Brandi Stanley

Welcome to Mrs. Stanley's Second Grade Classroom! 


Week of 11/18-11/22
Another wonderful week in second grade! I am enjoying seeing all of the students start to show their personalities more and more every day. Please make sure to continue talking with your child about behavior expectations in the classroom.  

**Be sure to ask them what their reading goal is! (Answer: May vary, I have given out new goals this week to each student) They should be asking themselves, what happened on each page and who was on each page, to check for understanding (to make sure they are comprehending what they are reading.) I made sure to explain to them that doing this will help them become a better reader. 

Good afternoon parents/ guardians,

It has been a whirlwind of a week, with not being here Monday and our field trip Tuesday, it seems as if we just started our week and it’s already Friday !! Progress reports are coming home today, please take a look at those and if you have any questions please let me know. Our last math test, we took on Friday, there are a few students who have not had a chance to finish them. This does not hurt their grade, as soon as they complete it, it will go in to PowerSchool. As a reminder, please speak with your child about doing their best work in class. We are having a lot of work turned in incomplete, or without names, capital letters, different skills that the students should be doing by now.

Second grade will be going on their annual bowling trip, November 21st, we will be leaving the school 8:10, and bowling from 8:30-10:30.
Next week, we will continue to work on comparing and contrasting two or more texts in CAFE. In math, we will continue learning different strategies for double digit and triple digit addition and subtraction equations.

The order forms and money for the homecoming T-shirts will be accepted until noon on 11/26. There will not be another opportunity to order these! 

Also, our November birthday celebration will be held this Friday, November 22nd at 1:30! If your child had a birthday in November feel free to come celebrate with us! We will do snacks and a short movie and recognize the birthdays! 

If you have any questions please let me know! 
Mrs. Stanley 

Tutoring will he held this coming up Tuesday 2:30-3:00. I will message you individually about setting that up.


The students went through their unfinished folders yesterday and today and worked on any work they had not finished. There has been an abundance of missing work, due to students putting the work in their unfinished folder but never finishing it or turning it in. To prevent this in the future, starting next week, any work that is not finished throughout the week will be sent home Friday afternoon to be completed over the weekend and turned in on Monday. I have informed the students of this new rule, and they are going to try their best to work hard and utilize their time in class to finish their work. Any homework that is returned to school incomplete on Friday, will be sent home to complete over the weekend as well. For every day the homework is not turned in completed ten points are subtracted, which will greatly impact their overall grade.  This is not my rule, this is a Rivermill rule. Thank you for understanding and for encouraging your students to complete their homework.



Homework is due, completed, every Friday. Baggy books are also due back every Friday. The homework and baggy books will go home every Monday. Please make sure your child is completing and returning their homework on Friday, as this is taken for a great, and it will help them become better readers and better mathematicians! 

Just a reminder, we do have our Ice Cream days on Wednesday, and the cafeteria will not charge the account this year, there has to be money in the account or money sent in for ice cream. 




It is very important for your child to be reading for 20 minutes a night on their independent reading level, and answering comprehension questions about the book. (The question booklet will be sent home with the baggy books Tuesday.)



Please remember to wear tennis shoes on PE days, which are Mondays and Thursdays. 


I will also be adding more grades in to PowerSchool this weekend, if you are having trouble getting in to PowerSchool please let me know.





If you haven't sent in headphones, please try to do so at your earliest convenience, so they have them for their listening center. 



Thank you so much for all of the supplies that have been sent in, we really appreciate it! If you have not sent in your students individual supplies yet, please do so at your earliest convenience. Please also make sure all emergency forms are turned in to the office. 

Ice cream this year will be different than in the past. Students will only be able to get ice-cream if there is money in their account, or they bring in the money, there will be no charging for ice cream this year. We will do ice-cream as a class on Wednesday afternoons.  

Our lunch time is 11:00 - 11:25 this year and because of the schedule it does not leave us time to have snack in the morning. However if they do want a snack, during our D.E.A.R (drop everything and read) time is when we will do snack time. Bringing a snack is not required so please do not feel that your child needs to bring one. Please refrain from bringing anything with peanuts or nuts because we do have an allergy in the classroom. We will do ice-cream in the afternoon on Wednesdays at the same time as snack. 

If there is a change in the way that your student is being picked up PLEASE email me or send me a message on Dojo I will check both. 





Finally, here is our schedule for our specials:

Monday- PE (Wear tennis shoes)

Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- Media

Thursday-Music and PE (tennis shoes)


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to Email me with any and all questions!!

Brandi Stanley