Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Guest Blogger- Lilly D.

My Cheer Competition

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Guest Blogger- Victor R.

 My Long Trip To Clementon

It was a sunny Friday afternoon.  First time going to my big sister's new apartment.   I was very happy to go see her.   My family and I had lunch before we left.  It was supposed to be a one hour trip but it turned out to be the longest trip ever.  

We got in my grandfather's car around 2:41 in the afternoon.  Then we stopped for gas at Sam's Club.  There was a long line of cars,  we had to wait our turn.   I thought we were never going to get there!  Finally we got the gas and left.  The traffic was going slow so  I started to write on my ipad to keep track of the trip.  Then I looked out the window and I saw cumunolimbus clouds the clouds that bring rain.   I thought it was going to rain  but I was happy it didn't.  I checked the clock on my ipad.  It has been 39 minutes but we were still far from my big sister's house.  Are we ever going to get there?  It is now 3:39 in the afternoon.  We got lost on the way because the GPS took us to the wrong address.  I was so tired of sitting in the car and I was getting hungry.  My dad called my big sister and she told him where to go.  We finally got to my big sister's house at 4 in the afternoon.  I hugged my sister and I said thank you for saving us!

Look at that smile!
Beautiful neighborhood :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Guest Blogger- Brooklynn W.


One day I had a cheer competition! The first thing my team did was we took pictures while we waited and waited in the hallway. We waited so long we got to play bubble-gum-bubble-gum in a dish. Then finally it was our turn. We all lined up in the entranceway and we could hear the crowd from Absecon screaming. I couldn’t wait to show my coach my backhand spring! When the performance began, I did my backhand spring! I was so excited. Then we had to wait the whole entire day for the results. FINALLY IT CAME AND THE WINNER WAS THE BLUE DEVILS!

Go, Blue Devils!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Guest Blogger- Tori W.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Guest Blogger- Haley R.

My Trip to Hawaii

I went to Hawaii this summer. The island that we went to was Oahu. The first plane ride was about 5 hours and the second ride was about 8 hours. The first day we just looked around the hotel because we were tired. The hotel was very big and pretty. The pool was super big and had a water slide. We went to a little shopping street with really good ice cream. There was a private beach too. Then we went to another island that was Maui. The hotel room was a little bit smaller then the one in Oahu but the Maui hotel had penguins and parrots in the lobby. My dad and I went snorkeling at the beach at this hotel. We saw lots of fish and we saw a turtle. We went to a luau with great dancers and really good food. Another day we went zip lining in the mountains, it was so fun. Before we left to go to the air port we drove up a volcano crater. The volcano crater was very cold. then we sadly had to leave. The ride home wasn't too bad because I slept the whole ride.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Guest Blogger- Haley R!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Guest Blogger- Nathan M.

Persimmon Paradise!

In class we read Dear Juno.  Juno's grandmother was sitting under a persimmon tree in Korea.  We looked up persimmons to see what they look like.  That's when I saw the fruit and thought they look like a tree that I have in my back yard.

The persimmon tree is cool to have in my yard. When the fruit is ripe, it drops down to the grass. This can get pretty messy. My dad and I built a persimmon trap to catch all the falling fruit. It works good!

Our persimmon tree is tall and it is leaning over my fort. It looks weird. Ewwwww.....for the first time I tasted a persimmon, and they taste not so great!

Ms. Stanton cut one of the persimmons in half.  It was really hard to cut open.  The seeds were in a flower shape inside. 

The persimmon tree is the size of double my fort!

Look at all that fruit!

This is the persimmon trap.  The fruit goes down the hole...

They go through the hole into the bucket.

The pattern of the seeds kind of looks like a sunflower.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Guest Blogger- Luke

The Squishing of the Giant Bug
A couple of days ago I saw an unbelievable thing: a 2 inch house centipede in the morning at school!   Surprisingly everyone was calm except…Ms. Stanton!  She freaked out! I got up and squished it. Its head popped when I stepped on it and everyone was quiet.  It looked like it had two heads because its head was popped in half.

  1. People in Japan have pet house centipedes.
  2. Their fangs usually can’t puncture our skin, but a bite from a house centipede feels like a bee sting.
  3. House centipedes have 15 pairs of legs.
  4. They groom their legs one at a time like a kitten would.
  5. They eat other bugs like spiders, ants and cockroaches.
 House centipedes are creepy.  You better hope they don’t end up in your bed!
House Centipede- BEFORE
House Centipede- AFTER


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Guest Blogger- Gianna

Human Family
An excerpt from the poem by Maya Angelou

I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,
some thrive on comedy.

 The variety of our skin tones
can confuse, bemuse, delight,
brown and pink and beige and purple,
tan and blue and white.

I've sailed upon the seven seas
and stopped in every land,
I've seen the wonders of the world
not yet one common man.

I know ten thousand women
called Jane and Mary Jane,
but I've not seen any two
who really were the same.
We love and lose in China,
we weep on England's moors,
and laugh and moan in Guinea,
and thrive on Spanish shores.

