Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday News - Sep. 13

A look at next week....

Spelling wordsLesson 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:     migration 

Bible Memory Verse:
Philippians 2:7
Instead, he made himself nothing. He did this by taking on the nature of a servant. He was made just like human beings. 

A few announcements ~

  • I want to draw your attention to a few online resources we use in 3.1 (also, most links are found at the top of my website): 

    • Seesaw - I just sent all of you parents an invite to join our 3.1 class Seesaw account. I am new to using Seesaw but I want to try and add pictures, videos, and student work as often as I can. I can personally (& privately)  send you a link to add your own email, just let me know. Also, please tell me if you want me to add another/different email address for you to login to. 

    • Kids A-Z - our listen to reading resource. Students can login and listen to books. Please go to this link:

    • Prodigy Math - I sent out a link to each of your individually to connect online to your child's Prodigy Math account. 

    • Spelling City - students can practice their spelling words. Go to this link and then find my name (under OCSI teachers) to find out class spelling word lists:

    • - this is a new website that I have added all the students in our class to. Please see below for how to connect at home:

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday News - Sep. 6


A look at next week....

Spelling wordsLesson 3 (long e: ea, ee, ei

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

CHALLENGE WORDS:   observation 

Bible Memory Verse:
Deuteronomy 6:4
Israel, listen to me. The Lord is our God. 
The Lord is the one and only God. 

A few announcements ~

  • Scholastic Book Orders:

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 Engbers 3.1, 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 20th.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Friday News - Aug. 30


This week in 3.1:
We had a great first full week of school! 

In Bible we learned the story of creation and the promises God made to Abraham -- all in the book of Genesis. 

In Math we worked on place value, comparing & ordering numbers, and rounding to the nearest 10. 

We got an introduction to water & climate in Science; and geography in Social Studies

In Writing we worked on writing true stories about ourselves. 

In Reading we worked on building our reading stamina and got to a full 20 minutes of everyone reading to self! We also practiced what read-to-someone looks like -- here are a few pictures: 

A look at next week....

Spelling wordsLesson 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

CHALLENGE WORDS:  geography 

Bible Memory Verse:
Joshua 1:9
Be strong and brave. Do not be afraid. Do not lose hope. 
I am the Lord your God and I will be with you everywhere you go. 

Here's a sneak peak at the Homework Checklist for next week:

A few announcements ~

  • I sent home a letter today about Kids Reading A-Z. If you do not have English books at home this is a good website for your child to keep reading and listening to books at home.

Remember, NO SCHOOL on Monday (September 2). 
Enjoy your 3-day weekend!!

Image result for happy long weekend

Friday, August 23, 2019

Friday News - Aug. 23


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 Monday for Back to School! :) 

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

Spelling words: Lesson 1 (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 challenge 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. 

Monday, your child will be coming home with a Homework Checklist for the week, this is what it will look like: 

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 




Sunday, August 18, 2019

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome back to school and welcome to our 3.1 class here at OCSI. 
I am so excited for this 2019-2020 school year! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019



Thank you for all the help for our end-of-the-year party! It was great to see all of you who came today. Thank you so much for all the gifts, kinds words, support, and love I've received from you and your children this whole 2018 - 2019 year!

I am going to miss each and every one of my 3rd graders :) 

I have been so blessed to have the opportunity to teach your child! 💙

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday News - June 7


Can you believe we are almost done with this 2018-2019 school year? I cannot!! I am so thankful for such an awesome year with some awesome students. 

Where: OCSI Ms. Engbers' classroom - #224 

When: June 12th, 11:15 - 12:20 (recess on the playground will follow, until 12:30)  

Why: To celebrate all our hard work this year in 3rd grade! And to celebrate that it is summer vacation 😁

Below is the link to sign up to bring food for our End-of-Year party. Please sign up at

We look forward to seeing you!

Please email Mrs. Rebecca Sneller ( if you have any questions! 

Hope to see you next week Wednesday for the last day of school!