Week of April 23, 2018

Our Week

Math – We finally completed Chapter 14! Completed tests were sent home on Wednesday. We spent the rest of our week reviewing concepts from earlier in the year and working on math vocabulary books.

ELA – The kids are hard at work on plays, which they will perform this coming week. We also read all about animals that live in Antarctica. In guided reading, we are continuing to read our chapter books. We are hoping to finish them by the end of the year. In writing, the students are working on poetry and an opinion writing piece.

Content – We spent the week learning about pollination and photosynthesis. They even had a chance to act as pollinators, as they “flew” around the room spreading pollen (Cheese Curl crumbs) to flowers. Buzzz!!

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Spelling – A new spelling list was sent home on Friday. We will have our test this coming Friday.

Vocabulary Parade

I hope that your child came home and told you about our upcoming vocabulary parade. We are SO excited about it! Tomorrow I will help the students select a word from our list of Storytown Robust Vocabulary. Your child will need to plan an outfit that represents his/her vocabulary word. Use items from around your house to create the costume. Here are some examples of costumes:

Vocab Parade

Miss. Garling (Deny) – This costume was created using an old t-shirt and electrical tape

Mrs. Binkley (Chore) – I just used cleaning tools from around my classroom and house (Although I did purchase a new toilet bowl brush!)

Mrs. Suydam (Interrogate) – She borrowed a hat, badge, and handcuffs to look like a police officer

Mrs. Gwyn (Tinker) – She used her son’s play tools and an apron from Home Depot

Our Week Ahead

Monday – Phys Ed (Wear Sneakers)

Tuesday – Music

Wednesday – Applied Engineering

Thursday – Art

Friday – Phys Ed (Wear Sneakers), Book Exchange, Spelling & Vocab Tests

Homework

Monday – Thursday: Study Spelling & Vocab, Math Packet

Looking Ahead

May 8th – 3rd Grade Field Trip

May 11th – Laps for LeTort/1:30 Early Dismissal

May 16th – Awesome Activity Day

May 18th – PSSA Fun Day

May 23rd – Vocabulary Parade (Information to come home this week)

May 28th – No School

Mrs. Binkley

 

Week of April 16, 2018

Our Week

Math – We revisited Chapter 14: Geometry. With PSSA testing, we did not get to take the test for this chapter. We will review what we learned about geometry and take our test this coming week.

Reading – We begin practicing three different reader’s theaters, which we will perform for 2nd grade and kindergarten in the next couple of weeks.

Writing – My little poets are hard at work writing poetry, which we will perform at our Popcorn and Poetry Party (information to come home soon on this fun event).

Content – The students worked with a partner to create a life cycle project. They read about the life cycle of an animal and then had to write about and illustrate that life cycle. They did an awesome job with this!

Spelling – The Lesson 27 list was sent home on Friday. We will have our test this coming Friday.

Our class won the March Madness Box Tops Challenge (THANK YOU!!). We enjoyed our reward from our fabulous PTO.

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Our Week Ahead

Monday – Art

Tuesday – P.E.

Wednesday – Music

Thursday – Applied Engineering

Friday – Art, Spelling and Vocab Tests

Homework

Now that PSSA Testing is over, students will come home with their weekly math homework. Please study spelling and vocabulary.

Looking Ahead

May 8th – 3rd Grade Field Trip

May 11th – Laps for LeTort/1:30 Early Dismissal

May 16th – Awesome Activity Day

May 18th – PSSA Fun Day

May 23rd – Vocabulary Parade (Information to come home this week)

May 28th – No School

I hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy this beautiful weekend!

Mrs. Binkley

Our Upcoming Week

Wow!! I am so incredibly proud of my third graders! They did an amazing job with their first week of testing. I am confident that they will do just as well on our final two days. Thanks for the support you have been providing at home.

Our Week Ahead

Monday – Applied Engineering

Tuesday – Art, Day 1 of Math PSSA Testing

Wednesday – Phys Ed, Day 2 of Math PSSA Testing

Thursday – Music

Friday – Applied Engineering, 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Reminder: There will be no spelling, vocab, or homework during the PSSA testing weeks.*

Looking Ahead

May 8th – 3rd Grade Field Trip

May 11th – Laps for LeTort, 1:30 Early Dismissal

May 14th – Awesome Activity Day

May 18th – PSSA Fun Day

**Please make sure that report card envelopes are signed and returned this week.**

Mrs. Binkley

Our Upcoming Week

Our Week Ahead

Monday – Music

Tuesday – Applied Engineering, ELA PSSA Testing Day #1

Wednesday – Art, ELA PSSA Testing Day #2

Thursday – Phys Ed & Book Exchange, ELA PSSA Testing Day #3

Friday – Music

Important Information and Reminders

Please remember to send your child to school with gum, hard candy (Jolly ranchers, mints, Lifesavers, etc.), and a water bottle each day of testing. Snacks will be provided (thank you to everyone who generously donated the snacks for our class!).

There will be no homework or spelling/vocab lists for the next two weeks.

THANK YOU! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to write the PSSA notes for your children. They will be so excited to see their first note on Tuesday morning!

Mrs. Binkley

Week of March 26, 2018

Our Week

Math – We finished Chapter 13 and started Chapter 14: Geometry. The students learned about acute, right, and obtuse angles. This week we will learn about two dimensional figures.

ELA – We continued to learn about how suffixes change the meaning of a word. We also practiced using context clues to determine the meaning of an unknown word.

Content – Students learned more about light energy.

Spelling – We took the Lesson 26 test on Thursday. There will be no spelling list this week.

PSSA Review Egg Hunt

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Our Week Ahead

Tuesday – Music

Wednesday – Applied Engineering

Thursday – Art

Friday – PE (Wear Sneakers), Field Trip Forms are DUE, “Top Secret” Envelope is DUE, Lesson 27 Vocab Test

Homework

Tuesday – Thursday: Math Daily Review, Study Vocab Words

Looking Ahead

4/10-4/12: ELA PSSA Testing

4/17-4/18: Math PSSA Testing

4/20: Early Dismissal

5/8: 3rd Grade Field Trip

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!!

Mrs. Binkley