We seek success in Finland,
are born and die in Maine.
In minor ways we differ,
in major we're the same.

I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.
When Maya Angelou said, “We are more alike, my friend, than we are unalike” She meant that no one she sees, hears, or looks at is the same.  No matter what color your skin is, what your personality is, or who you are, you are different!  Like Maya said, “I know ten thousand women called Jane and Mary Jane but I’ve not seen any two who really were the same.”  Everything and everyone is different.  Pizza is not the same as spaghetti, and blue is not the same as green.  Things and people may look the same, but they never could be because they are different.  Everyone is different.  You could be a doctor, comedian, nurse, or even a veterinarian, and you still can’t be the same.  We all have good qualities, and bad qualities.  We could be small or big, smart or dumb, or even ugly or cute.  It’s good to be different.  The major point is that we are all human beings, but even though we are different, we are still part of the “Human Family.” Maya Angelou named this poem “Human Family” because we are different but we are still all part of the human family!  Maya Angelou is a very important person from this day and this day forward.  Dead or alive, we still remember her.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Idioms Challenge!

Here are 64 idioms Jillian put together for us!  WOW!  Can you think of any more?  Add your own idioms/meanings as a comment and watch our list grow :)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Guest Blogger- Jillian!

A Day in the Life of Jillian's Mom

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Guest blogger- Farewell from Mr. Strobel

My semester is coming to an end at Stockton College and it is almost time for graduation! My last day of student teaching at the Marsh School will be Wednesday, April 16th. I just wanted to take the time to thank everyone who contributed to making this experience so enjoyable for me including the students, parents, and the staff here at the Marsh School. 
During my time spent here I have gotten the opportunity to meet many of the parents, all of which should be proud. Throughout my substituting and other educational fieldwork experiences, this is hands-down the best group of students I have ever come across. From the very beginning, the students have done an excellent job of making me feel welcomed in the classroom and making me a true part of their "Stanton Family." I am going to sincerely miss every single one of you. These students have taught me so much and I  will take what I've learned with me as I more forward in my career.  I hope that when I have a classroom of my own, that my students are as half as personable and enjoyable as the one's I have met this year. I wish you all luck. Have a safe and wonderful spring break.

Your friend, 
Mr. Strobel

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Guest Blogger- Eva!

The Nature Center
Lunch Time!
Ready to go!
Warming up with the compass
Ms. Stanton launches the group at "Start"
There's Number 2!
The Observation Deck at 7.  Which way is 8?
Glass slag
The glassworks

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Guest Bloggers- John R. and Gavin N!

South Jersey League Swim Championship

John R: The day of my swim championship race was thrilling. At first I was pretty nervous because it was the winter swim championships for South Jersey. My first event was the freestyle stroke. I got second place in my heat. Next I did the backstroke. I was swimming as fast as I could. When I got out I asked for my time. He said... 23.00 seconds flat! Then he gave me a ribbon that said heat winner. I was filled with excitement! Gavin and I were number one and number two out of all 7-8 year old swimmers. We scored 37 points for our team together. When I go to my award ceremony I am going to receive a gold medal. I swam two more events. My last event was the freestyle relay. I was the anchor and it was a close race. We were neck and neck with the other team. Finally, they won by a teeny tiny millisecond. I had a great time at this thrilling swim meet.

Gavin N: For my swim championships this year I had to go to bed early the night before to get enough rest and wake up early because it was far away. I had to pack a lot of healthy food like apples and granola bars so I would have a lot of energy for the day. When I got there I was so nervous. My belly felt upside down. I was nervous because I could take home four medals. In my last championship race I won three bronze medals. My first heat (race) was the freestyle stroke. I got 18 seconds. I couldn’t believe I came in fourth place out of all the 7 and 8 year olds. My second heat was the backstroke and I came in second behind John. The third race was the butterfly stroke and I came in second again out of all the 7 and 8 year olds. The last race of the day was a freestyle relay with John and 2 other kids. I went first and John was the anchor. We got second place again but it was really, really close. So I got three bronze medals last year, three silver medals this year and I’m going for three gold next year. I think I had a pretty good championship this year.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mr. Strobel Introduces Himself

My name is Jason Strobel, and I am a senior at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. I am from Maple Shade, NJ but have been living in Brigantine for the past 4 years. Growing up as a middle child, I've always had my brothers to play with. I have been involved with sports and different extra curricular activities my whole life. I played baseball, soccer, hockey, and always had a passion for math. I was also a member of the Student Council from 6th-12th grade and also volunteered as a fire fighter.  I am graduating from Stockton this upcoming May with a BA in Sociology/Anthropology as well as my Elementary teacher certification. 

I will be spending the next four months or so working side by side with Ms. Stanton as a student teacher. I will be monitored by Ms. Stanton as well as my supervisor from Stockton College.

As a student teacher, I will be collaborating with Ms. Stanton and will progressively take on responsibilities regarding different aspects of classroom management, lesson planning, assessment, and grading. 

I am honored to be placed in such a great school, and am very excited to get to know all of you!