Brandi Stanley


Welcome to Mrs. Stanley's Second Grade Classroom! 





Announcements Week of 10.25-10.29
Happy October!
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Welcome parents of Stanley's Second Grade Superheroes!!  

 

I am so excited to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! River Mill will be not holding the usual in person meet the teacher; this email will include important information regarding the beginning of the year. 
Hello parents/guardians! 10.22


Thank you to all who donated masks to the classroom! 
The students had a wonderful time learning about fire prevention this week! They loved learning about the parts of a fire truck and meeting the firehouse dog, Charlie! 

We are starting Module 4 in math next week; I will be sending home their old math books (Modules 1-3) today. We did not do every page in both books. I would encourage you to use the remainder of the pages in the books as extra math practice for your child at home. All concepts in math build from one another, so it would be very beneficial for your child to use these math books at home as resources! 


Next week in CAFE (reading) we will continue learning to describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. RL.2.3 


In phonics we will be working on identifying and producing letter-sound correspondence for vowel diphthongs oi, oy, ou, ow.

Our new spelling words are:

Vowel diphthongs oi, oy, ou, ow Words Week of 10.25-11.5

1. house

2. cow

3. boy

4. coin

5. toy

6. clown

7. mouse

8. noise

9. point

10. boil



In math we will be practicing building fluency in two-digit addition and subtraction within 100. 

In science we will illustrate how sound is produced by vibrating objects and columns of air. 2.P.1.1

In phonics we will be working on identifying and producing letter-sound correspondence for vowel diphthongs oi, oy, ou, ow.

In writing, we will be continuing our personal narratives. 

We will also do a STEM activity next week on Thursday. Students will work together to construct the tallest candy tower possible that will stand on its own. Students will use marshmallows and candy pumpkins and toothpicks to do this. 

***Reminder:  Homework packets will come home every Monday and will be due on Friday of the same week. Students will also continue bringing baggy books on Monday.  Your child will select a book from a basket with their name on it and bring it home to read. The books are differentiated based on different reading levels. The book your child brings home, should be on their independent reading level (student should be able to read it without any help) I do not want to send books home on their instructional reading level (needs assistance while reading) because I do not want to frustrate them. They should be able to read 90 percent of the words independently (without help). A hard copy of the information sheet came home in your child's take-home folder last week explaining the baggy book procedures and the purpose behind them! 
Please make sure your child reads aloud for 20 minutes each evening.  Your child should read and discuss the books to a parent or another responsible person each night.  The books should seem easier after the first or second night and rereading the books builds fluency.  Included in the bag are questions to ask so your child can think more deeply about the books and improve comprehension skills.  Your child should answer two questions orally.  Return the books, the bag, the questions, on Friday. 


A few Reminders:
We will continue with ice cream day each Wednesday! If you wish for your child to get ice-cream, you may send in $1.00 on Wednesday, or your child can use a dollar from their lunch account.
Lunch must be pre-ordered by Thursday at midnight for the following week. The website to set up your child's lunch account and pre order their food is 
Please make sure your child brings a mask that fits their face properly, I know we all are getting back into the routine of keeping our masks on all day - and I want to make sure your child's mask fits as perfectly as it can on their face! 
Our specials Schedule is as follows :
Monday- Music and PE (please make sure your child wears tennis shoes on this day)
Tuesday- PE (please make sure your child wears tennis shoes on this day)
Wednesday- Spanish 
Thursday- Media 
Friday- Art 

Your child's take-home folder should be returned to school each day. Please check this every night as we will send important information home in your child's folders. 

***Reminder:  Homework packets will come home every Monday and will be due on Friday of the same week. Students will also continue bringing baggy books on Monday.  Your child will select a book from a basket with their name on it and bring it home to read. The books are differentiated based on different reading levels. The book your child brings home, should be on their independent reading level (student should be able to read it without any help) I do not want to send books home on their instructional reading level (needs assistance while reading) because I do not want to frustrate them. They should be able to read 90 percent of the words independently (without help). A hard copy of the information sheet came home in your child's take-home folder last week explaining the baggy book procedures and the purpose behind them! 
Please make sure your child reads aloud for 20 minutes each evening.  Your child should read and discuss the books to a parent or another responsible person each night.  The books should seem easier after the first or second night and rereading the books builds fluency.  Included in the bag are questions to ask so your child can think more deeply about the books and improve comprehension skills.  Your child should answer two questions orally.  Return the books, the bag, the questions, on Friday. 



 

 

** I have also attached our classroom Wish List- it is through Amazon! If you wish to contribute to the classroom, it would be greatly appreciated 🙂 




 
                                                      Classroom Wishlist

If you wish to donate supplies to the classroom below is our classroom wish list!
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3VBYA3LC80SJ7?&sort=default
 
 

 Brandi Stanley

bstanley@rivermill-academy.org