Thursday, September 20, 2018

Friday News - September 21

This week in 3.1:
In Reading we learned the reading strategy of Check for Understanding. Making sure we understand what we are reading, by asking questions about the story. 

In Math we have been learning about patterns in the addition table and strategies to help us mentally add. 

In Bible we finished up our book study on Ephesians. We looked at the themes of: being a part of God's family, unity & teamwork, following Jesus, and the armor of God. 

In Writing we created our very own "ME Collages". 

We also had our picture day :D And on picture day I managed to get a couple class pictures too! 

(it was very sunny out...hello squinty eyes!) 

A look at next week....

Spelling wordsLesson 5  (long i: i, ie, igh, i_e, uy, y)       
lies      tiny     lives     blind     shine     tired     tried     reply     apply     pliers     fright     skyline     buying     mighty     nearby     bicycles     brighter     childhood     very     shoes

CHALLENGE WORDS:   definition - the meaning of a word 

Bible Memory Verse:
Genesis 1:27
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

Have a splendid weekend!

A few announcements ~

Scholastic Book Orders 

3rd Grade Educational Field Trip

  • A permission slip was sent home today for our field trip on October 18 (Thursday) We will be going to the Global Oceanographic Data Center (GoDac). Below are two links regarding the center and what we will be doing on our school visit there! We will be learning about the deep sea and Okinawan corals! 
  • On that day we will spend the morning at the GoDac and then we will go to a nearby park to eat lunch and play a little, before heading back to school around 2 pm. 
  • Please let me know if you would like to volunteer to come with us.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday News - September 14


This week in 3.1:

In Math we have finished up our first chapter on place value. Our next chapter is all about addition -- we've looked at addition properties (Commutative, Associative, and Identity) and looked at patterns in the addition table. 

In Bible we learned about Paul's letter to the Ephesians. He talks about UNITY and how to work as a TEAM. So, we did a little activity all about TEAMWORK!  

A look at next week....

Spelling words: Lesson 4 (long e: e, ey, ie, y)  
brownie   monkey   secret    pieces    honey   equal   grief   yield   only  icy  keys    busy   chief   valley   sleepy   snowy   beyond   believe  favorite  against

CHALLENGE WORDS:  Commutative - property of addition, ex: 3 + 4 = 7, 4 + 3 = 7

Bible Memory Verse:
Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another. 
Forgive one another, just as God forgave you because of Jesus. 

Have an amazing weekend!
No school on Monday! 

A few announcements ~

Scholastic Book Orders 
- It is time for Scholastic Book Orders!! This is so exciting; I LOVE BOOKS and I love getting new books for the classroom. You may order books from Scholastic to keep them at home for your child to read. 

If you would like to order some books you may do one of the following ways: 
1. Order online with a credit card (I recommend this way!!) 
Here is the link (or you can click on the tab "Scholastic" at the top of this blog)

Please order under 3.1 Engbers, because the points earned will then go to our class. 

2. Send in the order form and money -- I will put in the order for you. 

The last day to order books will be Friday, September 28th.

Picture Day
  • Our picture day is in the morning on Thursday (Sep. 20). A picture order form was sent home today.  

3rd Grade Educational Field Trip 
** Stay tuned for information coming about this field trip, soon! Possible date = October 18 (Thursday) 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday News - September 7

A look at next week....

Spelling words: Lesson 3 (long e: ea, ee, ei)

street    easy    queen   leaf    between    breeze    jeans    speed    deceive    eager    ste
ep   beat   receive    cleaned    please   reach   mean   really   
said    says  

CHALLENGE WORDS:   geography 

Bible Memory Verse:
Ephesians 4:29
Don't let any evil talk come out of your mouths.  
Say only what will help to build others up and meet their needs.  

Have a wonderful weekend!

A few announcements ~

  • Beginning next week Tuesday we will start taking our MAP tests. These are computer-based tests in 3 areas: Math, Reading, and Language Usage. We use this data to help better understand where our students' instructional levels are and so we can measure their academic growth. Please let me know if you have any more questions about these MAP Growth tests. 
  • I sent some Friday T-shirts home on Friday. If you have ordered a t-shirt for your child and have not paid yet, please pay soon and I will give your child their t-shirt. If you have already paid and you do not have the t-shirt yet, I will hand the rest out Monday. We try to wear these shirts on Fridays and when we have field trips. 

Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday News - August 31

First full week of school ✔

This week we worked on place value, and how to order and compare numbers in math; we learned how to explore the Bible; we wrote true stories about ourselves in writing; we did an experiment about water in science (for pictures go to the Photo Page at the top of the website); and we built up our reading stamina. We talked about Daily 5 (our reading program) and looked at the 5 choices we have to become better readers (and writers): 

Here are some pictures of students working on Read-to-Someone:

**Please click on the links at the top of my blog to access learning resources such as: MyMath (our math book), Reading A-ZXtra Math,, Spelling City

A look at next week....

Spelling words: Lesson 2 (long a: a, a_e, ai, ay, ea, eigh, ey) 

eighty    playing    acorn    they    safety    mistake    lady    explain    neighbor    delay     break     skateboard      afraid     maybe     forgave     training    steak    weigh    months    because


Bible Memory Verse:
Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be honored among the nations,
I will be honored in the earth. 

Remember, NO SCHOOL on Monday (September 3). 
Enjoy your 3-day weekend!

A few announcements ~ access code : classroom code = H97BV9

Interested in being a Grade Parent for 3rd grade? Contact PTF :) 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

First week of school!

Hooray! We have finished our first week of school in 3.1! 
Wow, it has been such a great week...I have loved getting to know each and every student a little bit and I cannot wait for the rest of this school year! 

It was wonderful to meet many of you on Friday night's "Back to School" night :) 

Here is a look at next week's spelling words and Bible memory verse: 

Spelling words: (consonants and short vowels)
    hundred    wobble     pocket      gutter     jacket     block     crush     stilts     skill     led     address     matter     yellow     tennis     never     stick     legs     sniff     during     eye

CHALLENGE WORDS: *this week we will NOT have challenge words -- just to get used to working on our 20 main spelling words. These words will be a little harder than normal and will be worth bonus points if spelled correctly (no penalty for spelling them wrong) 

Bible Memory Verse:
Psalm 119:11
I have hidden your word in my heart so that I won't sin against you

  • We will have a spelling test every Friday
  • I will expect each student to be able to say the memory verse by Friday 
Throughout the week I encourage you to practice the spelling words & memory verse with your child at home, for extra practice. 

Today, your child will be coming home with a Homework Checklist for the week:

Friday Folders - 
  • Every Friday your child will take home a tan envelope/folder, called Friday Folders. Please check inside these folders because I will send home important papers, tests, etc. On the front I would like a parent/guardian to sign each week. Soon the students will start taking AR reading-comprehensive quizzes on books they check out from the library. I will record the book they read and took a test on each week. 

So please look for my blog posts, at the end of every week -- for updates; what we are learning each week, photos, and next week's spelling words and Bible memory verse. I will also post important upcoming events & the dates for those things (please look for them at the top right under "Important Dates"). 

Please do not hesitate to email me at 
Also, check out the school's website

Thank you so much & God bless! 
- Ms. Engbers