Stone Soup

Today we created stone soup! Our soup ingredients included carrots, celery, potatoes (our stones), tomatoes, corn, green beans, pink beans, and chicken broth. Some of the kids LOVED it, some thought it was okay, and a few students wanted nothing to do with a bowl full of veggies. 🙂

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I hope to see all of my 3rd graders tomorrow! {Not ready for snow.}

Mrs. Binkley 🙂

Week 13

Our Week

  • In math, we are continuing to work on multiplication and division. As you study with your child at home, encourage him/her to practice a variety of strategies:
    • Arrays
    • Equal Groups
    • Repeated Addition/Subtraction
    • Draw a Picture
  • You should also be practicing basic math facts with your child. The more facts they know by heart, the more confident they will be in math.
  • This week we had Ag in the Classroom. We had several wonderful presenters that taught us all about sheep, produce, hogs, poultry, and life on a dairy farm. It was informative and a lot of fun!
  • This week we continued to talk about the story, Stone Soup. Next week we will make our very own stone soup! If you would be willing to send in an ingredient for the soup, please send me an email and let me know.

 

Ask Your Student

  • What do you call a baby sheep? What about a female baby cow?
  • What is the main idea of Stone Soup?
  • What is the Zero Property of Multiplication?

 

Next Week

  • The students have the follow tests/quizzes:
    • Math Test – Tuesday
    • Social Studies – Quiz on Ox Cart Man (Planned for Wednesday, but could be bumped to after Thanksgiving break)
  • Early Dismissal on Wednesday, No School on Thursday or Friday

Looking Ahead

  • No School on Monday, December 1st
  • Book Orders are due on December 12th

Reminders

  • Mad Minutes are due every Monday.
  • Check your student’s planner every night for homework and important information.

As we approach Thanksgiving, I wanted to let you know that I am so thankful for all of the support you provide at home. After meeting with all of you last week, it was evident that the reason I have so many amazing students is because they have truly wonderful parents. Thank you for all that do you.

Have a great weekend!!

Mrs. Binkley 🙂

Week 11

Our Week

  • In math, we are learning our basic math facts. The students are trying to build a sweet multiplication ice cream cone. As they learn their facts, they will add more scoops and even some toppings. When our whole class knows their basic facts, we will have an ice cream party! Please start practicing basic multiplication facts with your child at home.
  • In Social Studies, we discussed why agriculture is so important. Your student should have come home with information on an “Agriculture Museum” project. This is just a fun way for students to learn more about agriculture and how it is important in our lives.
  • On Monday we had our Harvest Party. The students created turkey baskets, taste tested different flavors of popcorn, designed cookies, and even made butter! It was such a fun way to start our week. Thank you to all of my amazing parent volunteers and to everyone who sent in supplies!

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Ask Your Student

  • What two digits are always in the ones place of multiples of five? (0 or 5)
  • How about the digit that is always in the ones place of multiples of ten? (0)

 Next Week

  • The students have the follow tests/quizzes:
    • Spelling – Wednesday
    • Vocab – Tuesday (This is one cycle day earlier than we usually take the test)
    • Math – Wednesday

Reminders

  • Mad Minutes are due every Monday.
  • Check your student’s planner every night for homework and important information.

 

Looking Ahead

  • Conferences are next week. I am so excited to see all of you!
  • November 12th, 13th, and 14th are 1:30 early dismissals
  • November 18th is picture retake day

Have a wonderful weekend and see YOU next week!

Mrs. Binkley 🙂

Week 10

Our Week

  • In math, we took our Chapter 5 test and started Chapter 6: Multiplication and Division Patterns. I’m so proud of my 3rd graders! This math isn’t always easy, but they continue to work hard and they impress me every day.
  • In Social Studies, we finished our Map Unit and will now start learning about agriculture. We have our Ag in the Classroom days in a couple of weeks!
  • This cycle, we have been reading nonfiction stories about how animals help humans. Did you know that some dogs can run 40 mph?!
  • We were lucky enough to watch an amazing BMX show! The best part? Watching one of the BMX bikers jump over Mrs. McPherson!

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  • We celebrated Red Ribbon Week. The students were excited to participate in red day, favorite team day, bright colors day, jeans day, and sweats day!

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  • This was our first full week with our classroom aide, Mrs. Stoner. The district was incredibly generous and hired an aide for each of the 3rd grade classrooms. With 52 third graders, having two extra sets of hands is amazing!

Ask Your Student

  • What is 1,872,354 x 0?
  • What is a synonym of happy? How about an antonym?

Next Week

  • The students have the follow tests/quizzes:
    • Spelling – Tuesday
    • Reading/Vocab – Tuesday
    • Maps are due TUESDAY (I changed the date to allow for more time to conference with students). Maps should include the following things:
      • A Title (name of the location)
      • A Cartographer’s Name (child’s name)
      • A grid
      • A compass rose
      • A map scale (students should keep this scale in mind when creating their maps)
      • A map key with at least six symbols
      • It should be neatly colored and should have correct spelling

Reminders

  • Mad Minutes are due every Monday.
  • Check your student’s planner every night for homework and important information.
  • October Reading Calendars are due Tuesday, November 4th

 

Looking Ahead

  • No School on November 7th
  • November 12th, 13th, and 14th are 1:30 early dismissals
  • November 18th is picture retake day

Enjoy this (chilly) weekend with your families!

Mrs. Binkley 🙂