Mrs. Flynn's Class

Updates, Reminders, and Fun Things to Try!

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone has had a relaxing and fun winter break. We've now recharged and are ready to start the second half of the year strong!


Holiday Party - Thank you so much for those that donated items for our party! Thank you to Mrs. Hay for coming in and doing an ornament craft with the kiddos.


Grading Changes: From now until the end of the year, students will only be able to correct assignments/tests for a higher grade if they scored below a 70%. They will then have an opportunity to correct and score a grade of up to a 70%. I will still work with students and have them correct - however the grade will only change up to a 70% if the original score was less than 70%.


All school spelling bee: One representative from each class will participate in the all school spelling bee. The top two finalists will compete in the Miami County Spelling Bee. The Sunflower spelling bee is at 1:30pm on Wednesday, January 13th. I will send home a study guide to those students who are interested tomorrow, Tuesday and we will have a class spelling bee with these words this Friday to determine our class representative.

Extra Credit

Extra credit is available to students - They know where it is located - some extra credit is available to print off from our classroom website. It is the students' responsibility to take, complete, and turn in extra credit.


*We are now working in our second math journal. Students will be bringing home their first one home and may turn in any pages we didn't do for extra credit.

PTO Spring Auction - Movie Night Basket Updated

We've had our first donation!!


I know it may seem far away, but PTO is starting to plan for their annual PTO Dinner and Auction. How this works: classes sign up for a basket theme, we ask for students to bring in donations, our baskets are auctioned off in a silent auction to help raise funds for our PTO. This is the major fundraiser that helps support our schools, without it, we wouldn't be able to attend field trips. PTO pays for busing and ticket amounts over the student contribution. They have also provided grants to teachers for items that directly benefit the students as well as technology items for both Cottonwood and Sunflower. Our class is teamed up with Mrs. Wolford's class and we are doing a Movie Night themed basket. This can include DVDs, popcorn, candy, etc for a movie night in, and we will collect gift cards/certificates to movie theaters for a movie night out. I'm happy to have our theme before Black Friday - there are usually great movie sales that weekend.


So far we have:

Dolphin Tail 2

Classroom Wishlist

  • Baby wipes - or hand wipes.
  • Headphones - for use with computer or iPads
  • Items for PTO auction.

AR Reward

Friday, Jan. 8th, 12pm

1401 East 303rd Street

Paola, KS

Hawaiian Luau for those that made their 2nd qtr AR goal.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Thursday, Jan. 15th 2015 at 6pm

1401 East 303rd Street

Paola, KS

No School - Martin Luther King Day

Sunday, Jan. 18th 2015 at 8am

Paola, KS, United States

Paola, KS

All School Spelling Bee

Tuesday, Jan. 13th 2015 at 1:30pm

1401 East 303rd Street

Paola, KS

One representative from each class will participate in the all school spelling bee. The top two finalists will compete in the Miami County Spelling Bee.

Techie Tools

Mrs. Flynn

Please note grade level curriculum resources can be found on our third grade website at http://www.sunflowerthirdgrade.com That is also where you will find our classroom resources such as our calendar of events, extra credit information, photos of our class, and general classroom information.


Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.