"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

May 30

Have a great summer!

Announcements

Field Trip on Friday, May 5

April 25


Our class will be taking a field trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo on Friday, May 5.  Permission slips were sent home yesterday, and there is a $5 cost for everyone attending.  Also, in order to be fair, I will be selecting five chaperones on a first come, first serve basis.   Anyone interested in being a chaperone for this field trip should email me as soon as possible.  The first five people to email me at epeppmuller@peotoneschools.org will be invited as a chaperone. A note about being a chaperone will be sent home today and can also be viewed as an attached document at the bottom of this page. Please understand that I regret not being able to invite all parents interested in being a chaperone.  Our class is looking forward to this trip to the zoo!  


PARCC Testing Begins

March 6


PARCC testing for our class will begin on Tuesday, March 7 and continue throughout the month of March.  Students should get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast to prepare for each day of PARCC testing.  To prevent against testing burnout, no other tests will be given on days when students are taking a PARCC exam. Homework will also be limited on nights prior to a PARCC test. The complete testing schedule for our class can be viewed below.  


Tuesday, March 7 - Math

Wednesday, March 8 - ELA

Tuesday, March 14 - Math 2

Wednesday, March 15 - ELA 2

Tuesday, March 21 - Math 3

Wednesday, March 22 - ELA 3

Tuesday, March 28 - Math 4

Wednesday, March 29-Friday, March, 31 - Makeups


Ecosystem Diorama

January 19


Students have been assigned an Ecosystem Diorama that is due on Monday, February 6.  This project was discussed thoroughly with students and both a project overview and rubric have been sent home for parents to reference.  Students should have fun making this Ecosystem Diorama by themselves or with a family member. Please be sure to carefully look at the project overview and rubric to make sure all project requirements are met.  Have fun constructing your ecosystem!


Guided Reading Takes Center Stage

January 18


Our class has begun Guided Reading!  Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, students are now working on various language arts skills during Reading as they rotate around the room to play literacy games.  Also, students work with Mr. Peppmuller regularly to develop and reinforce various language arts skills at the Guided Reading center.  So far, the students are doing a terrific job cooperating in their groups and having fun playing games while learning valuable Reading skills.  If you ever have questions about Guided Reading or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Peppmuller.


Cereal Box Book Report

January 5


Students have been assigned a cereal box book report! This book report should be done at home and must be turned in on Wednesday, January 18.  A packet explaining how to do the book report has been given to the students and was discussed in class. Please reference this packet to guide you as work on the report. Students may do the cereal box book report on any book they are currently reading or have not yet started.  Books that have been read in the past should not be used for this report. Simply put, students should have fun reading a book of their choice and make a cereal box to tell us about it!  Good luck, and as always, let me know if you have any questions!


Multiplication Madness to Return!

December 20


Multiplication Madness will return after winter break!  Back by popular demand, the week long competition on multiplication facts will start again on Monday, January 9.  Students will have all of winter break to study those facts and make a second run at the crown in 2017!  Multiplication Madness is coming...again!


Let the Madness Begin!

December 11


It's finally here!  Multiplication Madness begins tomorrow and excitement is in the air!  All week students will compete to see who will be crowned the 2016 Multiplication Madness Champion! For weeks, students have been training hard for this thrilling event, and now it's time to put that practice to the test! Standings will be updated throughout week as students seek to win a first, second, or third place trophy!  Let the Madness begin!


Multiplication Madness Coming Soon!

November 22


Multiplication Madness, a week long competition on multiplication facts, will begin on Monday, December 12!  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.  The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive a trophy.  Study those facts!  Multiplication Madness is coming!


Spelling Lists Uploaded

October 16


Weekly Spelling lists are now being uploaded to this website.  If you need the Spelling list for the week, you can find it as an attachment at the bottom of this page.  Lists for the upcoming week will usually be uploaded on Friday for students wanting to study over the weekend.  Also, some other important documents such as worksheets and study guides will be made available whenever possible.       


A Healthy Alternative to Video Games

October 10


Please encourage your child to play the free learning games that can be accessed from the "Recommend Sites" page on this website. Learning games are a fun and engaging way to reinforce third grade subject matter.  The games cover practically every third grade skill and are a great tool for parents looking to provide academic support to their children. You can find weekly skills under "The Week at a Glance" on this page and then use the "Recommended Sites" tab to locate a game that reinforces a particular skill.  Your kids are sure to enjoy showing you the games or playing them with you!  Happy learning!



Book It Begins 

October 4


Our class has begun the Pizza Hut Book It program to promote extra reading at home.  Please encourage your child to read 300 or more minutes in the month of October to receive a voucher for a free personal pizza.  Although the Book It program suggests 20 minutes of reading a day, I will accept any combination of days and minutes so long as the monthly total reaches or exceeds 300 minutes.  Please indicate on the reading log/calendar the number of minutes read on each day along with the grand total for the month.  At the end of the month, please send this reading log/calendar back with your signature so that your child can receive his or her reward.  Also, please enforce the expectation that all reading minutes for the Book It program are in addition to those related to school work. Let’s read!



Rocket Math Takes Off

September 12

Our class has begun Rocket Math with the goal to become more fluent in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.    If students do not pass their letter for the day, they are supposed to study that night to improve for the next attempt. Students are also allowed to study a letter ahead to prepare for their next one minute test.  If you have questions about Rocket Math or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact me.  


The Week at a Glance

May 30-

School is out for summer!  

Reading

Story: None

Focus Skill: None

Other Skills: None

Vocabulary Words: None

Test Date: N/A

Spelling

No Test This Week

Grammar

Focus Skill: None

Other Skills: None

Math

None

Test Date: N/A

Science

None