Brandi Stanley

Welcome to Mrs. Stanley's Second Grade Classroom! 


Week of 2/24-2/28
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. 

***Third quarter conferences will be held March 12 and 13. Here is the link to sign up for your conference time. Thank you so much!

Dear parents/guardians,

Good morning parents/guardians, I hope everyone is safe and able to enjoy this snow! If you are outside playing in it, or warmly watching from your window inside...both are acceptable :) Our spelling test and mid module assessment that were both scheduled for today will be moved to Monday. New spelling words will still be coming home on Monday. In CAFE next week, we will be learning about main topic of a non fiction text. In social studies, we will be continuing to learn about historical figures who have made an impact. 

Next week is also read across America week, we will have different reading activities each day for the students.  An informational letter came home last week about it, but I will copy it here as well. 

Monday, Feb. 24th: Students will bring a book from home (or borrow one from the classroom) and decorate their mask in the classroom. Teachers are encouraged to bring a book and read with the students.


Tuesday, Feb. 25th: Students will bring a flashlight from home (or buddy up) and will read with the lights off for at least 20 minutes.


Wednesday, Feb. 26th: Students will bring sunglasses. We will have a time to read outside for at least 20 minutes.


Thursday, Feb. 27th: We will meet up with our buddy class and read for at least 20 minutes


Friday, Feb. 28th: Wear your superhero reading shirt (or another superhero shirt).  We will vote on the favorite banner in the gym.   In the classroom we will have the super reader/ Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebration.



We also have our spring pictures on Wednesday Feb.26 at 8:15 in the morning. Please look at the flyer that came home in your child's folder for information on pricing if you choose to purchase them. 


Tutoring will be held Tuesday 2:30-3:00 Feb. 25.


Please make sure you have signed up for a time to meet for parent teacher conferences, here is the link :


Let me know if you have any questions and have a wonderful weekend! 


Mrs. Stanley 

Thank you so much for your help and support with the written comprehension baggy book questions this week! We had almost the whole class turn them in today! Also, thank you for your continued support with their homework as well. We have a new incentive starting in February, we will have a celebration March 2 (the Monday after the last Friday in February) for every student who has turned in their homework on time (every Friday) for the whole month of February. These students will get to attend the celebration. Please let me know if you have any questions about this!

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 February 18th from 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 ! 



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