Thursday, December 22, 2016

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! I hope all of you have a wonderful vacation and enjoy time with your family.   I am extremely lucky to have such an amazing group of students in my classroom.  I will miss you very much.  Read a great book over vacation!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

These are kind kids

You all look adorable in your pajamas and you did a great job raising money for Toys for Tots.  Way to show how kind and compassionate you are.  I am so proud of you!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Thursday PJ Day

This Thursday, December 8th is a half day of school.  Students may wear their pajamas if they would like.  On Friday there is no school and that is a great time to do some extra reading or Ten Marks! I am so proud of how hard everyone has been working in class.  Keep up the fantastic work!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

December Snowflake Nonfiction Book Report

Snowflake Book Report
North Beverly School – Grade 3

This month, students are asked to choose a book from the non-fiction genre (no biographies or autobiographies). After reading the book, students will choose SIX interesting facts they learned and write them on the snowflake poster.

Recommended schedule:
  • book chosen by December 5th
  • book read by December 12th
  • begin snowflake poster by December 15th
  • poster passed in for grading on December 22nd


Center of snowflake: your name, book title, author, and genre.
Branch 1: interesting fact
Branch 2: interesting fact
Branch 3: interesting fact
Branch 4: interesting fact
Branch 5: interesting fact
Branch 6: interesting fact
Be sure to decorate and color your snowflake.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pilgrim Children

Look at these wonderful Pilgrim children.  Nice job Henry and Caroline dressing up as Pilgrim kids.  Way to volunteer and be great helpers.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Pilgrim visitor

This week on Tuesday we have a Pilgrim visitor coming to teach us about the First Thanksgiving and their life in the new world.  Please ask your child about the visit and what they learned.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

What a Wonderful Helper

Look at Jonah volunteer to help our farmer friend.  Way to go Jonah! We are extremely impressed with your gardening skills and how helpful you are.  Keep up the fantastic work!

It's Harvest Time

Great job harvesting in the garden boys and girls.  You picked wonderful vegetables for our cafeteria and learned how to prepare the garden for the colder season.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Conference sign up forms

Conference sign up forms went home today.  Please look for the notice in your child's homework folder and send them back in by Friday, November 18th.  Thanks so much!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

A Job Well Done

The students who completed the optional October mystery book report did an outstanding job on their reports and their presentations.  Please feel free to come look at their spectacular work hanging in the hallway.  Great job boys and girls! Keep up the super work and I am looking forward to your November book reports.  Happy reading!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

North Beverly Family Math and Science Night

Please come to Math and Science Night on November 17th from 6:00-7:30.  You will participate in hands-on activities that will be exciting! Come join the fun!  Please return your Forensics sign up paper that was sent home to Mrs. Stantial.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pizza Book Report

Here is a sample of what the pizza book report could look like.  Have fun reading and enjoy a pizza with your family too.  Don't forget to save the pizza box!

November Optional Realistic Pizza Book Report

 Realistic Fiction Pizza Book Report
  • This month you need to select a book within the realistic fiction genre.  (Suggestions are attached to this sheet.)  Your book should be at least 75 pages long.
  • If you choose a book that’s not on the attached list it must be approved by your teacher by Friday, November 8th.
Suggested Timeline:
_____           Book selected by Friday, November 8th.
_____           Book read by Monday, November 18th.
_____           Pizza started by Friday, November 22nd.
_____           Pizza handed in on Wednesday, November 27th.
Realistic Fiction Pizza Book Report
This book project is to read a realistic fiction book and create a pizza that accurately reflects all aspects of your book and provides evidence from your book for each story element.
  1. After you have read your book, start your pizza with a round piece of paper, at least 12” in diameter, for the crust.
  2. Divide the crust into the eight slices and label each slice according to the directions below.
  3. Fill in each slice with both words and pictures.  You may draw, paint, or color your own illustrations OR you may use clip art or photos to decorate your pizza.
  4. The most important rule is to…BE CREATIVE!  You can make your pizza 3-dimensional using construction paper or other materials.  Think of other ways to make your project uniquely your own and to entice other students to “take a bite” out of your book.
  5. Be neat and organized.  Need I say more?
  6. Include DETAILS!  Quality details in your words, quotes, and art work determine the difference between the grade of a 3 and a 4.
  7. Have fun!
  8. Be ready to share your pizza with the class on the day that it is due.
Pizza Slice Directions
Be sure to include…
Slice #1
The book title (capitalized and underlined)
The author
Your name (BIG)
A picture
Slice #2
Describe the time and place in detail.
Example:  This story took place in ______________. It all happened during ____________. ADD A COUPLE MORE DETAILS!
Slice #3
1 Main Characters, 3 character traits to describe them, and a picture of them
Example: Winnie, the young heroine of the story, is a curious, adventurous, and independent girl who is tired of being told what to do by her mother and grandmother.
Slice #4
Conflict (The problem)
Example: The conflict arises when the Tuck family drinks from a spring which makes them immortal, unable to grow old or die.  When Winnie, a young girl, finds out their secret, they decide to kidnap her in order to keep their secret safe!
Slice #5
Connection (Make two connections between this story and: another story you’ve read, an event in your life, or something happening in the world.)
Example:  This story reminds me of the book ______ because ___________.
Slice #6
Questions  (List three questions you have after reading the book.)
Ask the author, ask a character, or ask about something you’re wondering.
Slice #7
Resolution (This is how the conflict is solved.)
Example: The Tucks problem of being immortal is resolved when __________.  Winnie is brought back to her house when _________.
Slice #8
A detailed, colored drawing of your favorite part of the text, along with a caption of what you drew.

