Monday, November 26, 2012

A Trail of Two Cities by Alexa A.

Last weekend I ran the Trail of Two Cities run from Ocean City to Somers Point. It was a 5K race. By the way, a 5K is 3.1 miles. It was tough to get up at 5am and tough to run over those really big bridges. I was so happy when I got to the bottom of the second bridge, turned the corner and saw the finish line up ahead. Then I started sprinting!! I passed 2 kids(my age) and three adults! When they announced the winners in the under 9 age group, I was so excited to hear my name called for first place! I got a really cool medal, and can’t wait to do it again next year!  This is a picture of me with Mr. Rogers, the retired Attales cross country coach. He won a first place medal too, and he yelled, “Go Absecon!” when I won mine. I will never forget that day!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Victory for Obama

Watch President Obama give his victory speech!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day 2012- Results!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Red Ribbon Week

As a part of Red Ribbon Week, the school is holding a door decorating contest, which the Stantons were all too happy to participate in!  The theme is Drug Resistance, with a special focus on sending a strong message to kids about staying drug free.  We put a spooky Halloween spin on the project... isn't it BOOOOOOO-tiful??

Judging will be soon, and the Stantons are waiting with anticipation to see if our door is a winner...

For more information about Red Ribbon Week, you can visit

Friday, October 12, 2012

Scholastic Book Fair starts Monday :)

We will visit the Book Fair as a class Monday October 15th.  Your child will browse the books and be given an opportunity to write a wish list.  Please check this list over and send payment on Thursday October 18th for the books you decide to purchase.  Another option is to send in a pre-set amount of money and let your child choose the books on Thursday.  Use a sealed envelope with name and classroom teacher on it.

Our Classroom Wish List is available to anyone who wishes to purchase books to be donated to the Stanton classroom library.  This is a super way to help contribute to your child’s class, and we certainly all appreciate new books!  Many of the books on our Class Wish List are a part of the Accelerated Reader program, FIT and RAH.  New books are certain to be well-used and loved.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Big news!!!

Students now have the option of typing their spelling sentences on Wednesday nights. Our usual sentence guidelines would still apply... 7 or more words, variety of starters, great word choice, etc.

Please be sure to use a font size big enough for Ms. Stanton's old eyes. List words should be underlined. highlighted or in a different color. Any questions, just let me know. Have fun!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Get ready...

It's time for your first Social Studies quiz on Thursday Sept. 27th.  Remember to take your book and notebook home to study.  You can also view the Chapter 1 slideshow to review.  Don't panic, though... the quiz will NOT cover Lesson 3 and the geographic regions of the USA.  That comes next week :)

Here is a sneak peek at the quiz.  Click on the picture tomake it BIGGER.  The questions will be in a different order on Thursday.

Monday, September 17, 2012

It's a Vocabulary Week!

Did I remember to mention at Open House that we do spelling every other week? On alternate weeks we will do several nights of ELA homework focusing on another objective such as grammar, usage/mechanics, etc.

This week we are working on a vocabulary unit consisting of ten words. The theme is "School," and the words are listed in your child's planner. 
There will be a handout each night and a quiz on Friday Today we made flashcards for your use at home. The quiz will be matching, fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice or a combination. The objective this week is to become familiar with these 10 words and be able to use them in the proper context.

Click on the word list to make it BIGGER :)

If you have any questions, just let me know.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's Book Club Time!

You can look forward to our first book order of the year this week.  Did you know that with every dollar spent, our class earns Bonus Points that can be used to get lots of free stuff?  Most of our books were acquired using Bonus Points.  The spinning book racks were free too!

September is a great time to order because Scholastic offers a special promotion for back to school.  We can earn THOUSANDS of extra Bonus Points with our orders this month.  Check out this video to hear about just a few of the books in the Lucky catalog this month.

Click HERE to visit Scholastic Books Online where you can browse and purchase books online.  Use our classroom activation code if it's your first time shopping online.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

How do you spell...


