Thursday, December 7, 2017

Holiday Concert Dates

 The students have been practicing for their upcoming concert.  The concert dates are Wednesday, December  20th at 9:00 am for the school (but parents are always welcome too) and Thursday December  21st  at 9:00 am  for parents.  We look forward to seeing you there.  

Friday, December 1, 2017

December Nonfiction Book Report

The optional December Nonfiction Book Report directions were sent home today. I have posted them below as well.   Happy reading and I look forward to hearing your presentations.

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 21st


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.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

A great resource to help with math homework

A great resource to help your child with math homework is  There is a section under each lesson titled Homework Solutions and there are also videos posted of the lesson.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Green City Growers

The students were learning about how to harvest plants with our farmer.  Nice work boys and girls!

Halloween Math Fun

The students enjoyed a fun Halloween math activity by using candy corn to multiply and divide!

Conference sign up via email

The conference sign up form was sent out this morning via email.  Please let me know if you did not receive it.  Thanks and I look forward to meeting with you.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

November Book Report

The November book report directions were sent home this week.  Here is a sample of what it could look like.  Have fun and happy reading!

Picture Retake

Just a friendly reminder picture retake is tomorrow Friday, November 3rd.  SMILE!

Reminder about recorders

Just a reminder that students should bring their recorder and music folder to school every Tuesday.  Thanks for your help making sure that they have their recorders.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Optional October Skeleton Book Report

Book report directions went home today for those students who chose to complete the book report.  Here is a copy you can click on and print in case you lost your's.  Have fun reading our mystery books!

Book Report Directions
Also, be sure to check out the Student Links page for more mystery book recommendations!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Green City Growers

The students were learning about the vegetables in our garden and even got the chance to taste some! Yummy!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Library volunteers needed

Our class is looking for library volunteers on Mondays from 8:00-8:30 to help the students check in and out books.  If you are available please email Kristina Tully at  Thanks!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Green City Growers

On Friday, September 15th the students will be having Green City Growers.  They will be learning about planting and harvesting crops.  Please ask your child what they did and what they learned.

Friday, September 8, 2017

A big thank you

Thank you to everyone who donated Clorox wipes and tissues.  We appreciate your donations to our classroom!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Our student teacher Mrs. Lacson

Your children may have come home telling you about Mrs. Lacson our student teacher.  Mrs. Lacson will be joining our classroom until the end of October and then will return again in January.  We are thrilled she is a part of our class and the children already enjoy working with her.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night has been changed to Monday, September, 25th from 6:00-6:40 for grades K-3.  Grades 4-5 will learn about the middle school transition from 6:45-7:15 in the cafeteria.  Grades 4-5 will visit classrooms from 7:20-8:00.

I look forward to seeing you at Curriculum Night!

Back to School Picnic

Our back to school picnic is Friday, September 8th from 6-8 pm a the North Beverly School.   Bring your picnic food and come have some fun!

First week of school was a success!

What a wonderful group of third graders! We had a great week! Have a lovely long weekend and I will see you Tuesday! Keep up the magnificent work!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Welcome back to school

Welcome back to school! I am extremely excited for this school year and I am looking forward to a wonderful time learning together.  Check the homework tab because that is where I will post the homework daily.  Please sign your child's agenda book each day and make sure they return it to school.  Thanks and I can't wait to have a fantastic school year!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Last week of school

Happy last week of school!  This year has flown by and I have enjoyed every minute teaching these students.

Upcoming news:

This Wednesday will be game day.  Students may bring in a board game and will have a chance to play games with their peers.
Thursday we have our extra gym class for being the healthy snack winners of the school.
Friday we will watch the top 3 acts from the Lip Sync! 

Happy almost summer!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Healthy Snack Winners

Congratulations! Our class is the winner of the healthy snack contest that was held each Tuesday.  You earned an extra gym class with Mr. Jones.  Way to go! Keep up the healthy eating.  I loved seeing you eat all those yummy fruit and vegetables!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

This week

Don't forget to return all your library books this week.  Please bring them in and
 I will have the students drop them in the library return slot.

Healthy snacks on Tuesday.  Let's see some fruit and vegetables!

Return your fitness minute chart Thursday.   I am looking forward to giving out
more fitness bracelets.

 LUAU Friday.  Wear your LUAU/Hawaiian attire and if you can bring in $1
to donate to the Northeast Animal Shelter.

Let's have a great week!

