Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Third Grade Zoo Trip is Tomorrow, June 11, 2014
Please be on time to school, we are leaving promptly at 9:30 am.  If you aren’t on time we will NOT wait for you.  Parents attending should come up to classrooms to get information about the trip and cell phone numbers. 
-Lunch (if you didn’t order it from the Zoo or CafĂ©.)
-Sneakers and Socks-no flip flops!!!! We are walking a lot!
-A backpack to carry lunches or items in
-Please bring a RAIN PONCHO because it looks like we could have a pop-up shower.
-Please make sure your 3rd grader brings their best
manners and behavior.
Thanks for all your support, money, and help all year! 
We are really looking forward to this trip.
Mrs. Benson and Mrs. DiGiorgio

Monday, April 7, 2014

Solar System Project!!!

Well Hello There!
     We are well on our way through 3rd grade and everyone knows in Third Grade we study the SOLAR SYSTEM!!!!WOOHOO!!!
I know some of you are cringing because you know what that means-PROJECT TIME :)  That is absolutely correct, but, we are working on the written part in school and I will be sending the "Art" part home to be completed with your families.  
The "Art" part will consist of;
     -A poster of your planet with facts from your report
     -A model of your planet-styrofoam, paper mache, or whatever you like
     -A brochure made on the computer or by hand-that invites people to come to your planet for vacation. (like a travel brochure) 
More Information to follow... Projects due April28th :)
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Equivalent Fractions

Hey All!
Thank you for all the support and LOVE you have given me the past few weeks.  They were the hardest of my life.  The kiddos were great and behaved as well as they could considering they were missing me. (smiley face)
This week we are working on equivalent fractions. To help them here are some websites and they can always review the lessons on-

Please send in any 

Today we started our practice for the NJASK 3 Writing section! I can't wait to score them, our kiddos really LIKE to write.
As always Thank You for your respect and help everyday!

(write a note in your planner and have your parents sign it to let me know you played the games and I'll give you a COUPON!!!)
Sunday, February 23, 2014

It's been a while...

Hi Families!
I just want to take a minute and tell you that your kiddos are doing a great job!
We have been working hard on reading with our new reading series, researching and learning powerpoint to present our research projects, telling time and converting time, and having some fun too.
We don't have much going on in class this week except- Topic 12 Assessment, Tops and Bottoms story test, and completion of our research reports and some new writing and learning about George Washington Carver!
Should be a great week! Hope you all got out and soaked up some of the warmer weather this weekend.

 Looking forward to a great week!!!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

1/2 DAY for Kiddos!

Hello Everyone!
I just wanted to let you all know, well tell you again, that today will be a 1/2 day!
Dismissal will be at 1:45! 1:45 Dismissal for Walkers/Car pick up.  Buses will be leaving at 1:40.

1/2 DAY 1:45pm DISMISSAL



Monday, January 13, 2014

Research Project!

Hello Everyone!
Just wanted to let you know this weekend I will be sending home a project for you and your kiddos to work on... I am going to include a copy of the project they will start working on in school tomorrow.  They will be researching Penguins or Iguanas to go along with animals we have been studying in class.  Currently we are reading a realistic fiction story about a boy that wants an iguana as a pet.  Our research will be conducted in class during centers and during our afternoon science and social studies time blocks.  If your kiddo finishes the research they will be allowed to start their "project " in class.  I will have construction paper handy but if you want to use poster paper or help out I'm totally ok with it!
Mrs.Benson's Bunch of Kiddos Research Project  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6XbO6xJpiTBNXY0ZFBhdW1fWTA/edit?usp=sharing