"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, 
but people will never forget how you made them feel."
-Maya Angelou

Today's Homework

April 25

Grammar Worksheet 111/112

Study for Tomorrow's Spelling Test

**The Scholastic Book Fair is Friday from 2-2:30 p.m.


PARCC Testing

February 26

PARCC testing begins for our class on Wednesday, March 7.  Our last day of testing will be Wednesday, March 28.  Below is a complete PARCC testing schedule for Mr. Peppmuller's Class:

Wednesday, March 7:  Math 1

Friday, March 9:  ELA 1

Wednesday, March 14:  Math 2

Friday, March 16:  ELA 2

Wednesday, March 21:  Math 3

Friday, March 23:  ELA 3

Wednesday, March 28:  Math 4

Dr. Seuss Week

February 21

We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss at school next week!  The daily dress-up themes for 3rd Grade next week are as follows:

Monday - Pajama Day - Sleep Book

Tuesday - Wear Stripes & Favorite Hat - The Cat in the Hat

Wednesday - Dress Wacky - Wacky Wednesday

Thursday - Wear Green - Green Eggs & Ham

Friday - Wear Something Red &/or Blue - One Fish, Two Fish

We are looking forward to a fabulous Dr. Seuss week next week!

Ecosystem Diorama

December 11

Our class will be making Ecosystem Diroramas to show how ecosystems work and what types of living and nonliving things interact within them.  Students can make a diorama of any ecosystem discussed in chapter 3 of our Science book or any other ecosystem that has been approved by Mr. Peppmuller.  Ecosystem Dioramas can be created with the help of family members and should fun to build.  All students have been given an Overview and Rubric that explain the requirements of this project.  If you have any questions as you are planning or beginning to work, please don't hesitate to email Mr. Peppmuller.  This project is due Friday, January 12.  Have fun making your ecosystem!


November 27

Our classroom just got Fancy.  She is our new class pet, a Fancy Bear Syrian Hamster.  Fancy arrived in our classroom yesterday around 11 a.m. after previously residing at the PetSmart in Bourbonnais.  She is adapting well to her new home at PES and loves her hamster wheel.  The students have not seen their new classmate yet as she is sleeping soundly after a fairly adventurous weekend.  Mr. Peppmuller has really taken a liking to Fancy and thinks she is a great addition to our classroom.  

Coming Soon

November 21

On Monday, November 27, we will be getting a hamster for a class pet!  The students are very excited about their new classmate, and its new home is already set up in the back of the room.  Thanks to the generosity of the Miller family, our new pet will enjoy all the luxuries of a two story cage, fully equipped with walking ladders and a spinning wheel.  The Millers also donated a hamster ball, and Mr. Peppmuller is very excited to see that in use.  On Monday, we will name the hamster and develop a care plan for it!

Multiplication Madness Coming Soon!

October 2

Multiplication Madness, a week long competition on multiplication facts, will begin on Monday, October 23!  Each day, students will play a variety of multiplication games for about 15 minutes.  At the end of the week, we will tally the results and declare our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Study those multiplication facts!  The madness is coming!

The Week at a Glance


Story: Call of the Wild

Focus Skill: Cause & Effect

Other Skills: Fluency, Closed Syllables

Vocabulary Words: adjust, crucial, source, survive, unpredictable

Test Date: Friday, April 27


1. basket 2. rabbit 3. napkin 4. letter 5. invite 6.bedtime 7. mammal 8. number 9. fellow 10. chapter 11. follow 12. problem 13. chicken 14. butter 15. Sunday 16. tried 17. studies 18. drying 19. splendid 20. complete

Test Date:  Thursday, April 26


Focus Skill:  Pronoun-Verb Agreement

Other Skills:  Friendly Letter Writing


3.G.A.1: Reason with shapes and their attributes.

3.OA.C.7: Multiply and divide within 100.

Test Date:  TBD

Social Studies

Chapter 5: A Community's Geography

Test Date: TBD

Eric Peppmuller,
Apr 23, 2018, 7:09 AM