Brandi Stanley

Welcome to Mrs. Stanley's Second Grade Classroom! 


Week of 12/9-12/13
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. 

Good afternoon parents/guardians,


It has been a busy week! We had our homecoming spirit week this week, our pep rally, and we also took our reading assessment on all the standards we have taught so far. We took our spelling inventory today to reassess the words their way groups, which is why we did not send home word sort words this week, and there will not be any words coming home next week either. Next week, we will be kicking off our Holiday theme week. The days will be as follows: Monday- Christmas tree day Tuesday- Candy Cane day ( I do ask on Tuesday If your child can bring in one candy cane, we are going to do an activity with them!) Wednesday – Elf day Thursday- Gingerbread day and Friday- Snow day! We will be doing reading, math and science activities to go along with each theme on each day.

I sent out our sign up genius yesterday with items you may sign up for to bring in for our Holiday celebration/ December birthday celebration on Tuesday, December 17th. I do ask if possible, those items (other than the food) could be brought to school by next Friday, the 13th. So I am able to see everything we have and everything we still need for Tuesday.


There will also be no tutoring until after we get back from Christmas break.


This is a vey busy time, if you have any questions please let me know!

Thank you so much for all of your help and support!

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 ! 



The students went through their unfinished folders yesterday and today and worked on any work they had not finished. There has been an abundance of missing work, due to students putting the work in their unfinished folder but never finishing it or turning it in. To prevent this in the future, starting next week, 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