Brandi Stanley

Welcome to Mrs. Stanley's Second Grade Classroom! 


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. 

Hello parents/guardians, 


I would like to inform you all of an update I will be implementing starting tomorrow. I will hold virtual office hours from 9am -11 am Monday-Friday. I am available all day via Email, however, these two "office hours" I will be at my computer ready to respond quickly to any questions or concerns. 

 Remember, to access weekly assignments please go to my classroom webpage, and click the distant learning link, I have everything categorized by subject and week. I have also attached Spanish assignments that I grabbed from our awesome Spanish teacher (Mrs. Hannon). She wanted all teachers to let parents know she is posting activities on her teacher webpage as well. I realize it is a lot of information coming at you all at once, I tried this week to split the assignments up per day. I hope this helps! Again, have GRACE we are all doing the best we can. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to me!!! 

I encourage you to set aside time each day throughout the day for your child to focus on and complete reading and math assignments. This is to ensure students are still practicing and reviewing their skills we have learned thus far in the school year. 

Good morning parents/gaurdians, 

This is a reminder for this week. River Mill Academy will hold pick-up and drop-off times for parents to pick up student belongings and return school-owned materials on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19. The times are 8:30 am to 10:30 am and 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on both days.
Parents should drive through the car rider line just as you would for dropping off or picking up your student. Please stay in your vehicle and staff members will assist you.
Please check for school-owned materials such as library books and textbooks that may be at home. 
If your student has medication at the school, you will need to drive around to the front office after picking up your student's belongings and call the front office while you are pulling around so they can go ahead and get it out and ready for you.

Our end of the year class zoom party will be held on Wednesday, 5/20 (Wednesday) at 12:00PM. During the class party students may dress in Rivermill clothes or Rivermill colors, they may also bring a snack to the zoom session. I will virtually give out the class awards during our party. After the party I will send the awards in a PDF format to parents to print out if they wish. I will also be reading the last chapter of Charlotte's Web during our party. I hope everyone can join, I can't wait!! This is the last time I will see them as second graders !! 

All Kindergarten- second grade teachers will be handing out belongings Monday and Tuesday from 8:30-10:30, you can come and pick up their belongings at any time, but I wanted to let you know this is what time we will be out there, and would love to see the students if possible! 😁

I have entered in all completed work to Powerschool as well. Let me know if you have any issues seeing that. There is a check mark for completion if I recieved the assignments.

I will upload the video of the two chapters from last week, tomorrow (Monday.) Then we will be caught up for our very last chapter on Wednesday!! 

If you have any questions please let me know, 

Mrs. Stanley



Homework assignments for this week: 

Math- Pages 5 and 6 (of pdf)- Due on Sunday May 17th. 

Reading-   Page 1 of and answer questions for “John F. Kennedy” passage.  Due by Sunday..  Due on Sunday May 17th. 

Spelling- Send a picture of any page of the memory book that is complete. 


Week 8 MATH Suggested Assignments (5/11-5/15) 

Along with the daily math worksheets, please try to complete an additional 20 minutes on either Zearn, Xtra math or practice math facts. This can include any educational math game for 20 minutes. 

Below is a suggested schedule to pace out the pages. 

Monday – Pages 5, 6 

Tuesday – Pages 7, 8 

Wednesday – Pages 9, 10 

Thursday – Pages  11, 12 

Friday – Pages  13, 14 




Week 8 READING Suggested Assignments (5/11-5/15): 

We have selected a different passage for each day of the week along with questions that follow.  

Monday- Page 1 of and answer questions for “John F. Kennedy” passage.  Due by Sunday. 

Tuesday – Page 7-8 of and answer questions for “Chickens” passage. 

Wednesday – Page 11-12 of and answer questions for “Mighty Mighty Ants” passage. 

Thursday – Page 15-16 of and answer questions for “Rating Rocks” passage. 

Friday – Page 18-19 of pdf... read and answer questions for “Meet Minmi” passage. 


Week 8 Social Studies Suggested Assignments (5/11-5/15): 

Go to Brain Pop Jr and click on “social studies”.  Students can watch any video in “economics” and “citizenship”.  After watching the video, do the quiz or any of the other activities. 


Week 8 Spelling/Writing Suggested Assignments (5/11-5/15): 

Work through the 2nd Grade Memory Book.  Make sure to using complete sentences and write neatly! 



 I updated flipgrid as well, it now reads: "Next week, (week 8)I would love for you all to tell me your most favorite memory you have of second grade!! You can illustrate a picture of your most favorite memory, write it in sentences to share, or simply share verbally your most favorite memory of this year. I cannot wait to hear these!! I miss you guys!!  

Hello everyone, I wanted to let you know I created a free brain pop account for our classroom, this will let you access brainpop and brainpopjr. The username I created for you to sign on is Rivermill2, and the password is the same as the username, Rivermill2 .




This is a google form that is compiling all of the free resources/ websites giving free access during the school closures: 

http://http//  (parents can create a free login to access the science experiments)  
(Virtual Field Trips) can make your own spinner for any subject - this can be used for writing topics your child can do at home! 

One more thing, I have called the student Treasures Publishing company (the company for our class book) We will obviously not be able to submit that by the publishing date. I have called the company and left a message. If you sent in a check, or put your card information on the form, I have them all in the publishing box. Nothing will be charged, it was not going to be charged until the students writing was sent in. I have not sent anything in. I will let you know what the company tells me, if they just want to wait, or if I can just send it all back due to the amount of time we are going to be out. I will let you all know when they call me back. Thank you!





I want to say from the bottom of my heart, I appreciate all the donations made through the school store to our classroom. With everyone’s help, our classroom was granted $800 dollars to use to purchase materials for our classroom!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I promise everything purchased, will be to benefit each student. I am honestly blown away by the generosity of you all. I thank you so very much!





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.












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