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.