Friday, December 21, 2018

Thank you

Dear terrific and smart students,

     Thank you very much for my classroom gifts. I love my new hand held vacuum! I think it is wonderful so many of you have offered to use it and clean our classroom. We desperately needed a new vacuum since our other one would not hold a charge anymore. We are going to have the cleanest classroom in the school and Mr. Chapman will love seeing our clean floor. It was a great memory opening the vacuum since you all thought it was so funny that I got extremely excited about a new vacuum. 
     Also, thank you for the generous gift certificate to the Gap. I love shopping at the Gap and I can't wait to go buy myself something new. Thank you for being so sweet and thoughtful. Happy Holidays! I will miss you very much over the break.  Happy New Year!

Mrs. Stantial

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Recorder Reminder

Please remember to bring your recorder to school on 12/17, 12/18 and 12/19.  Thank you!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018


We will be practicing for our Holiday concert this Wednesday and Thursday.  Please bring your recorder on 12/12 and 12/13.  Don't forget!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Thank You

It was wonderful meeting with all of you for conferences.  Your children are amazing and thank you for all your support.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Starting this Monday 11/19

Starting this Monday our specialist schedule has changed.  We have Gym on Mondays and Tuesdays now.  Don't forget your sneakers every week on Monday and Tuesday.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Conference Schedule

Conference sign up forms were emailed out today through Sign Up Genius.    Please look for the email.  If you didn't receive an email for some reason, please let me know at   Thanks so much and I look forward to meeting with you.

Below is the Sing Up Genius link if you need it as well.

Friday, November 2, 2018

November Realistic Book Report

The November Book Report packets went home.  Please see below for the directions.  Happy reading!
Click here to see book report directions.
There is a realistic fiction book list on the student links page if you need some suggestions.

Library on Monday, November 5th

We have library on November 5th so don't forget you books to return!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Plymouth Plantation Visitor

A visitor from Plymouth Plantation will be presenting to us today.  Please ask your child what they learned!

Monday, October 15, 2018

This Week

This week we have three things happening:

Tuesday - We are having an Emergency Safety Drill.
Thursday - There is a Songspun Enrichment Program that we are looking forward to seeing. 
Friday - We have Bus Evacuation and will practice our procedures for riding a bus. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Upcoming Events This Week in Third Grade

Thursday we have Green City Growers and the students will be working in our gardens.  Also, Thursday is wear something green day for third grade to color the school.  Friday the students will participate in a Fire Safety Program.  It is going to be a wonderful week!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Great Math Resource

If you are looking for a great resource for math, click on the link below.  You can find homework and other helpful videos here.  Have fun and thanks for your support!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


Just a reminder that students need their recorder and folders every Thursday for music with Mrs. Stewart. Thanks for your help.

Monday, October 1, 2018

October Book Report

Remember you don't have to pick a book from the suggested list, however the book must be a mystery book.  If you are unsure of the genre of the book, please send in the book for me to check! Thanks and happy reading!

October Book Report

Skeleton Book Report

Here is a copy of the October book report.  Best of luck on your first book report!!!

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

Thursday, September 27, 2018


Thank you very much attending Curriculum Night.  I look forward to working with all of you and to a successful year.  Thanks for your support.

Recorders every Thursday

The students are required to bring their recorders and folder each Thursday to music.  Please help them remember! Thank you for your support!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Upcoming events this week

Wednesday is Picture Day! Please send the form in with your child.
Thursday is Curriculum Night from 6:30-7:00 and I look forward to seeing you there.

We will have a Book fair in the lobby after school on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The Book Fair will also be in the evening on Thursday.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

After school YMCA Clubs

 YMCA after school club registration has begun. If you would like your child to participate, please sign up at the link posted below.  Thanks. 

Running Club Grades 2-4  Thursdays
Gym Games Grades 2-4 Mondays
Art Club Grades K-2  Thursdays

Registration is at the YMCA Sterling Center or on line at

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Our student teacher

This year we have a student teacher from Gordon College named Miss Smith. She will be completing her student teaching experience in our classroom and the children have enjoyed working with her already.  We are excited that she will be with us until the middle of March.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Popsicle Surprise

The students enjoyed a popsicle surprise the first week of school.  They were very happy!

Welcome back to school

Welcome back to school! We are off to a great start even with the heat.  I'm extremely excited to start our school year together.  I want to thank all of you who donated Clorox wipes and tissues to our classroom.  

  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! 

Here is our specialist schedule:
Monday-              Music                          Mrs. Stewart
Tuesday-              Physical Education     Mr. Jones
Wednesday-         STEAM                      Mr. Anderson
Thursday-            Music                          Mrs. Stewart
Friday-                Art                               Mrs. Ayer

Mrs. Stantial

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Thank You

I would like to thank you for making Teacher Appreciation Day so special.  I love my decorated classroom door and the letters the children wrote were beautiful.  Also thank you for the generous gift certificate.   You truly made my day and I am so lucky to be teaching your children!

Friday, May 4, 2018

May Book Report

The May book report packets were sent home.  This month you get to pick any genre and any project.  Have fun and be creative!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Thank you

Thank you for bringing in MCAS snacks and drinks.  The students loved the snacks and it helped them power through their test.  Thanks for all of your support!

Sunday, April 22, 2018


Our ELA MCAS is Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27.  I would like to thank the volunteers who offered to donate snacks to our class.  Thanks for your support.  We are ready to rock the test!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

April Movie Book Report Directions


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: 4/30/18 (Poster)
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
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.

Fable Recommendations
Tall Tale Recommendations
Myth Recommendations

Friday, March 2, 2018

March Historical Fiction Book Report

March Historical Fiction Book Report

The March Historical Fiction book report directions went home this week.  The book report is due March 29th.  Have fun and happy reading!  Below is a list of Historical Fiction Book Recommendations.

 Historical Fiction Recommendations

Monday, February 5, 2018

February Biography Book report

February Biography Book Report

This month students are asked to select a biography to read.

Project Timeline:
Book selected by 2/6
Book read by 2/23
Bag started by 2/24
Bag complete by 2/28

Follow the book report directions page that was sent home to complete the bag.  Happy reading and I look forward to hearing your book report presentations. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Valentine's Day

 Students received a Valentine's Day list with all the names of the students in our class. On Valentine's Day we will exchange valentines.  Here is a list below of the students in our classroom. Please have a valentine for each student.  Thank you and Happy Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day List

Noah Wilkerson
Noah Withee

18 students

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Reading Celebration Reminder

Don't forget to return your reading chart every Thursday signed by your adult.  Happy Reading!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


The Reading Celebration has started! Our goal is to have the students read five hours a week. Of course they can always read more.  Please record your child's reading and return the chart to school on Thursday.  Happy Reading!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

January Fantasy Book Report

The optional January book report directions were sent home today.

Below is the suggested timeline:

Please choose a book by January 11th
Read the book by January 22nd
Sandwich started by January 25th
Sandwich handed in on January 31st.

Happy Reading!