Brandi Stanley

Welcome to Mrs. Stanley's Second Grade Classroom! 

Happy November!

Welcome parents of Stanley's Third Grade Superheroes!! 


I am so excited to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year!  

Good afternoon parents/guardians, 11.18
A reminder- the baggy book comprehension question is a part of your child's homework. I know evenings can be busy with extracurricular activities, but please try to set aside 20 minutes for your child to read to you and answer their comprehension questions, this will help them become better readers. 

This is a reminder we do not have school Thursday and Friday of next week, and Wednesday is a half day- we will dismiss at 11:30. There will be no afterschool. I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday! 
As you may have heard from your child, we have entered into the Gingerbread house Competition. As a class, we will decorate the Gingerbread house. Our theme is going to be "our class is a family" - my plan is to take pictures of each student with reindeer ears on ( I have a class set) then print the pictures out, cut them, and glue them onto the box. If you do not want your child's picture on the Gingerbread house- let me know and I will not print theirs out. We are also planning on having the students write a few sentences about what their family means to them- and we will glue those responses on our box as well. The students are very excited about this. If you have any other ideas about what we could add, feel free to let me know 🙂 The competition will be on December 2. Students will bring in coins to use to vote on their favorite Gingerbread house! 

Our class will hold the Elementary Spelling Bee on Tuesday, December 6. I am sending home the list of potential words for students to study at home. Classroom winners form grades 3-8 will participate in the school wide spelling bee! 

The students are very engaged in the multiplication math masters- please have them continue to practice their facts at home- we are going all the way up to 12! 

We will begin practicing for our Holiday concert. The concert will be held on December 20. More details to come 🙂 

Next week in CAFE we will be learning how good readers can explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting) in nonfiction texts. (RI 3.7) We will also integrate Thanksgiving activities- We will learn about the history and do an escape room! 

Next week in math we will learn and apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide. (Associative property of multiplication.) Knowing that 8 × 5 = 40 and 8 × 2 = 16, one can find 8 × 7 as 8 × (5 + 2) = (8 × 5) + (8 × 2) = 40 + 16 = 56. We will take our Module 3 test on Monday. We will also do a Turkey division craft. 

Next week in social studies we will begin to explain how values, beliefs, and cultures of various indigenous groups contribute to the development of local communities. (3.B.1.1)

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great weekend! 

You may have noticed your child has a check beside the first reading standard. this means they have passed off their portfolio passages for that standard!  This check list has all of the reading standards- once your child passes a standard on their reading portfolio passage-your child will receive a check mark on their sheet in their folder beside the standard they passed off on- as we talked about in conferences. This sheet is a way for parents to keep up with their child's achievements. This will continue all school year so please do not remove the standards check list!  Remember- passing off on all standards by the end of the year is one way for your child to show reading proficiency in third grade 🙂 
*Homework was sent home today and will be due Friday. We will send homework home every Monday and it will always be due the Friday morning of the same week! Please make sure your child completes each homework assignment each week as they are for a grade and align with the standard we are currently learning or have just learned in class! 
*I have also updated all grades in PowerSchool. If you are having trouble accessing PowerSchool, please let me know so I can get that figured out for you, as all grades will be updated and entered into PowerSchool for the remainder of the school year. It is very important that you have access to PowerSchool and check in on your child's grades often.
*We will continue to use Class Dojo as our behavior system this year. It is very important for you as the parent to connect to our class and to actively check your child’s points.


1st consequence- Verbal Warning (whole class or individual warning)


2nd consequence- Student will get a dojo point taken away.


3rd consequence- If a student loses 3 or more dojo points in one day they will write in the behavior book, describing the rule that was broken.


4th consequence- If a student continues to break the rules, he or she will be referred to the office and parents will be notified.


Students can earn their dojo points back by making good behavior choices during the day.



Each Friday students will bring home their dojo points for that week in their Friday folder, the parent is responsible for signing and returning this.


*There will also be a behavior binder, with behavior contracts inside. If for some reason a student loses three or more Dojo points in one day, they will sign a behavior contract, and we will talk about the choices that were made that day. The contract will be sent home for the parent to discuss making better choices with their child, sign it and return it the next day.


*If the case arises where your child is consistently breaking classroom and school rules, I will contact you to discuss it further.  My goal is to build a positive behavior system that motivates students to make smart choicesI believe students learn better when there is consistent structure in the classroom, and that begins with their behavior!

*I also wanted to thank everyone who purchased items from our classroom Wishlist! I have not had a chance to write thank you cards yet to everyone, but Mrs. Ubarri has shown me everything that has been brought in and we appreciate it more than you know! Thank you thank you thank you for supporting our classroom! 

 *I speak with Mrs. Ubarri each week to discuss what is going on in the classroom. She is doing an excellent job! Please let your child know I miss them very much and I will be back very soon! 




** I have also attached our classroom Wish List- it is through Amazon! If you wish to contribute to the classroom, it would be greatly appreciated 🙂 

                                                      Classroom Wishlist

If you wish to donate supplies to the classroom below is our classroom wish list!

 Brandi Stanley

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