Meet the Teacher


Hello, my name is Ms. Amanda Baumann and I am very excited to be your child’s fourth grade teacher! I graduated SUNY Oswego College and obtained my New York State certification in Elementary Education. Upon graduation I accepted a teaching job at a gifted and talented magnet school in North Carolina. It was truly a great experience, which opened up the opportunity for me to be the 4th grade GT Teacher this year! This is my second year with the YPA family.


I was born and raised on Long Island, New York. My favorite hobbies include crafting, professional cheerleading, tennis, and reading. I love incorporating my crafting talents into my classroom and encourage creativity while learning across all subject areas. This includes hands-on activities that engage all learning styles. I have a passion for teaching and I hope to instill a love of learning that will stay with your child forever!


Teacher Favorites:

Birthday: August 28th

Color: Purple, blue/green

Season: Fall

Animal: Owl

Book:  My favorite genre is Mystery

Disney Movie:  Beauty and the Beast and Tangled

Sent: Lavender, cupcake (for candles)

Drink: Sprite, hot chocolate

Candy:  Twix, starburst

Fast Food: Panera, Dunkin Donuts, Chick-fil-a

Stores: Target, Dollar Tree, Staples












Related Arts Schedule

Monday-  Music

Tuesday-  Library

Wednesday-  Art

Thursday-  Computer

Friday-  Physical Education

Daily Schedule

7:30-8:05   Morning routine

8:05-9:00   Math Workshop

9:00-9:55   Writing Workshop

Working Snack

10:00-11:00  RIT Band Inquiry

11:00-12:00   Research (Science and Social Studies) Workshop

12:00-12:30   Lunch

12:30-1:00   Recess

1:00-1:50   Related Arts

1:50-2:25   Reading Workshop

2:25-2:30   Pack up/ Dismissal

Classroom Expectations

In our classroom we have FIVE simple rules that students should follow for a successful school year. 

1.  Follow directions quickly

2.  Raise your hand for permission to speak

3.  Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat

4.  Make smart choices

5.  Keep your dear teacher happy

*Check back during the first week of school for our classroom rules and procedures PPT!

Homework Folder Guide

Parts of the Homework Folder:

Leave at home pocket: This pocket will contain items that can stay at home.  Some of these items include: graded papers, projects, flyers, etc.


Return to school pocket: This pocket is located BEHIND the student planner.  Please be sure to check that pocket on a regular basis, especially during the first few weeks of school.  Examples of items that can be found in this pocket include: Back to School paperwork, Permission Slips, Work that needs to be signed and returned, etc. 



Scholastic Reading Club

Class Dojo