Week of September 24, 2018

Math – We are in the middle of Chapter 3, which focuses on 3-digit and 4-digit subtraction. Make sure to practice math facts at home with your child! 

ELA – We completed Unit 1 of our new reading curriculum. 
Just like with math, students will have an opportunity to make test corrections on our UNIT tests. Questions on the unit tests are worth 2 or more points and students will receive half credit for correctly fixing their mistakes. Graded reading tests will be sent home, but we are asking that you sign and return them regardless of your child’s grade. In grammar, we are learning all about nouns. Earlier in the week, we worked in groups to find examples of nouns in magazines.

Content – We learned all about lines of Latitude and Longitude. If you are in the halls of LeTort, make sure to check out our “Mr. Latitude and Mrs. Longitude projects! 

Spelling – Lesson 5 is a review week. Our list is also only 15 words. If your child earned perfect scores on the first 4 tests, he/she will not have to take the Lesson 5 test. 

Don’t forget that TODAY is the Penn Manor Elementary Fun Run at Manor Middle School. Plan to arrive between 1:30-2:00pm. Races start at approximately 2:00pm. 

I will be there, cheering on my own 5th grader and 2nd grader. Hope to see some of you there! 

Mrs. Binkley 🙂 

Congratulations to our Student of the Month, Anna! 

Week of September 17, 2018

Math – We completed Chapter 2: Addition. We started our chapter test on Friday and will complete it tomorrow. 

ELA – We completed our Character Maps. The kids did an excellent job identifying character traits and supporting their decisions with evidence from the text. 

On Talk Like a Pirate Day (yes, there is such a thing!), we used context clues to determine the meaning of pirate vocabulary. We then played a little context clue bowling! 

Content – The students worked with partners to complete a scavenger hunt of a map of Lancaster County. We also took our Global Address Quiz. Don’t forget to study the map of continents and oceans…our quiz is on Tuesday! 

Spelling – The Lesson 4 list was sent home on Friday and will be tested this coming THURSDAY.

Here are a few more fun moments from our week in 3-B…

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! – Mrs. Binkley 

September Book Order

Just a reminder that the September book order is due this FRIDAY. 

Each student will be receiving their free book, thanks to my amazingly generous friends and family. 

If you wish to place an order for additional books, you can return the book order and a check made out to Scholastic to school by Friday, or you can order online. 

To order online, go to:  scholastic.com/bookclubs

Our class online code is: ND39H 

Don’t forget, when you place an order of $25 or more, you get a free book (up to $5.00). 

If you ever want to purchase books as a gift for your child, please just let me know, and I will hold the books until you are able to come and pick them up from school. 

Week of September 10, 2018

Math – This week we started Chapter 2: Addition. We learned about three properties of Addition. We also practiced identifying number patterns. On Wednesday, we took the math CDT test, which is a tool that we use in 3rd-6th grade to help guide our instruction. 

ELA – We read a story called The Babe and I. The kids learned more about Babe Ruth and what life was like during the Great Depression. After reading the story, we had a lot of fun making character maps.

Content – We continue to learn all about maps. One skill that the students learned was how to use a grid map to find locations on a map. Reminder: Please help your child study for his/her global address and continents & ocean map. Our Global Address quiz is this Tuesday and the Continents & Oceans quiz is the following Tuesday.

Spelling – The Lesson 3 list was sent home on Friday. We will take our test this coming Friday. 

Monday is Pajama Day! Our class worked hard to earn 30 Googly Eyes and they have chosen to have PJ Day as their reward. Students may wear pajamas, slippers, and/or bring a stuffed animal/blanket. If your child brings slippers, he/she MUST have other shoes as well. 

Enjoy this beautiful day! ~ Mrs. Binkley

Week of September 4th

Math – We took the Chapter 1 math test on Friday. Some students finished and will have the opportunity to make test corrections on Monday. Everyone else will finish the test on Monday and then will also be given the chance to make corrections. Information about test corrections will come home tomorrow. 

ELA – We continued to learn about character traits. We also discussed the difference between first person and third person point of view. In writing, we are working on our first opinion writing piece of the year. To squish or not to squish, that is the question! 

Content – Your child should have come home with a study sheet for his/her global address and the continents & oceans of the world. The dates for each quiz are on the practice sheets, but students are able to take the quizzes earlier if they feel like they are ready. 

Spelling – The Lesson 2 list was sent home on Friday. The test will be this Friday. After Lesson 5, a challenge list will be offered. 

Once the temperature FINALLY dropped, we got out for a little extra recess. To use our vocab word…it was very pleasant outside! 

Stay dry today! Looking forward to our first FULL week! – Mrs. Binkley