Week of September 25, 2017

Our Week

Math – We started Chapter 3: Subtraction. We learned strategies for doing mental subtraction and applied our rounding skills when we estimated differences. Next week we will subtract 3 and 4-digit numbers.

ELA – We learned about nonfiction text features this week. We also read a story about schools around the world. We are also continuing to work as text detectives with the book, Third Grade Angels.

Students worked together in teams to match nonfiction text features.

Vocabulary Plays are one of our favorite ways to practice our words. Here are the students performing some of their skits. This is a creative group!

Content – We are wrapping up our map skills unit. The students became cartographers and created their own maps. If your child was unable to complete his/her map during school this week, it should have come home for homework this weekend. Our map skills unit test is on Tuesday.

This week we also enjoyed the last days of summer weather and had our first pajama day!

Our Week Ahead

Monday – Phys Ed (Wear Sneakers!)

Tuesday – Art, Map Unit Test

Wednesday – Library & Book Exchange, Picture Day, Math Quiz

Thursday – Music (Bring Recorders!), PTO Roller Skating Party 5:30-8:00

Friday – Phys Ed (Wear Sneakers!), Spelling Test, Vocab Test

Homework

Monday-Thursday: Math Strip, Study Spelling, Study Vocabulary, Reading Calendar (optional)

Looking Ahead

October 9th – No School

October 19th – Pink Out Day

October 20th – No School

This group of students is SO sweet! After being out on Friday, I returned to this on Monday morning. I just love them!

Mrs. Binkley

Week of September 18, 2017

Our Week 

Math – We are wrapping up Chapter 2, which focused on addition. We learned about the properties of addition, how to estimate a sum, and practiced 3-digit and 4-digit addition. We will review on Monday and take our test on Tuesday.

This week, I let some of my students take over the role of teacher to review the properties of addition. I gave them time to plan a lesson and then present their lesson to the class. They blew me away! I think I have some future educators in this group.

ELA – This week we practiced paragraph writing. The students are working on adding details to their paragraphs and really hooking their readers.

Content – We learned all about lines of Latitude and Longitude. We practiced finding coordinates on a map and even found where we live!

Spelling – We took our Lesson 3 test today and the Lesson 4 list was sent home. Our Lesson 4 test will be next Friday.

Our Week Ahead

Monday – Music

Tuesday – PE, Math Test

Wednesday – Art

Thursday – Library,  3rd Grade Math CDT Testing

Friday – Music, Spelling Test, Vocabulary Test

Homework

No Math homework this week!

Monday – Thursday: Study Spelling & Vocabulary, Reading Calendar (optional), and Learn Global Address

Looking Ahead

October 4th – Picture Day

October 9th – No School

October 19th – Pink Out Day

October 20th – No School

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Binkley

Summer Reading Ice Cream Party

TomorrowSeptember 19th, is our Summer Reading Ice Cream Party on the LeTort playground.  We are so excited that more than 375 people have indicated they will be coming!  However, with this many people, there will probably be long lines, so we ask for your patience as our teachers/volunteers dip ice cream as fast as possible.  Also, remember that this is a Drop-in from 4:15-6:00 pm.

**I plan to be scooping from 4:15-4:45pm. I hope to see some of you then!!**

Week of September 11, 2017

Our Week

It was great getting to see so many of you on Thursday at Meet the Teacher. I know that the kids were very excited to show off our classroom and all of the projects that they created. I’m not surprised that such fabulous third graders come from such amazing families!

Math – We are working our way through Chapter 2. We learned about three properties of addition: commutative, identity, and associative. Ask your child to tell you about each property. We also explored patterns in addition. Next week we will learn how to estimate sums, add mentally, and add 3 and 4-digit numbers.

ELA – This week my third graders became text detectives. Using the book, Third Grade Angels, the “detectives” took on different roles and worked together to dig deeper into the text.

In grammar, the force was with us as we using our lightsabers (aka highlighters) to identify subjects and predicates in sentences.

Content – The students used cardinal and intermediate directions to locate and draw locations on a map.

Spelling – We took the Lesson 2 spelling test on Friday. The graded test will come home on Monday. The Lesson 3 list was sent home and we will take the test this coming Friday.

Our Week Ahead

Monday – Library

Tuesday – Music, Math Quiz, Reading Ice Cream Party 4:15-6:00pm @ LeTort (This is for students who completed and returned the summer reading calendar)

Wednesday – PE

Thursday – Art

Friday – Library/Book Exchange, Spelling & Vocabulary Tests

Homework

Monday- Thursday: Math Strip, Study Spelling, Study Vocab, Learn Global Address, Reading Calendar (Optional)

Looking Ahead

October 4th – Picture Day

October 9th – No School

October 19th – Pink Out Day

October 20th – No School

Mrs. Binkley

Week of September 4th

Our Week

Math – We completed Chapter 1: Place Value. Students will receive their graded tests on Monday. They will then be given a chance to make test corrections for partial credit.

ELA – We took our Lesson 1 vocabulary test, which will come home on Monday. We worked on a special writing project which will be on display at Meet the Teacher. We can’t wait for you to see the best parts of all of us!

Content – We talked about our global address – our planet, continent, country, state, county, and home address. Your child will need to know their global address for our map skills test, which will be in a couple of weeks. Please help your child start studying this now.

Spelling – We took our Lesson 1 test, which will come home on Monday. The Lesson 2 list was sent home today. Your child has been completing a “spelling menu” during the week. If your child did not finish his/her menu, it should be completed this weekend and returned to school on Monday.

 

Our Week Ahead

Monday – Art

Tuesday – Library/Book Exchange – Please return library books

Wednesday – Music

Thursday – PE – Please wear sneakers, Meet the Teacher Night 4pm-6pm

Friday – Art, 1:30 Early Dismissal, Spelling and Vocabulary Tests, Book Orders are due

Homework

Monday-Thursday:  Math Strip, Study Spelling & Vocabulary, Reading Calendar (optional)

Looking Ahead 

September 19th – Reading Ice Cream Party 4:15-6:00pm

October 4th – Picture Day

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Binkley

Week of August 28th

Our Week

Math – On Monday, we started Chapter 1: Place Value. We reviewed how to identify the place and value of a digit. We also practiced ordering & comparing numbers and rounding to the nearest ten. On Wednesday, we took our first quiz, which was sent home on Thursday. Next week we will continue to practice rounding and will have our first test at the end of the week.

ELA – We have been hard at work on a fun writing project about pineapples…yes, pineapples! It will all make sense when you see the final products at Meet the Teacher Night. In reading, we learned about making connections to the stories that we are reading. Vocab lists were sent home on Thursday.

Content – We started our first Social Studies Unit: Map Skills.

Spelling – Our Lesson 1 list was sent home on Thursday. The students will be practicing their words at school, but should also practice every night at home. Our first test is on Friday.

We also had fun reading by “the fire”, getting to know our kindergarten buddies, and celebrating Elijah’s birthday. It was a great week in 3-B!

Our Week Ahead

Monday – No School

Tuesday – Art, Wear Red, White, & Blue

Wednesday – Library

Thursday – Music, Chapter 1 Math Test

Friday – PE, Spelling and Vocabulary Tests

*Math homework will start coming home on Tuesday. Your child will have math homework most nights (M-Th). There will be no math homework on the night we take a test.

Looking Ahead

September 14th – Meet the Teacher

September 15th – 1:30 Early Dismissal

September 19th – Reading Ice Cream Party 4:15-6:00pm

Enjoy this long weekend!

Mrs. Binkley