Beach School Spirit Day

 Let’s chase away the Winter Blahs with some Summer Fun. 

This Friday, March 1st, students may participate in a Beach School Spirit Day by wearing beach hats, capris, shorts, etc. Bathing suits are not permitted.  Shorts must be fingertip length. Sunglasses may be worn at lunch and recesses only.  Lunch will be eaten on beach towels on the floor, so be sure to bring along your beach towel.  

Participation is optional.

All School Field Trip

See below for an important note from Mrs. McPherson:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the all-school field trip scheduled for April 3, 2019 has been moved from The Ware Center in downtown Lancaster TO The Winter Center at Millersville University.

If you have returned a permission slip that does NOT permit your child to attend, I hope that you would reconsider your child’s participating in this opportunity. If another permission slip is needed, please contact the school office at 717-872-9530

Week of February 18, 2019

Math – We are becoming quite the graphing experts! We can now organize and interpret data in a tally chart, frequency table, scaled bar graph, pictograph, and line plot. This coming week we will tackle measurement.

ELA – Last week we read a story called, “A Tree is Growing”. In book clubs, we are continuing to have awesome discussions about important events/people in the history of our country. Look for a new vocab list to come home tomorrow.

Content – The kids enjoyed learning about Africa. We took a close look at what life is like for the Maasai tribe. We are learning that although there are a lot of differences between our lives and the lives of people around the world, we also have a lot in common.

Spelling – The Lesson 23 list was sent home on Friday. It will be tested this coming Friday.

Parents, you are AMAZING! I loved how the kids came dressed as their future profession for Kids at Work Day. Thanks for helping them put their outfits together!

Week of February 11, 2019

Math – We are learning how to represent and interpret data. So far we have learned how to use tally charts, frequency tables, pictographs, and scaled bars. Make sure to keep practicing basic facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) at home!

ELA – The kids did a great job reading and answering questions about poetry. We are also working on finishing up our Unit 5 test. On this test students were asked to read and compare two fiction texts.

Content – We learned about a type of Japanese poetry called a Haiku. The kids even wrote their own Haiku poems!

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

We had so much fun celebrating Valentine’s Day!

Week of February 4, 2019

First of all, THANK YOU! I know that there was a lot on your plate with the 100th day, pajama day, and Freaky Friday all in one week. I had to get my own kids dressed for Freaky Friday, and we all barely made it out of the door. 🙂

Math – We completed Chapter 11. Many kids came home with their graded tests on Friday. If your child did not bring home a test, it is because he/she is still finishing the test or working on test corrections. Next week we begin Chapter 12. In this chapter we will learn how to represent data and measure to the nearest half and fourth of an inch.

ELA – We are really working hard on our written responses to texts. We are also continuing to learn about people who shaped our country’s history. This week we focused on Ruby Bridges. A new vocabulary list will come home on Monday.

Content – On Friday we watched a video about school lunch in Japan. The kids were blown away by just how different it is from our school lunch in America. Ask your child to tell you about one of the differences we noticed.

Spelling – Our new list came home on Friday and will be tested this coming Friday.

Celebrating the 100th Day of School

Pajama Day

Enjoying the nice weather with some extra recess!

Freaky Friday


Hi Parents,

Just a reminder to send back report card envelopes/comment sheets.

Also, don’t forget that the “Who Am I?” Poster contracts are due this Friday. If you misplaced your papers or have questions about the project, please just let me know.

Mrs. Binkley

Week of January 28, 2019

Last week was just a little bit crazy! I was out on Monday, which meant the only full day that I was at school was on Friday. Keeping my fingers crossed that this coming week is a little less snowy.

Some important notes about our upcoming week:

  • Students are invited to dress up like a 100 year old tomorrow
  • As a reward for reaching our class goal, we will have PJ day on Tuesday
  • On Friday, students are invited to dress up like a teacher/grown-up
  • We do NOT have a spelling list this week
  • In place of studying spelling, I will be sending home math fact practice each night (this is in addition to the 5 skill questions that come home each night)
  • Please remember to sign and return report card envelopes. You keep the report card, but please return the comment sheet with the envelope.
  • Please remember to sign your child’s planner every night

Check out all of the red in support of National Wear Red for Heart Health Day

100th Day

Hi Parents,

I sent out an email this morning, but just wanted to make sure that everyone knew that we will be changing our 100th Day celebration to MONDAY. The snow day bumped the 100th day of school, which is the reason for the change.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Binkley