Brandi Stanley

Welcome to Mrs. Stanley's Second Grade Classroom! 


Week of 1/20-1/24
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. 

Dear parents/guardians,


We have had a very productive week! Thank you for working with your child to complete their first written response baggy book question this week. Please make sure your child is completing their baggy book question and returning it on Friday. We had quite a few students that did not bring their baggy books back at all. Per Rivermill homework Policy ten points are taken off each day until the homework is returned completed. Their  baggy book question is part of their weekly  homework.Next week, we will continue learning how to use elements of a text to demonstrate understanding of the characters, setting and plot. (RL 2.7) In math we will be continuing to work in Module 5 of our Eureka math. We will be adding and subtracting within 1,000. We will also be continuing working on being able to use addition to check a subtraction problem. We had our first math quiz of Module 5 today, and I will be entering those grades as soon as possible. Overall, the class did very well on this quiz. We will have our first spelling test with our new words on Friday, January 24. In writing we will continue researching and completing our informational texts on winter animals. 


Reminder, there will be no school Monday (January 20) as we will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.


If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Stanley







If your child’s headphones have broken, please try to send in a new pair if possible. We have a limited amount, and they need them for their Istation assessments on the computer.


Reading tutoring will be held Tuesday, January 14 (3:00-3:30). Math tutoring will be held the following Tuesday, January 21 (2:30-3:00).


Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

Thanks so much! 


Mrs. Stanley 




Rivermill Academy is holding a Book Drive this year. If you would be willing we will be accepting new or gently used children’s books to benefit the Reach out and Read program. The NEHS will also be sponsoring a Toy Drive, I have attached the flyer at the bottom of this email for more information about that ! 



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