can make it easier to represent things on a map.

In reading, the students performed readers’ theaters for the each other. They did awesome! I’m pretty sure we have some future Academy Award nominees in 3-B.

We have continued to celebrate our Student of the Week.

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Ask Your Student

What does skim mean? Ask your child to show you the hand motion that we created to go along with the word.

What is the answer to a multiplication problem called?

 

Next Week

Social Studies quiz on Thursday

No School on Friday, October 24th

 

Reminders

Mad Minutes – Due every Monday. Students should complete at least 5 minutes of fact practice every week night

Check your student’s planner every night for homework and important information.

 

Looking Ahead

Book Orders are due October 24th

Fundraiser BMX Show is on October 27th

No School on November 7th

Conferences are November 12-14. Please return your conference forms.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Binkley 🙂

Math Update

Just a quick update on math…

I have moved the math test to FRIDAY. After meeting with all of the Penn Manor third grade teachers yesterday, we found a little wiggle room in our schedule so that we could spend another day on Chapter 4.

I sent home a study packet today. The students worked on it in class and we went over several of the problems. If your child was unable to finish the packet, this should be completed for homework tonight. Please use this packet to study with your child.

Tomorrow we will review in math and students will come home with a practice test. The practice test is very similar to the actual test and is another good study tool.

As always, if you have any questions, please let me know.

I’ll leave you with some pictures of the third graders making arrays with some fun erasers!

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Week 7

Our Week

The 3rd graders were troopers this week! We had a lot of tests!

In math, we started a lesson on multiplication. We have learned how addition and multiplication are related, how arrays can help us multiply, and how to use multiplication to find the total number of combinations in a given group of objects.

In Social Studies, we have been learning all about maps. We learned cardinal directions, intermediate directions, and how to use a map key to find places on a map.

Ask Your Student

What do you call the two numbers you multiply together in a multiplication sentence? {factors}

How do we remember the names of the cardinal directions? {“Never Eat Soggy Waffles” said the cardinal!}

Next Week

The students have the follow tests/quizzes:

Social Studies Quiz – Tuesday

Vocab – Thursday

Math Test (Lesson 4) – Thursday

Spelling – Thursday

Grammar Review Quiz – Thursday

No School on Monday!

PE on Wednesday

Reminders

Mad Minutes – Due every Monday. Students should complete at least 5 minutes of fact practice every week night

Check your student’s planner every night for homework and important information.

Looking Ahead

Book Orders are due October 24th

We had a PINKtastic week in 3rd grade! Have a wonderful long weekend!

Mrs. Binkley 🙂

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Tomorrow

Hi Families!

Tomorrow is a big testing day in 3rd grade. The students will have their reading test, which will include questions about Ellen Ochoa, Astronaut. Students were sent home with their Storytown books and were told to reread the story tonight. This can count towards their nightly reading for their reading calendars. They will also be tested on our focus skill, which is locating information in a book using headings, the table of contents, a glossary, and the title page. This is something we have talked about in class over the last two cycles. The test also includes ten questions on the current vocabulary list and four questions on compound subjects and predicates, which we have been learning about during grammar {The subject is who or what the sentence is about and the predicate tells what the subject is or does. A compound subject includes two parts, which are usually connected by and/or…the puppy and the kitten. A compound predicate includes two verbs…built and painted.}

Our math test will focus on subtracting. Students will be expected to:

  • Subtract Mentally {Make a ten or hundred to make it easier to figure out in your head}
  • Estimate a difference by rounding to the indicated or the greatest place value
  • Subtract – without regrouping, with regrouping, and across zeros
  • Solve word problems

The practice test that was sent home is very similar to the test they will take tomorrow. The extra pages from the math book are just an extra resource. For instance, if your child forgets how to subtract mentally, you could refer to the examples in the book. However, with the online access to the book, it may just be easier to find the information there.

I just wanted to keep you in the loop! Third grade is a big change for the students and for YOU! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Binkley 🙂

Week 6

Our Week

We have been learning all about subtraction. We use this chant to help us regroup:

More on the top, no need to stop

More on the floor, go next door and borrow ten more

Numbers the same? Zeros the game!

In reading, we learned about a very talented and ambitious woman named Ellen Ochoa.

The students finished their weather unit with Mrs. Wright and started Social Studies with me on Friday. We will spend the rest of the marking period learning all about maps!

We had our first Binkley Bucks Store. The students had so much fun spending their hard earned Binkley Bucks!

Here is Ava, our cashier, helping Allison make a purchase.

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The third graders who completed their September Reading Calendar were rewarded with their first “Lunch Bunch” and students who turned in all of their homework received their Homework Club certificates.

My awesome third grade authors shared their writing during our monthly “Coffee House”. We have some talented and creative authors in 3-B!

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Ask Your Student

Who is Ellen Ochoa?

What is the difference between its and it’s?

Next Week

The students have the follow tests/quizzes:

Tuesday – Spelling, Reading/Vocab/Grammar, and Math

Thursday – Social Studies Quiz

Reminders

Mad Minutes: Due every Monday. Students should complete at least 5 minutes of fact practice every week night

Check your student’s planner every night for homework and important information.

 Looking Ahead

No School on Monday, October 13th

Book Orders due October 24th

I’ll leave you with some pictures of the fabulous students in 3-B!

Mrs. Binkley 🙂

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