Mrs. Baumann's Third Grade Class Website



Welcome to room 18's class website!

Feel free to contact me via email at or call me using ext. 6646.

I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of you very soon! WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!


If you would still like to donate items, what's left on our "Giving Tree" is:

children's socks

children's sm, med, or lg t-shirts (or adult sm)




Weekly News...



11/2     Daybreak with Dad, 8am, FC

11/2     Report Cards come home

11/4     Daylight Savings Time Ends


11/8     FC PTA Meeting, 7pm

11/9     Grandparents' Night, FC

11/11   Veteran's Day

11/12   American Education Week

11/15   Market Day pick up, 5:30-6:30pm, FC

11/16  & 11/17  Senior Class Play, "A Christmas Carol" at 7pm

11/18   Senior Class play at 2:30pm


11/26 - 12/7   Haven of Rest Food and Clothing Drive at HS

11/30   Stow Idol Contest, HS, 7-10pm




The Webelo Scouts of Cub Scout Pack 3274 based here at Fishcreek is having a Food Drive to benefit the food pantry of Stow United Methodist Church. If any students want to bring in canned and non-perishable food items or baby items (ie, wipes and diapers), boxes will be located in the fourth grade classrooms as well as outside of the office. The food drive will run through November 9th. Let's stock up the food pantry before Thanksgiving and help the Scouts with this important service project!


Student Council is helping to collect items for kids in the month of November. The first is “Pajamas for Kids” to benefit the outreach services of Open M in Akron. We will be collecting pajamas for kids, sizes 6 months to young adult. More information will be sent in November from this organization. We are also helping Gino's Mom, Mrs. Atieri collect “kid” friendly band aids to donate to Children Hospital. (Princess, Sponge Bob, etc.)

If you are willing to donate pajamas or kid friendly band aids, Student Council has a collection box by the school office. We will collect through Friday, November 30th.  Thank you!



Please look for this as an attachment in my email. You can print and complete the form below. *THE PROJECT (NOT CONTEST SUBMISSION) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL THIRD GRADE STUDENTS!*




WHAT IS REFLECTIONS? The Ohio PTA, through National PTA, holds an annual cultural arts program, Reflections. Children in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas: literature, visual arts, photography, Dance Choreography, Film/Video and musical composition. The Reflections program allows PTAs throughout the state to recognize children for their creativity in portraying yearly themes. Teachers, parents, children and community can get involved in enhancing arts education though the Reflections program. The Reflections Program is one of the best examples of the PTA's ability to bring out the best in our youth. PTA strongly supports education in the arts.

YES, I am interested in information on one or more of the categories in the PTA Reflection Program

Student Name_____________________________________________________________

Teacher/Room # __________________________________________________________

Divisions for Fishcreek: Primary:  K, 1st, 2nd              Secondary: 3rd & 4th

Please circle one or more categories your student is interested in participating:

LITERATURE                                                     PHOTOGRAPHY

MUSICAL COMPOSITION                               VISUAL ARTS

DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY                              FILM PRODUCTION

Please return this form to Heather DeSessa, Reflections Chair, Fishcreek PTA

********   No later than Wed. October 10th, 2012   **********

Direct any questions to

After the forms are turned in, you will receive packets of information and entry forms on one or more categories your student will participate in


Students are responsible for bringing a jacket, coat, etc. for the changing weather. The Clinic NO LONGER has these to loan to students. Students may need to call home for a coat to be brought to them. For future reference, the Clinic will only have gloves/mittens for loan.


It’s not too late to join PTA.  You can join anytime during the school year, but in order to qualify for the classroom with the most memberships popsicle party, you need to join by end of October.  Winning classroom will be announced in November.  Membership is only $5 per adult, no matter how many children you have in the school.  Please return the attached flier to your child’s teacher along with your cash or check OR you can now join online at  Any questions, please contact Michelle Sheline, 330-346-0203 or

All parents who drop off children during the morning arrival time, must do so at the school’s side entrance doors only. Please do not drop off children across the street from the school or in the front of the building. Thank you for following correct drop-off procedures.


**Remember to bring your snack on a DAILY basis. Thank you!

***For Birthday Treats, please refrain from sending in anything edible. We have several different food allergies, and it would therefore result in too many students not enjoying the same treat. If you decide to send anything in, you could do party hats, pencils, a book for the class, even their favorite game from home and we could play indoor during our afternoon recess, etc. Thank you for your understanding!


