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Welcome to Mrs. Baker's class page!

*Updated 3/20/20*

Ideas for Learning at Home

All students can access BrainPOP  (www.brainpop.com)  or Brainpopjr (www.brainpopjr.com) using the following login: bearcub1234  (this is the username AND password) 
Click on a subject you are interested in and find a video to watch to learn more about it.  Take the quiz after watching and write a short paragraph in your writing journal letting me know what you watched! 

*Read for 20 minutes each day
Use a plain sheet of paper to LOG your reading over your break.  I would like for you to record the date/title of the book/author.

*You can use your RAZ-KIDS or Tumblebook accounts to read.  
RAZ-Kids login is in your agenda and Tumbebooks login is haymarketes/reads

*Use this website to read different poems.  
As you read, write the name of the poem down on a sheet of paper and who you believe to be the SPEAKER of the poem.  I would also like to you write a sentence or two about what made the poem special.  

*Use this website for reading comprehension passages and questions for understanding.  On the left side, under filters choose (3rd grade) and then choose a passage.  These passages are all nonfiction.

*Write a letter to someone you know to be mailed.
*Write an email to Mrs. Baker to let her know how you are doing.  bakerat@pwcs.edu
Continue to write in your writing journal using the three Gs.  
1.  Write about something GOOD that has happened to you.
2.  Write about something you are GRATEFUL for.
3.  Write about a GOAL you have for yourself for the day.
*Write a diary to document your time away from school.
*Write a poem.


*Check out this website for fun geometry ideas
                             Image result for geometry plane shapes

*Practice geometry skills using the study guides located in the 3rd Grade Resources on our home page

*Complete the ECOSYSTEMS project and email a pic of your project to Mrs.Baker.  I cannot wait to see it!!!!!  

*Check out this website for some food web ideas

*Use these StudyJams video clips from Scholastic.  Check out the ones on EcosystemsFood ChainsFood Webs, and Changes in Ecosystems. They are short and sweet and have lots of applicable information.  Watch the video clips twice and pause as you go through it because the information can be presented kind of fast.  Write facts about your learning in a notebook or on a sheet of paper.  Also, try the TEST YOURSELF feature.

StudyJams Ecosystems

Social Studies
*Explore Ancient Civilizations
Use National Geographic Kids on the Haymarket Technology Site to review Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.  Explore other Ancient Civilizations-China and Egypt.                            


Mrs. Baker’s Daily Schedule  2019-2020

9:05-9:15        Arrival/Attendance/Morning Work

9:15-9:45        Core Extension

9:45-11:15      Math

11:15-12:00    Encore  (see encore schedule below)

12:00-12:09    Read Aloud

12:09-12:39    Lunch

12:39-12:45    Bathroom Break     

12:45-1:30      SS/Science

1:30-2:00        Recess

2:00-3:45        Language Arts

3:45-3:55        Pack Up/Dismissal


Day 1-PE

Day 2-Drama

Day 3-Library/Guidance

Day 4-PE

Day 5-Art

Day 6-Music

** We are a peanut and tree nut free classroom so please be mindful of this when sending in snacks with your child.  I encourage all of my students to bring in a water bottle to drink from throughout the day. **

I am available before school most morning from 8:30-9:00am.  Please feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns.  







I cannot believe we ar

e at the end of February…and beginning March!  This year is flying by!  Here are some important dates to keep in mind:


Monday, March 28th-                Read Across America- Wear Stripes

Tuesday, March 29th-                Read Across America- Silly Sock Day
Wednesday, March 1st-            Wacky Wednesday

                                                     Ecosystem Project Due

Thursday, March 2nd-               Wear Your Favorite Color Day

Friday, March 3rd-                     Pajama Day

Friday, March 10th-                   Bingo Night!

Wednesday, March 15th-          Interims go home
Friday, March 24th-                 Dress like a Book Character Day


Here is what we will be doing this week:


Math-  We will be reviewing adding, subtracting, rounding and estimating whole numbers.  We will continue to practice these skills by working to solve word problems that require combinations of these skills as well as multiple steps.  We will also be reviewing commutative and identity properties as well as making change from $5.00.  Please continue to have your child practice their fact fluency each night.  

Reading- We will be reviewing skills this week that help us comprehend what we are reading.  We will review how we make connections as we read (Text to Text, Text to Self and Text to World), how we make predictions, as well as making inferences.  We will continue to practice summarizing what we read.  It will be a busy week! Please continue to have your child read for 20 minutes each night, and discuss what they are reading with them.  Vary what they are reading…recipes, magazines, newspapers, fiction and non-fiction.  Don’t forget that Raz-Kids is an excellent way for your child to build their stamina.  

Writing-  Students will revisit their “How to Build a Snowman” story, and will focus on sequential words and phrases.  Students will revise their work by illustrating their steps as they proofread, as well as substituting synonyms to help get rid of commonly used words.  We will review Homophones, Synonyms and Antonyms. 

Social Studies-  We will finish learning about Ancient Mali, and students will complete their Ancient Culture posters.  We will then use these posters to compare and contrast all three Ancient Cultures.

Science-  Students will finish up their study of Ecosystems, Animal Behavior and Food Chains.  Their ecosystem project is due Wednesday, March 1st, and we will be presenting them to the class.  I cannot wait to see their creativity and knowledge shine! I have attached a copy of the project sheet under "files".

As always, thank you for all you do to help your child be successful!


Mrs. Casey