Brandi Stanley

Welcome to Mrs. Stanley's Third Grade Classroom! 

Announcements Week Of 1.18-1.22

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Hello Parents/Guardians, 
I will mail in the student submissions who participated in the Writing Contest on Monday! The contest deadline for entries is January 25th, I am sure we will hear something around then. I am very proud of everyone who is submitting their writing to the contest. 

I will hold tutoring Wednesday (1.20). I highly encourage your child, if they are able, to attend our tutoring/review sessions each week. 

Mrs. Tunstall will continue to pull individual students during our intervention times on Tuesdays and Thursdays for one on math facts instruction. She will also continue to do this for reading intervention time using leveled fluency passages with individual students. 

All grades for the Mid Module 3 test have been posted to PowerSchool. Next week, we will continue to learn about context clues in reading. We will have our next spelling test Friday (1.22). 

We do not have school this Monday (1.18) in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day- students will not need to log in to our class meeting. 

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. Please allow me a few hours to respond, it is difficult for me to respond to Dojo messages or Emails during our live class time, but I will be sure to read through them and respond as quickly as I can after our live class time. 

Please make sure your child is present as much as possible and continue to encourage your child to do their assignments. Last, but not least, please remind them to give me their best every single day so that instruction can take place at the highest level possible!

I know a few of you all have asked about using EPIC after school hours. Typically, EPIC cuts off after school hours and will not let students read unless it is paid for. Your child can now have access to EPIC for free after school hours and on weekend!! All you have to do is sign up for it! I have attached the flier with the directions for how to do that ! 


This is a friendly reminder to please encourage your child to use the bathroom before our class meeting time each morning. This prevents them from being away from their seat during any instructions that are being given.  


It is imperative that your child attend class when they are able. Since our virtual school day is condensed to only four hours, my teaching is bit more fast paced than when we were in the school building. If your child misses a school day, they are potentially missing new content that is being taught and could possibly hinder them from understanding and getting caught up as quickly as they would when we were face to face. I know we all want our children to succeed in school and to help with that, please try to make sure they are online and engaged when they can be! I appreciate all your help on this!  


The students are doing a wonderful job of working diligently to complete their independent practice assignments. However, there are a few students who do have a good bit of assignments that are not getting turned in. This is a reminder that per River Mill grading policy any work that is turned in late is 10 points off per day, after three days it will become a 0. Please remind your child that any work not finished during the school day becomes their homework. I also remind them of this during our class time as well.  




Math Masters with Mrs. Bradshaw will now only be held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. I urge you to encourage your child to participate in the Math Masters Multiplication Challenge! For every multiplication fact number they master their name will be posted in the River Mill Office under that number. My hope is our entire class will make it to that board eventually! For more information regarding the Math Masters Multiplication Challenge you can refer to the paper that was sent home with the student materials that were picked up from the school.  



Thank you for all for your support and help at home with making sure your child is attending school each day and working hard. However, there are quite a few students who are missing assignments. Please make sure your child is completing their assignments each day and turning them in (even if they must finish them after class time, 12:00.) Your child's incomplete assignments are in their assignments tab in our class team. Thank you! 

If you have any questions, please let me know! 



School Supplies
The 3rd grade team has put together a suggested digital school supply list.  These items will help your student be successful during digit learning:
Don't forget that textbook/material pick up is Monday and Tuesday (8/10-8/11) from 8am - 10am and 12pm - 2pm.  You will go through the car rider line to pick up these materials.  Along with their Eureka math workbooks, we have placed a sheet of white paper in a sleeve protector.  This can be used as a whiteboard. There will also be something fun in there as well :)  

Classroom Wishlist

If you wish to donate supplies to the classroom below is our classroom wish list!

Directions for signing into Microsoft email and teams:

  1. Go to
  2. Go to the red sign in button on the left-hand side.
  3. Type in your child’s email address in the line under the word sign in.
  4. Then enter the given password. It is case sensitive.
  5. When prompted update/change the password. The password needs to be 8 characters long, cannot include their name and include 3 of the following: uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols.
  6. Choose whether to stay signed in or not when prompted.
  7. It will take you through a tutorial of available Microsoft features.
  8. To access the email, you will click on the outlook app.
  9. To access Microsoft teams (the live video meeting app) click on the Teams app.
  10. If you are in the outlook email app click on the square of dots in the top left corner to go back to the app homepage.


 Brandi Stanley