Progress Book has been updated and will show the most recent grades for your child.  I will select "missing" for any missing assignment either because it was never turned in or was turned in without a name and never claimed.  ** YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION REMAINS THE SAME AS THE PREVIOUS YEAR, SO IF YOU STILL HAVE THAT INFO, IT WILL ALLOW YOU TO LOGIN. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THAT INFORMATION YET OR ANYMORE, LOOK FOR THAT SOON. THANK YOU!**


Study Island will be updated as well. Please let me know if you have any difficulty logging in.

As you begin using Study Island, please remember NOT to reset your password. I can email anyone who needs their password sent to them. Thank you! :))


·      READ, READ,  READ!!!   Don’t forget to send in your child’s monthly reading calendar, which includes 20 minutes of reading every day during the week and one hour every weekend! 

YOUR CHILD'S SECOND MILLION MINUTES CALENDARS WERE BE DUE ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1st. The best way to keep track of the calendar is to keep it inside their orange take-home folder.


Remember that you can place your scholastic book orders online by using the code GVXTQ.  Each time an online order is made, our class receives a FREE BOOK!  Look for September's order forms coming home soon!

Thank you in advance to the wonderful parents that have signed up to help throughout the year. I appreciate ALL that you will be doing for ALL of us! :) If your availability changes, just let me know. I have made copies of a master calendar and sent a copy home with your child on August 29th. Thanks again!


What’s happening in...
Language Arts:  This week we will read our next Time for Kids as a class and other texts in small groups.  We will continue working on how to adjust reading rate; finding a good-fit book; use plural and possessive nouns correctly; using Venn Diagrams; author's purpose; writing directions/instructions ("how-to"). Our vocabulary quizzes are usually on Fridays, but our new spelling tests will be taking place throughout the middle of the week. Look for spelling word sorts coming home this week!


**NEW!!** Here are some literacy websites you can use for reinforcement at home! (lists books for all ages, with a synopsis, rating, and parental thoughts about each book) (tips for making literacy a priority at home) (defines reading fluency so parents know what to look for) (defines comprehension, and what it means from a child's perspective, a parent's perspective, and a teacher's perspective)


Science/Social Studies: 

We have started our next Social Studies unit on local government. We will be learning about our community, rights, authority, security, power, mayor, laws, service, city council, and taxes. Our test will be on/around Thursday, November15th.



We will be working in our workbooks, which are being kept at school. From time to time, your child may tear out a page or two for homework, but it is important to leave the workbook at school because we will be using them on a daily basis.

Your child will be bringing home plenty to study/review for each test and can also use the handbook that you will receive during conferences.


Our third unit is "Collections and Travel Stories." In this unit we will discuss:

  • How are the numbers from 0 to 9,999 made up of thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones?
  • What is addition and subtraction?
  • How can knowing that addition and subtraction are opposites help us to subtract one number from another?
  • How can we break apart and combine hundreds, tens, and ones to add and subtract, up to 1,000?
  • What does the equal sign tell us about the numbers on both sides of it?



Please continue to practice addition and subtraction facts with your child.  It's also never a bad idea to practice telling time to the minute, counting money, estimating, and working on place value!

For added support, please refer to these websites:

Helpful mathematics websites for grades K to 4

Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools Investigations home page (This site provides homework help for most lessons in the units as well as other information about the program.)

Investigations site for families (This website was designed by the authors to answer questions that students and parents might have. If you are primarily looking for ways to help your child with homework, this site offers support; click on the “Helping Your Child” link on the left for more links.)

Math Forum: Ask Dr. Math (A page in which mathematicians provide reader-friendly answers to hundreds of questions about K-12 mathematics content – a very helpful site! – also check out the Math Forum home page for many other resources.)

ODE Success Website for students and families (This website provides public access to three sections: What's Expected of Students, Practice for the Test, where students can actually take sample tests online, and Understand Test Results.)

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (Activities in every grade band and standard – each has instructions and possible tasks for students to complete. Good for individual work.)

BBC Education site for Mathematics (A British site for all content areas with many useful resources and great interactive sites for kids)

Stretchy Brain (A collection of games in several content areas, particularly for K-4)

Aunty Math (mathematical challenges for K-5 students)

A Mathematics Dictionary for Kids (An interactive math dictionary with over 500 terms. Neat!)

Math Playground (Provides various games that children in elementary and middle school can play to learn math concepts in a fun way)

Math TV (Part of Math Playground, this site provides brief animated videos that explain solutions to various types of problems. Neat!)

Thinking Blocks (Part of Math Playground, this site provides great interactive models that students can use for solving word problems)

Visual Fractions (Provides games for learning about fractions visually) (A variety of games for practicing addition facts) (A variety of games for practicing subtraction facts)  (A variety of games for practicing multiplication facts) (A variety of games for practicing division facts)