Smarty Panda Newsletter

Week of April 4th, 2016

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What We Are Learning

Reading Genre - Expository/Research

Writing - Persuasive assessment

Spelling - Unit 26 number words

Math - Telling time with timelines

Science - The Prairie and animal characteristics

Important Dates and Homework

04/05 - Field trip permission forms go home

04/06 - Math p.50 homework due

04/08 - Field trip forms due

04/08 - Empty shoeboxes due

04/08 - 7 a.m. All Pro Dads in the library

04/08 - Math p.59 & 60 due (rest of packet should be completed already in class)

04/08 - Unit 26 Spelling test

04/15 - End of the 5th Six Weeks

04/20 - Report Cards Go Home and College Awareness Day (wear favorite college shirt)

04/21 - Clear Creek Field Trip

05/04 - STAAR treats due for our goody bags

Box Tops Update

We are still in 2nd place, but our lead is falling further and further away!

We have a total of 1,067 box tops.

Mrs. Frazier's class (4th) is in the lead with 1,217.

Keep on clipping and collecting!

Classroom Needs

-glue sticks

-box tops (please keep collecting!)

Clear Creek Field Trip

Our next field trip will be April 21st. If you would like to join us for a day of exploring prairies and nature, please be sure to complete the school's background check at I will be sending home more information, permission forms and parent forms on Tuesday and they will be due back on Friday.

STAAR Support

On May 9th and 10th, we will be supporting our 3rd grade neighbors as they take the STAAR exam. Our class has adopted Mrs. Jones' classroom. We will be making goodie bags and sending positive notes. We are asking for donations of individually wrapped

* Peppermints

* Mint gum

* Life savors

* Jolly ranchers

* Other hard candy

We will make the goody bags to give to Mrs. Jones' class on the days they take their test. This is just one way that we can show our support for the students who are working hard on these days! Please send them in by May 4th. Thank you so much for your help as we support our school!

Contact Information

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