Mrs. Baumann's 3rd Grade Classroom

"It is vital that when educating our children's brains we do not forget to educate their hearts"

~Dalai Lama~

April 18-28


In conjunction with our new Social Studies unit on Immigration, we will be reading the stories Boom Town and Yippee Yay! Boom Town is realistic fiction about families moving and settling west. Yippee Yay is a nonfiction piece about cowboys and the jobs they held on the wagon trains going West . Both stories highlight the westward movement in our country after the influx of immigrants in the early 1900's.

Current Events

Here are the next reporters ..

Wednesday, April 19

Anchor = Swetha Book = Wini Movie = Agrima Commercial = Amaan Food = none Sports = Timmy Reporter's Choice -Johnny

Wednesday, April 26

Anchor = Akshay Book = Nico Movie = Luke Commercial = Mckenna Food = Harini Sports = Arusha Reporter's Choice -Tyler T.

Wednesday, May 3

Anchor = Max Book = Tyler B. Movie = Jasper Commercial = Ansley Food = Lucas Sports = Ava Reporter's Choice - Ashley

Wednesday, May 10

Anchor = Lauren Book = Anna Movie = Srianwita Commercial = Ian Food = Aniketh Sports = Monish Reporter's Choice -Reese


The students are putting the finishing touches on their memoirs. This week we will be going over the writing expectations for their papers. These expectations include...

1. A good introduction , middle and end

2. A story that flows well and follows a sequential order

3. The paper is filled with good description and feelings

4. The paper clearly states the lesson learned

5. The use of transition words

6. Written in complete sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation.

After the final revisions and editing, the students will type their final papers on a Google document. Finally, the students will record their papers and create a video of themselves reading their memoir along with the drawings they created to go along with the text. I can't wait to see and hear the final recording and share the videos with all of you.

Social Studies

We will be starting a unit on Immigration and the migration West on the Oregon Trail. We begin with immigration through Ellis Island and why people chose to move to America. The third Grade team will be kicking off the unit with the movie, An American Tail and discuss how and why the mouse family moved from Russia to America . After that, we will discuss how many of our ancestors immigrated from Europe and came through Ellis Island. From there, then we will move onto the westward movement and the Oregon Trail.

Word Study

List #2 Spelling Test is Friday, May 5. We will also learn about plural and possessive nouns.

Field Trip - Wednesday, May 10th- Sci Tech Museum

This is a hands-on museum that meets a wide range of Illinois State Goals for science and goes along well with our unit on Matter.. We will be exploring chemistry and will have hands on science lessons on chemicals and physical reactions. The students received a permission slip and it's due May 1st along with a check for the exact amount of $14.70 to cover the cost of the trip.

Life is Good,

Mrs. Baumann :)

Thank You Corner

A big thank you to Mr. Wigfield for being our Mystery Reader on Friday. He did a great job with the tongue twisters!

School Calendar

4/26 - Immigration interview with parents due

4/28- Family Movie Night

5/5 - Spelling Test List 2

5/8 - Jump Rope for Heart

5/10- Field Trip Sci Tech- $14.70 due by Monday, May 1st

5/19- Spelling Test List 3

Specials Schedule

Monday-P.E. 10:20-10:45

Tuesday- Book Check-Out- Return 10:20-10:45 P.E. 10:45-11:10

Wednesday - Music 10:20-11:10

Thursday - Art - 10:20-11:10

Friday - P.E. 10:20-10:45

Lunch - Daily 12:25-1:00

Current Events- Wednesdays 11:10

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Mrs. Shelly Baumann

Room 211

Phone 630-428-6746

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