Our spelling routine started today.  We took a pretest together, and everyone got a list of about 10 words to study and work with this week.
  • We will have spelling every other week.  On alternate weeks, the homework will focus on another ELA objective such as grammar, mechanics, usage, etc.
  • We will hold our pretests on Mondays.
  • The post test is given on Fridays.
  • Differentiated means custom made!
  • 30 words are pretested- Your child’s list is made up of the first 10 words he/she spelled incorrectly.
  • Our spelling homework schedule rarely changes. 
Monday 3x each
Tuesday ABC & Reverse ABC order
Wednesday spelling sentences
Thursday study for Friday's test

Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy Friday :)

Our first two days were very exciting!  We worked hard on an interview project and learned lots of hints and tips for writers.  We took our first Rocket Math test using Addition Level H.  About half the class passed with ease.  The other students will try Level H again, as many times as they need to, before moving on to Level I and beyond.

What can you do to help at home?  Brush off those old addition flashcards from 2nd grade.  Don't student the whole pile, though!  You should focus on (+0), (+1), (+2) and the doubles (2+2, 3+3, 4+4, etc.)  We will take our Rocket Math speed tests every day except for Mondays.

You can find Rocket Math tests right here on our blog... in the right sidebar.  Print up the test you need and practice at home.  Use a one-minute timer.  Your child's goal remains the same as in school.  Good luck!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Welcome to Third Grade!

I am so excited to meet each one of the members of our new class! There are so many fun things planned for our first few days together. You can look forward to some activities and games that will help us "break the ice" and get to know each other. We will also spend some time together putting together our "Class Code," which will serve as our contract of guidelines and rules for a successful third grade year together. This will be our first BIG project together, which is why Ms. Stanton will be needing lots of good help and great ideas!

There are a couple of things you should know about the first day of school. First of all, it will be DAY 1, which means our special will be Gym with Mr. Scholder... Yay!  Try to remember to wear your running-around-shoes.

Also, there will be some exciting changes in the cafeteria this year. There is a bigger menu with lots of fun and healthy choices each day. Don't worry, though... Friday is still pizza day. Whew!

Click HERE to see the fab new lunch menu for September

Click HERE for a welcome letter from Nutri-Serve

If you have any questions, concerns, or if you just want to say hello to your new teacher, you can email Ms. Stanton at .  I am really looking forward to meeting all of you soon!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

UPDATED---> Launch of the TITANIC!

... the Titanic unit, that is! This is Mrs. Stanton's favorite time of year. Kids are always fascinated as they read and learn about this amazing but tragic event in history. We have already learned so much by reading in class and watching some documentaries. Here are some links for you to do some more investigating.

Remember that your Titanic Poster Project is coming up (due by June 8th.)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Balloon Day 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

What did you do during Spring Break?

By Cian H.
On Tuesday and Wednesday my family went to Inner Harbor in Baltimore.  This is the stuff we did there.  First, we were on our way, but it took two hours to get there.  We went to the hotel.  The hotel was called the Marriott.  It was right next to Camden Yards, home of the Orioles.  After that we walked to Hooters to eat dinner, but on our way we saw a street performer.  He was very good.  When he was juggling with a bowling ball, a torch that was lit, and a knife.  Later we got tom Hooters.  The food was good. 

After that delicious dinner, we went to the baseball game.  The teams that were playing were the Baltimore Orioles versus the N.Y. Yankees.  The score was 5 to 4, and the Yankees won.  Derek Jeter was the first one to bat and hit a homerun. Almost everyone got homeruns in the first inning.  That was the first baseball game I went to, and it was the best.

The next day we had breakfast at McDonald's.  After that, we went to the National Aquarium.  My favorite animal was the seahorse and the shark.  It was cool.  Last we left and when we stopped in Delaware we walked around.  Then we went home.   I hope I get to go back to Baltimore one day!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Springtime Surprise!

Click HERE for a special little bit of Springtime Happiness!

Monday, March 26, 2012

How quick are you?