Spectacular May Book Reports

Great job on the May free pick book reports.  Way to go Henry, Nina and Emma! I am so proud of all of you! Keep up the great reading!

Friday, May 26, 2017

A big thank you

Thank you for coming to Open House last night.  Every student came and I know they were extremely excited to show you how hard they have been working in third grade.  Thanks for making the night so special for the students!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Busy week in Mrs. Stantial's class

This week is a busy week in Mrs. Stantial's class.  Here is what we have going on:

Tuesday-Historic Bus Tour of Beverly field trip leaving at 9:00 am
Wednesday-Memorial Day concert for the school at 9:00 am
Thursday-Memorial Day concert for the public at 9:00 am
Spring Open House night for families- 6:45-7:30 pm
Friday- noon dismissal

Have a great week!

Monday, May 15, 2017

MCAS May 15th and May 16th

Math MCAS is tomorrow May 15th and May 16th.  Again I would like to thank the volunteers who donated snacks to our class.  Thanks for your support.  We are ready to rock the test!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Thank you

Thank you very much for remembering me on Teacher Appreciation Day.  I was so surprised to see my door decorated.  Also, thank you for the lovely gift.  Those pants are so fun and colorful!  That was extremely kind and thoughtful of you to remember me. Thanks again for all of your support and for making this year such a successful one.

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Book Report

The May book report directions went home today.  It is free pick so students may chose any genre that they would like.  Happy reading!

Field Trip

Our Historic Bus Tour of Beverly will be happening on Tuesday, May 23rd.  The students received their permission slips today and the field trip is no cost thanks to our wonderful PTO.  Return the permission slip when you get a chance.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Memorial Day Concert

Memorial Day Concert- Save the Date

This year grades 1 and 3 will be presenting our annual Memorial Day Program on the following dates:

       Wed. May 24th at 9am: for the students/school

       Thurs. May 25th at 9am: for parents and guests

Thank you

Thank you to all the parents who donated snacks to the class for our MCAS tests.  The kids loved their power snacks.  Thanks for all your support!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thankful Thursday

We are so thankful for all of you! Thanks for being a wonderful and fabulous class!

March Historical Fiction Book Report Stars

Look at these shining stars who completed the March Historical Fiction Book Report!  Way to go kids! We loved your presentations!  Keep up the fabulous reading!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April Movie Poster Book Report

For this book report you will be required to create a movie poster based on the theme of the book you have read. You will be graded on your creativity, attention to detail, as well as the information that you provide. The poster will be presented in class and explained. It should look like a movie poster that you see in the theatres—informative and interesting to the viewer. DUE DATES: ____________ (Poster) ___________(Presentation) 
Project Requirements: 
Book is chosen– genre is ―funny fiction,‖ min 120 pages. Approved by _________ 
Must be created on a large poster board (min 11x16) 
Title of novel must be in large writing and should stand out on your movie poster. Must say ―Based on the book by (list the author’s name)‖ 
Your name will appear on the poster as the director. 
A major illustration should be the focus of your poster. It must contain original art to represent the theme of your novel. (Do not copy the book cover or any existing material.) 
Two quotes from the critics about the book—can be actual quotes from actual critics (works cited on the back of poster).—check Barnes & Noble at ( 
List THREE famous movie stars and ―cast‖ them in the main character roles for your ―movie‖. The ―stars‖ of your ―movie‖ should be named and pictured on your poster (you may print or cut out pictures of these actors). 
The movie poster must have a catchy line that interests the audience and describes the basic plot/theme of the movie. (For example: Shrek used ―The greatest fairy tale never told‖ and Charlotte’s Web used ―Help is coming from above‖) 
You must fill out the Book Report Sheet and turn it in with your poster. 

WARNING: If you choose a book that has already been made into a film, DO NOT use anything from the film in your report! All ideas and work must be your own. 

Have fun and happy reading!

Monday, March 27, 2017

MCAS strategies

Our MCAS testing dates are coming up at the end of the month in April.  We have been practicing many strategies to help us while reading.  Please have your child utilize these strategies when completing their reading MCAS homework at night.    

1.  Read the questions first so you have an idea of what you may be asked.  This gives students a better focus when reading.

2.  Read the passage twice or more.  

3.  Use the process of elimination by crossing our incorrect answers or "Slash the trash".

4.  Find the answers directly in the passage if possible, and re-read to make sure you are selecting the best possible answer.