Picture Re-take

Just a reminder that this Friday is Picture Re-take day.  Smile and say cheese!
The students are loving their Halloween math lesson! Nice work boys and girls.  Way to multiply and divide using candy corn.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Miss Wood

Miss Wood our student teacher's last day is Monday, October 24th.  However, she will return the first week of January and stay until March.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Thank You

Our class wants to thank all of the library volunteers for making library such a wonderful experience. Thanks for spending some time with us.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Fun in the Garden

Charlotte, Sveta and Nina love learning about the different vegetables that grow in our garden at the North Beverly School.  They even enjoy tasting them! Yummy!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Recorders for music

Please have your child bring their recorder and folder on Tuesdays for music class.  They will be practicing their recorder and playing their songs.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Optional October Book Report

The optional October book report packets went home today.  The genre is mystery.

 If your child is interested in completing the book report, the book should be picked by October 8th.
The book should be read by October 22nd.
The skeleton project should be started by October 25th
The skeleton is due on October 31st.

 Have  fun and happy reading!

Ten Marks

Today the students received their Ten Marks usernames and passwords.  They can go on Ten Marks at home to practice their math.  Have fun!

Monday, October 3, 2016

ST Math

Today the students learned a wonderful math game to play in school as well as at home.  It is called ST Math and this is the  This is a game designed to boost math comprehension through visual learning.  Have fun playing and help JiJi pass obstacles by solving math puzzles.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Green City Growers

Ricky and Joshua are loving our Green City Growers Program.  They enjoyed tasting sorrel right from the garden.  Way to go boys!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night is scheduled for this Thursday, September 15th.  There is an informational meeting in the cafeteria for grades 3-5 from 6:30-7:00 and my classroom presentation will be from 7:00-7:30.  You will learn about the academic programs your child will be learning from in third grade.  I look forward to seeing you at Curriculum Night!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Welcome Back to School

Hello fabulous students!
Welcome back to school!  I'm am extremely excited to start our school year together and we are off to a great start.  This website is a fantastic resource for you.  If you ever forget your agenda book, you can check what you homework is.  You can click on the Homework page to see your assignments.  There are also some wonderful links on the Student Links page where you can practice your math facts. I am looking forward to an amazing year together! 

Mrs. Stantial

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Thank You

Thank you very much for all the snacks that were brought in for the students for the PARCC testing dates.  I truly appreciate your support.

Also, thank you for the lovely teacher appreciation gift.  The plant is beautiful and I can't wait to go get a pedicure at Nails and Company.  Thanks for remembering me and for being so thoughtful.

Friday, April 1, 2016

April book report

Today the students received their April book report directions.  The book genre is Tall Tale/Fable/Myth.   Students are allowed to pick a picture book for this project.  The book report is due April 29th.  Have fun and happy reading!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thank you very much

Thank you very much for the beautiful basket for Baby Stantial and Abby.  That was extremely sweet, thoughtful and generous of all of you.  Baby Stantial is going to love his/her new blankets and I will be wrapping the new baby up in them.  He/she will love the adorable little snuggly toys and I will be buying him/her more diapers with the Babies R Us gift certificate.

Abby is going to have a blast with her new butterfly net and also the chalk.  Thanks again for being so kind.  We are excited to meet Baby Stantial!

Monday, February 29, 2016

March Historical Fiction Book Report

The March Historical Fiction Book Report packet was sent home today.  This book report is due March 31st.  Have fun and use this link below to find a list of recommended books.  If your book is not on the list then please have it approved by me.

 Historical Fiction Recommendations

Friday, February 12, 2016

Varsity Basketball Girls join us as guest readers

The Beverly High School Varsity Girls Basketball players came to read to us this week.  We had a great time and met some new friends!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who has made donations of tissues, Clorox wipes, and saltines.  We appreciate your support and generosity.  Thanks again!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Paper Bag Biography Book Report

Today the directions went home for the Biography Book Report

Project Timeline:
-Book selected by February 7th
-Book read by February 24th
-Bag project started by February 25th
-Bag completed by February 29th

Have fun and happy reading!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

No library on Monday, January 25th

There will be no library on Monday, January 25th due to the Book Fair.  Students may return books only.  Thanks volunteers for always being there to help the kids!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Welcome Back Miss Baker

Miss Baker our student teacher from Gordon College is back! She will be with us until March 22nd.  Your children will be working with her and we are excited to have her rejoin our classroom.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Fantasy Sandwich Book Report

The Fantasy Sandwich Book Report directions were sent home today.  Here is the suggested timeline to follow:

Book selected by January 11th
Book read by January 22nd
Sandwich started by January 25th
Sandwich handed in on January 29th

Happy reading!