Brandi Stanley


Welcome to Mrs. Stanley's Third Grade Classroom! 





Announcements Week Of 3.29-4.2

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Hello Parents/Guardians, 


Tuesday March 30t h is 3rd grades orientation day.  This is NOT like our typical orientation day at the beginning of school.  It will be a practice day for students to understand what they need to do when they get to school, learn the rules and procedures of the classroom, and to help get settled in before our half day on April 1st and full time beginning on April 12th.  Parents may not walk their student inside.  You will drop your student off through the car rider line.  We will dismiss at 12:00 just like we do when we’re online.

Thursday April 1st will be a half day for in person and virtual students (8:00-11:30).  There will be no lunch, however your child can bring a snack.  Friday there will be no school and the following week (April 5-9) for spring break.  

I have attached a copy of the 3rd grade information packet.  Please make sure you read over the entire packet.  It goes over important virtual and in person information.  A supply list is also attached.  It has the supplies I emailed out earlier this week, plus a few more things that they will need for art class.  They do not need a separate art bag like in previous years.  All their supplies will stay in their desk.  We will not be sharing supplies within the class.


Ms. Upchurch 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. 


 
In math, we will continue working through Module 4 where we will continue to identify the area of different rectangles. 
In writing, we will continue to work on our Historical Figure informational writing. 
I have attached our new spelling words to this email as well. I have also included the spelling words below:
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     As I am going through our Istation and BOG data, I wanted to share a new resource we will be using in class. This resource will help with reading fluency and reading comprehension. I have attached the log in cards, if at some point this week you are able to write down your child's log in information and stick it to your child's computer, or desk, or near their workstation that would be very helpful for your child. I do realize this is ANOTHER log in for your child to keep up with, however, I do feel this resource will be beneficial moving forward as we continue to prepare for the End of Grade test.






 
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 on our live class meeting for the entire meeting time. I am seeing a few friends logging out of the meeting up to an hour early and never coming back in. To be counted as present, your child must be online and engaged from 8-12. Thank you for your help with this. 


   


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!

 

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.  

 


 





 
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. 



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!
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3VBYA3LC80SJ7?&sort=default

Directions for signing into Microsoft email and teams:

  1. Go to office.com
  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

bstanley@rivermill-academy.org