5.  Underlining the answers or part of the paragraph that best helps you solve the question.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Miss Wood's Last Day

Miss Wood's last day was today and we have enjoyed having her join our classroom.  Best of luck in Lawrence Miss Wood! We will miss you!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Look at these wonderful biography book reports

Outstanding book reports boys and girls.  Your peers loved learning about each person that you picked for your report.  Phenomenal work students! Keep up the excellent work!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

We love Change is Simple

The students learn about different ecosystems.  They did a wonderful job solving problems that involve math too. Way to go third graders!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Historical Fiction Book Report

The March Historical Fiction book report directions went home today.  The book report is due March 31st.  Have fun and happy reading!  Below is a list of Historical Fiction Book Recommendations.

 Historical Fiction Recommendations

MCAS dates

We have our MCAS testing dates.  Our ELA dates are April 25th, 26th and 27th.  Our Math MCAS dates are May 16th and 17th.  Please let me know if you have an questions.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine's Day Exchange

We will have a Valentine's Day exchange tomorrow.  Don't worry if you didn't address all of the valentines.  I will give the kids time in school to make valentines or address them to their peers  The Valentine's Day class list with names was supposed to go home last week but the snow days changed that.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Here is a class list:

Matt R.
Matt N.

23 students

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Collect Box Tops

Let's help raise money for our school by collecting Box Tops.  Please send in your Box Tops and the class with the most amount of Box Tops wins a pizza party! Start collecting!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Fabulous December Book Reports

Great job boys and girls on your December book reports.  We loved listening to you share! Way to go! We are excited to hear all the January book reports next.

Friday, February 3, 2017

A Big Thank You

Thank you very much to everyone that has donated tissues to our classroom.  We really appreciate your donations.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

February Biography Book Report Directions

Paper Bag Book Report

This month, students are asked to select a biography to read. A biography is an account of someone’s life written by someone else.
Project Timeline:
_____ Book selected by February 7th
_____ Book read by February 24th
_____ Bag project started by February 25th
_____ Bag project completed by February 29th
Paper Bag Directions:
Front of bag: Title, author, genre, and colored illustration of your person.
Bottom of bag: Your name and number.
Side 1: One thoughtful question you would ask this person if you met them.
Side 2: One connection you have with the person.
Back of bag: Two facts about the person and two opinions about the person.
Inside the bag: Three objects that represent things about the person or things that were important to them.

CHAPTER BOOK IDEAS: Search the biography section of the library for an appropriate and interesting person.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

More tissues please

The germ season is here and many students have colds.  Please send in boxes of tissues if you would like to donate to the classroom.  We are going through a box or two of tissues daily.  Thank you for your help and support.  We are trying to keep everyone healthy in our classroom.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Join the Science Fair

Notices are being sent home today regarding the Science Fair.  The Science Fair is on Wednesday, March 1st.  Please join in the fun and create a Science Fair project!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge is on February 5th.  Here is the website below if you are interested.

Reading Festival Begins Today!

Good Morning!
The reading festival kicks off today!  This year is a little bit different than in the past.  In an effort to try to simplify things, we are not sending home a minute chart.  I have spoken with the students and told them to keep track of their minutes at home.  When they add up to an hour they should record it in their agenda book.  Once they have 5 hours they should check in with Miss Wood or myself for a sticker.  Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you & happy reading!!! READ, READ, READ!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

No Library next week

There will be no library next week on Monday, January 23rd due to the book fair.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

What a fun day in 2016

The Polar Express pajama day with treats was a fabulous day.  You all look great!

Look at these super readers

Look at these fantastic students who completed the November book report.  Nicely done kids! Way to show your outstanding pizza book reports.  Keep up the terrific work!

Welcome Back Miss Wood

Our student teacher Miss Wood is back and we are excited she is rejoining our classroom.  She will be with us each day until the middle of March.   The children are thrilled she is here!

January Book Report

January Book Report

Fantasy Sandwich Book Report

• This month you need to select a book within the fantasy genre. Your book should be at least 75 pages long.

• If you choose a book that’s not on the suggested list it must be approved by your teacher by Friday, January 11th. See a link of suggested fantasy books on the Student Links page.

Suggested Timeline:

_____ Book selected by January 11th.

_____ Book read by January 22nd.

_____ Sandwich started by January 25th.

_____ Sandwich handed in on January 31st.

Have fun and happy reading!