Top score so far in our class is 4250!  Can you beat it?

CLICK HERE to play Bang on Time!

Monday, March 12, 2012

We made it!

What a BIG day! 

We made it to FIFTY tallies today!  That means it is time to celebrate with a POINTS PARTY!  We tossed around a few interesting ideas in class.  Soon we will hold a class vote to see which option is most popular.  We might even combine a couple of ideas together!

Write a comment below to tell us your fantastic POINTS PARTY IDEA!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Have a Heart!

Jump Rope for Heart
by Ezra R.

Jump Rope for Heart happened Wednesday February 15th.  This is an exciting time of year because we can raise money for people that have heart problems.  In the Jump Rope for Heart there were several fun activities like pull-ups, box jumps, jogging in place, jumping rope for 30 seconds, hula hooping and many more.  There was a certain time that Mr. Scholder said, "Rotate," and the students acted frantically to go to the next station.  Parents and teachers volunteered to help the students and Mr. Scholder do the activities and make the program a success.  Time went so fast that the students were not expecting it to go so briskly.  At the end, Mr. Scholder handed out three stickers and a bookmark to each of us.

Sounds like Jump Rope for Heart was a blast!

How's the Weather?

Dan Skeldon Visits
by Habiba M.
Hi, blog readers!  On Feb. 10th Dan Skeldon, the meteorologist from TV40, was visiting us in the schools library!  He talked about good weather and bad weather.  He showed us a weather map.  He picked two kids to be a tornado and a hurricane.  He also talked about the difference between a hurricane and a tornado.  His favorite kind of weather is snow.  Mrs. Stanton wasn't in school that day.  Dan Skeldon was very funny.  I hope you learned a lot from Dan Skeldon!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Through three cheese trees, three free fleas flew :)

Happy Birthday, Theodor Seuss Geisel!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Better Study!

Plant Test
By Ethan Neal
This Thursday we have our plant vocabulary test from Mr. Ewell. So you have to be ready and prepared. There are 5 words to memorize for the test. Seed coat, seed leaf, germinate, seedling, and life cycle. So those are the words you have to study for the test. Seed leaf means the outside coating of a leaf. Germinate means to begin to grow up. Life cycle is the cycle of a plant or animal. Seed coat is the outside covering of a seed. A seedling is a young plant that grows from a seed. I hope you all get 100% on the test.
Test Taking Tips
by Anderson T.

If you have a test coming up, here are some tips. You should go to bed early and get a good sleep. You should study with your mom or dad or mom-mom or pop-pop. Pay extra attention in class with your teacher because you might just miss something important. Eat a good breakfast the morning of the test. Study over several nights, not just the night before. I hope these tips will help you on your next test!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Special Event

The Wedding
by Danielle F.

Well, today is was super fun.  It was a wedding!  SO now here's the story of a romantic wedding...

First it was dating and then... one of the boys got on one knee and said, "Will you marry me?"  The girl said, "Yes, I will marry you."  So then they had their wedding and it was really fun!  And then me, my mom, my dad, my cousin, my aunt, my uncle, my grandma and my grandpa all went to Renault Winery.  That restaurant has beer, wine and food.  We ate, danced and celebrated.  The wedding was November 19th, and my birthday is on November 20th.  And speaking of birthday, everybody said, "Happy Birthday!" to me, even people I didn't know.  It was so amazing.   The bride's name is Leslie, and the groom's name is Mario.  He is my brother.  They sang Happy Birthday, and they gave me a cupcake from Luscious and Sweet.  It was so good.  It tasted like a candy cane.  And most important. we all danced to music.  I hope I get married some day!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Check it out!

My Own BLOG!
by Cian H.

I have my own blog!  The address is  It has great stuff like games, songs, videps, websites and more.  It has other blogs, too.  You can print out coloring pictures.  It has holiday activities in the Holiday section.  I hope everyone can visit...

A Great Assembly

The Illusion Maker
by Kiera T.

