Week of January 22, 2018

Our Week

Math – Last week we started Chapter 10: Fractions. We learned how to identify and write fractions of a whole and fractions of a set. We also learned how to represent fractions on a number line. I was really impressed with how well the kids did with these first few fraction lessons.

Fractions with Smarties

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Fraction Basketball

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ELA – In reading, we took a trip on Binkley Airlines. The students visited different countries around the world. While in each of the countries, the students had to use context clues to identify unknown words.

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Content – We are wrapping up our Earth Science Unit and will start a new Social Studies unit next week.

Spelling – A new spelling list was sent home on Friday. Our test will be this coming Friday.

Our Week Ahead

Monday – Music

Tuesday – Applied Engineering, Fraction Quiz

Wednesday – Art

Thursday – PE (Wear Sneakers!)

Friday – Music, Wear your favorite sports jersey or shirt, Spelling and Vocab Tests

**Don’t forget to send in cans of soup for our “Souper Bowl”**


Monday-Thursday: Math Strip, Study Spelling & Vocabulary

Looking Ahead

2/16 – Mother/Son Dance

2/19 – No School

Mrs. Binkley

Our Week

Will we actually have a full week of school? I hope so!

Monday – Phys. Ed (Wear Sneakers!), ELA CDT Testing Day 1

Tuesday – Music, ELA CDT Testing Day 2 (if needed)

Wednesday – Applied Engineering

Thursday – Art, Jump Rope for Heart Assembly

Friday – Phys. Ed (Wear Sneakers!), Book Exchange (Bring Library Books), Spelling and Vocab Tests

I hope everyone enjoyed this gorgeous weekend!

Mrs. Binkley

Book Order

Tomorrow is the last day to submit orders for the January book order. You can order online at www.scholastic.com.

My class online code: ND39H.

There are some really great books in this month’s book order. There are a lot of books that tie in nicely with what we have been talking about in relation to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and with our current guided reading books.

American Girl: A Girl Named Rosa

Life in Motion: Young Readers Edition

Who Was…? Value Pack

When I Grow Up: Sonia Sotomayor

I am Malala: Young Readers Edition

Hidden Figures: Young Readers Edition

I Am Harriet Tubman

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March

Week of January 8, 2018

Our Week

Math – We finished Chapter 9. Most students were able to complete test corrections on Friday and should have brought home their tests. After taking our math CDT tests this coming week, we will begin Chapter 10: Fractions. Fractions are tricky, but can be a lot of fun!

ELA – In Grammar, we are learning about verbs. Right now we are talking about action verbs, but my kids have learned that in grammar, nothing is that simple. We will be exploring all types of verbs and learning how to uses “vivid verbs” in our writing. In writing, we are working on an informative writing project.

Content – Although we will be starting a new marking period, we will still be digging into earth science for a little bit. This coming week we will explore the layers of soil and different types of rocks.

Spelling – We took the Lesson 15 test on Friday. Graded tests and a new list were sent home. Our next test will be this coming Friday.

Celebrating Mrs. Binkley’s Birthday with Cupcakes

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Our Student of the Month!

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Math test review is more fun when basketball is involved!

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Hats Off to a Great Marking Period

Hat Day

Our Week Ahead

Monday – No School

Tuesday – No School

Wednesday – Applied Engineering, Math CDT Testing

Thursday – Art

Friday – PE, Lesson 16 Spelling and Vocab Tests, PTO Movie Night

*Please Note: Wednesday is the start of the 3rd MP. We have a new specials’ schedule. Music and Art remain the same, but we now have Applied Engineering on Day B and Phys. Ed on Day D. Book Exchange will remain on Day D.

Looking Ahead

2/9 – PTO Mother & Son Dance

2/16 – School is IN session

2/19 – No School

I hope you are enjoying this long weekend!

Mrs. Binkley




I will post a full blog post this weekend, but just had to say that I wish the world could be full of people just like my third graders! In guided reading, we are learning about the Underground Railroad, Rosa Parks, and Harriet Tubman. We also spent a lot of time today learning about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I have been blown away by the conversations that we have had and the genuine love and compassion that have been expressed by this sweet group of kids. You are raising some pretty fabulous little humans!!


Our Week in 3-B

It seems like it has been forever since I have been with my sweet third graders! I am ready for a full week with them.

Here is a look at our week ahead:


Monday: Music

Tuesday: PE

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Library/Book Exchange

Friday: Music

**Important Note: Due to the snow days last week, we will have school this Friday. There will be NO school on Tuesday, January 16th.**

Math – We will finish Chapter 9 this week. My goal is for the students to take the chapter test on Thursday and then complete test corrections on Friday. We will begin Chapter 10 the following week.

ELA  РStudents will bring home new vocab and spelling lists tomorrow. We will take both tests on Friday. We will be starting a new writing project this week.

Content – We will continue to work through our Earth Science Unit as we approach the end of the marking period.

Enjoy the last day of this extra long weekend!

Mrs. Binkley