Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Pajama Day on Friday

It's pajama day on Friday.  Come dressed in your pajamas and enjoy a special movie.  We will even have a yummy treat! Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 2, 2019

New Specials for Trimester 2

We will now have Art on Friday for Trimester Two.  Here is the updated special schedule for trimester two.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Conference Sign up

A conference sign up sheet was emailed.  Please let me know if you never received an email notification.  Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

No School Tuesday, November 5th

Just a friendly reminder that there is no school Tuesday, November 5th due to Election Day.  Happy voting!

November Realistic Fiction 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.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Week of October 28th

Just a friendly reminder that the optional book reports are due Thursday, October 31st.

We will be having a practice lock down drill this week and will be discussing safety.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Week of October 21st

Thursday is Sports Spirit Day.  Don't forget to wear the attire of your favorite team.

Saturday is our Boo Fest from 1-4.  I can't wait to see you there! 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Events for the week of October 15th

Fire Prevention Program is happening this Thursday.  Students will learn all about fire safety.  This program is led by our fabulous Beverly firefighters.

There is a PTO meeting this Thursday at 7 pm in the library if you would like to join.  I know they would love to have you.

Friday is Sports Team Spirit Day so dress in your favorite sports team apparel.

Have an amazing week and show some courage!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Optional October Mystery Book Report

Here is a copy you can click on and print in case you lose your directions or change your mind and decide to do the book report.  Best of luck on your first 3rd grade book report!!!
Book Report Directions
Also, be sure to check out the Student Links page for more mystery book recommendations!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Week of September 30th

Book Fair:
Join us for the Scholastic Book Fair taking place in the main lobby on Tuesday and Wednesday after school from 2-3:30pm.

There will also be shopping hours during curriculum night on Thursday from 5:30-7:30pm.

I am looking forward to seeing all of your at our Curriculum Night this Thursday, October 3rd.  Here is some important information about Curriculum Night:

Grades 2, 3 & 4
6:35-6:50pm  General Mtg in the cafeteria (Important information on New House System and Performance Schedule)
6:55-7:25pm   Classroom Mtgs.
*****We left 10 mins. between sessions in order to clear the parking lot and surrounding area.  We ask that everyone adhere to the schedule in order to help all of the parents/guardians have a stress free evening!*******

Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Week of September 23rd

Here are some important dates for this week to remember:
Wednesday: Picture Day- If you need a new envelope please contact Mrs. Brean in the office.
Friday: Back to School Picnic 5:30-7:00pm  I can't wait to see you all there!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Upcoming Events

This week we have:

Thursday - Rock Your School Day (dress like a rockstar and bring $1 to donate to Diabetes)
Friday - PJs for Pediatric Cancer Research (bring a $1 and wear your PJs to school)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Introducing Miss Keenan

Our class is lucky to have Miss Keenan joining us from Gordon College.  She is our student teacher who is currently working with us on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Her time spent in our classroom will increase after January.  You children have begun working at centers with her already and are enjoying having her in our classroom.  We are thrilled Miss Keenan will be spending the year with us!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

A Message from Mr. Anderson our STEAM teacher

Dear North Beverly Families,
I hope you all had a wonderful summer and that the start of the school year has been smooth for your families. I have asked the classroom teachers to include this message in their communications with you because I just wanted to make you aware aware that from time to time the students will participate in STEAM projects that have the potential to get a little messy. With that in mind you may want to consider clothing for your children that would be suited for these types of hands on projects.

Thank you.
Kurt Anderson
STEAM Instructor

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Upcoming September Events

Here are some upcoming September events:

First PTO Meeting--Thursday, September 19th 7:00 PM in the library
Picture Day----Wednesday, September 25th in school (More information will be coming in backpack mail)
Back to School Picnic--- Friday, September 27th 5:30pm near the play structure out back

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Welcome Back to School

Welcome back to school!  