Have you ever been to an Illusion assembly?  If you didn't, well I will tell you all about it.  The Illusion assembly is about reduce, reuse, recycle.  The assembly was really fun and funny.  It also taught me a lot.  We played a lot of fun games, and they were really fun!  The things that I learned I can use at school and at home.  All the things that the presenter told us we can use them in the future and right now.  I hope that the people who ran the Illusion Maker assembly come back next year so the new third graders can learn what I learned when they came!

Friday, February 24, 2012


The Bug Invader
by Katie S.

It was time for rocket math when bad approached us.  There, in Stanton land was a wasp, the dreaded wasp.  Everyone was freaking out and this was bad news for Stanton land.  Grace Kaplan was the first victim.  She had the wasp land on her head.  She must have been very scared.  Along came Mrs. Stanton the hero.  The bug had landed on a bag, at one of the centers.  Super hero, Mrs. Stanton, hit the bug and it died. The bug was gone and everyone was happy.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ronald McDonald Rocks the House

The McDonald's Assembly
by Habiba M.
Hi there, blog readers!  A couple of weeks ago we had a McDonald's Assembly.   Ronald McDonald was talking about doing kind things for others.  Ronald did some tricks for the students and teachers!  Our friend Dave S. was on stage, too!  Ronald rode on his bicycle and a unicycle.  He shared some tricks with us.  He is very, very, very funny.  He was talking about helping others.  That was a great day in Stanton Land.  I hope you had fun at the McDonald's assembly, too!

by Dave S.

When we had the assembly it was fun,  We learned to do kind things.  That was great, and we learned that if someone needs help you can help them.  I like the part when Ronald McDonald did a pop-a-wheely.  That was cool!  He did a lot of cool tricks on his bicycle and unicycle.  The funny part was when we clapped in a circle for a "round of applause."  I got to go to the stage, and I got to help Ronald McDonald.  There were more people on the stage:  Mrs. Nastasi, Mr. Giardina, another student and me.  Some of the people got a pencil and a sticker.  Guess what- Ronald McDonald's real name is Dave.  That's the same name as mine!  That was cool.  It was a fun time at the assembly.  We laughed so hard because Ronald McDonald was so, so funny.  I hope we are having another assembly with Ronald McDonald because he was so funny.

Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

We learned so much about George Washington and his famous home, Mount Vernon!
Here are two patriotic posts by Ethan N. and Haram S.

George Washington
Mount Vernon Virtual Mansion Tour
  By Ethan N.

Have you ever wanted to visit Mount Vernon, where George Washington lived? On the Mount Vernon Virtual Mansion Tour you can. You can see the first, second, and third floor of where Washington lived with his wife, Martha. You can visit the dining room where George ate his meals; see the room he slept in and many other places in the Washington mansion. And you don’t have to get up to leave and waste a lot of time to book your trip. Also there are caption-like boxes to read special things about the room. I hope you enjoyed your visit Mrs. Stanton’s class blog to learn more about George Washington and his house.
A Strong Leader
by Haram S.
George Washington is the first President that comes to mind.  Do you know why?  Not because he was President.  He in age 17 was an important person.  He was a surveyor.  Surveyors are people who make maps.  Back then, people needed maps to explore our new world.  George was really working hard, and he began working for Governor Dinwiddie.  His governor gave him a task that was to tell the French to get out of the land that belonged to England.  They said, "No!"  That started a war, and George fought for us too.  Then we fought the War for Independence.  Then people said he should be President.  Well, he did.  He had only two terms.  He married a woman named Martha Custis.  He died after 45 years with his wife.  But don't remember George Washington for his death.  Remember him for his braveness and respect.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Marsh Currents has gone DIGITAL!

You can now find our school newspaper online!

Click here to read Marsh eCurrents!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Go, Ezra!

Today was a reeeeeeeally big day in Stanton Land!  Someone completed Phase 1 of Rocket Math Multiplication.  Not only was this person the very first of the Stantons to complete Phase 1... he was also the first in all of THIRD GRADE! 
Way to go, EZRA!