Brandi Stanley

Welcome to Mrs. Stanley's Second Grade Classroom! 

Announcements Week of 9.17-10.1


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. 

Good afternoon parents/guardians 9.24, 
We have had a wonderful week in second grade!! I wanted to reach out before purchasing- and see if anyone has a soccer ball they would be willing to donate to our classroom for our recess time on the field. If anyone has one their child doesn't play with anymore, or an older soccer ball that is sitting in your garage... our class would be happy to take it off your hands for our class recess time. The kids love soccer, so I think they would enjoy playing it on the field! If no one does, I would be happy to get us one, I just thought I would ask first! 

Next w
eek in CAFE we will continuing learning how to Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe. RI.2.6

In math we will continue learning how to read and write numbers to 1000 use base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. 2.NBT.3

In social studies we will continue learning how values and beliefs shape culture in America. 2.B.1 

In phonics we will be learning about long vowel diagraphs. 

In writing, we will be continuing our personal narratives. 

***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:
RMA will be closed for students October 1 (next Friday), for a teacher workday. 
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. 

This is a reminder of River Mill Academy's new schoolwide rule, there will be no snack allowed in the classroom. 



** 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!

 Brandi Stanley