Brandi Stanley


Welcome to Mrs. Stanley's Third Grade Classroom! 





Announcements Week Of 5.3-5.7

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Hello Parents/Guardians, 

 
  1. Wednesday and Thursday of this week students will be taking a practice math and reading EOG to practice their stamina on a longer test.  It will be more beneficial for the virtual learners to also have this test printed out for them, since the actual EOG will be paper/pencil.  There are copies with each child's (virtual learners) name on them in the front office for you to come pick up.  If you are not able to pick up during school hours, please let me know and I will leave your child's tests outside the front office in a bin.
  1. We will be taking our May Istation assessment Wednesday (5.5). This will be the last Istation assessment of the year and will be the data that is sent to the state. Please make sure your child brings their headphones on Wednesday and gets plenty of sleep the night before. 

  1. Please send your child's module 7 Eureka math book to school if it is still at home. 

  1. End of Grade Testing is quickly approaching. We will take the Math EOG May 13 and the reading EOG May 14. The tests will be paper and pencil. All students will have to take the tests on site in person. Please continue to make sure your child is reading at home each night. 

  1. This week is Teacher Appreciation week 🙂 Thank you all for all of your help this year! 
Your child will have completed work in their take home folder. This work has been graded. If you have any questions about the work, please reach out to me. The only assignment that came home and will not be put into PowerSchool as a grade is the Poetry test. We did a review after that test and that will be what is used for the grade- not the test that was sent home in their folder. Please take time to look through your childs folder with them. They have been working very hard to prepare for the End of Grade Tests in a short amount of time. 

If you have any Module 7 Eureka math books at home if you will please send them to school with your child on Monday. 

Have a wonderful weekend!!! 






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. 


 
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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