  I'm extremely excited to start our 2019-2020 school year together. 

  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-               Art                          Mrs. Ayer
Tuesday-              STEAM                  Mr. Anderson
Wednesday-        Music                     Mrs. Muranaka
Thursday-            Gym                       Mr. Jones
Friday-                 Gym                       Mr. Jones


Mrs. Stantial

Monday, May 20, 2019

Thank you

Thank you very much for the wonderful notes that you all wrote for Teacher Appreciation Day.  I love how beautiful my classroom door looks too and I was thrilled to see it when I walked in this morning. Also, thank you for the gift card to Starbucks.  I can wait to get myself a special treat!  Thank you!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Thank you

Thank you very much again for donating snacks for our MCAS testing.  The students worked so hard! Thank you for always supporting us!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May Book Report

The packets for the May book report went home today.  Students may choose any genre and may choose any project.  Have fun and happy reading!  Be creative and I can't wait to see your projects!

Monday, April 8, 2019

A Big Thank You

Thank you for donating snacks and drinks! I appreciate your support in helping the students have a great first MCAS experience.  The students were thrilled to see all the delicious snacks!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Empty 2 Liter Soda Bottles

Please help Mr. Anderson! He is looking for empty 2 Liter soda bottles for a project.  If you have any, please bring them in.  Thanks!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Pizza Boxes

Hello families,
  We are collecting pizza boxes for a fabulous reading project.  If you have any pizza boxes, please feel free to send them in with your child.  We will need 21 pizza boxes. Thank you for your support.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Science Fair

The 11th Annual North Beverly Science Fair will be held on Thursday, April 4th.  Please look for the notice in your child's backpack.  I can't wait to see you science fair projects.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Left Side of the cereal box

Left Side of the Cereal Box

Click on this link to print out the template for the left side of the cereal box.
Left Side of the Cereal Box

Directions for the Historical Fiction Book Report

Historical Fiction Cereal Box Book Report

Click the link below to print another copy of the directions.  Please note that the due date on the directions is incorrect and that the real due date is March 29, 2019.

Cereal Box Book Report Directions

March Historical Fiction Book Report

The directions were sent home for our March Historical Fiction Book Report.   Here are some recommended books:

•American Girl (series)

•Clara and the Book wagon (Levinson)

•Dear America (series)

•I Can Read (series)

•I'm Sorry Almira Ann (Kurtz)

•Little House (series by Wilder)

•Little House (series, adaptations into easy chapter books)

•Magic Tree House books.

•My Name is America (series)

•Next Spring an Oriole (and other books by Whelan)

•Our Canadian Girl series

•Scholastic Step up Classics (series)

•The Courage of Sarah Noble (Dalgleish)

•The Golly Sister (Byars)

For more suggestions go to the links page.

Have fun and happy reading!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Valentine's Day

We will be exchanging Valentines on Thursday, February 14th.   Just a friendly reminder,  please do not send food in on this day. We will celebrate with our delicious  Ice Cream Social on Friday to close the Reading Festival. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Valentine's Day List

We will exchange valentines on February 14th.  Please bring a valentine for each student in our class. We have 21 students now.  Happy Valentine's Day!


Box Tops

Please help our classroom and collect as many box tops as you can! Send them in with your child.  Thank you for your support.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Art Show

There has been a change in the date for the Art Show.  The new date is Thursday, January 24th at 6 pm at City Hall.  We can't wait to see you there.  We are so proud of our amazing artists!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A Big Thank You

A big thank you to Sarah Phillips and Scott Smith for volunteering to be master chefs for the amazing Discovery Diner with Mr. Anderson.  Thank you Sarah and Scott for helping with the lesson and for spending time with us.  We hope that you had fun too!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Fantasy January 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!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Miss Smith is back

Miss Smith our student teacher is back! We are thrilled she will be joining us everyday until mid March.  She has missed the students and can't wait to to teach the kids again.