Updates 9/17

Happy Monday!


Tomorrow is PICTURE DAY! It is a non-uniform day. Students do not need to wear a uniform, just something nice for pictures!


I am still collecting permission slips and $16 for our upcoming field trip. Please let me know if you need another form!

Yellow Homework Folders came home today! Your child’s homework will be from his/her Reading and Math teacher.


If you would like to order books from Scholastic, I will place the class order on Friday, September 28th. If you are interested, please order online or send in the form/money by then!


Interested in being our classroom Auction Art Parent? Let me know!


And thank you to all of you who were able to make it to Back-to-School Night! It was great to see you all!


Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns!

Updates 9/10

Happy Monday!


It’s hard to believe we already have an entire week of school under our belt! The class has really picked up on the routine and has been working so well.


Today we celebrated our first classroom birthday! If your child had a birthday recently or will have a birthday soon, please let me know what day you would like to send in treats and we will celebrate at school!


I hope to see you all at Back to School Night, this Thursday, September 13th at 6pm. The evening will start in the church and I will see you in the classroom later on!


Today I sent home your child’s homework folder with 2 pieces of paper:
A permission slip for our upcoming field trip to the Pacific Science Center on October 5th! Please fill out and return as soon as you can.
A letter to parents about the science unit we will be starting this Thursday!
**Real homework will start being sent home from your child’s Reading/Math teacher once Walk-to-Read/Math begin next week. I will notify you who your child’s Math and Reading teacher will be by Friday**


If you are interested in being our room parent (if really only entails planning our Halloween Party and then a couple other things for the school), please let me know!


Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. And thank you for sharing your child with me throughout the day!





Amanda (Mandy) Balinbin3rd Grade Teacher
St. Madeleine Sophie School
http://3rdgrade.smsbellevue.or g

First Day!

Hello 3rd Grade Parents!

Today was a great day! We spent a lot of our day reviewing rules and expectations, as well as catching up from the summer! The rest of the week we will be doing activities around 2nd grade review, classroom bonding, rules/expectations, and SLE’s. We will also be STAR testing and completing other Reading/Math assessments in preparation for Walk-to-Read and Walk-to-Math (starting in a couple weeks).


Each student went home with an “About Me” bag. If you could help your child fill the bag with 5 items about him/her and send back to school by Friday (Monday is okay, too!), that would be wonderful. I’m looking forward to learning a little bit more about your child.


If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to email me!


I look forward to seeing you all at Back to School Night next Thursday, September 13th. Until then, you can find most of our classroom information on our classroom website! https://3rdgrade. smsbellevue.org


Mandy Balinbin