Mrs. Flynn's Class

Updates, Reminders, and Fun Things to Try!

Fall in love with a new book series.....

Last week I went to the Johnson County Library and picked up some series chapter books that I don't have in my classroom library. I've several different genres including some non-fiction, in hopes to get the students excited. I love series because there's another book waiting to be read. Students also read and recommend to their friends. I don't mind taking the time to get them and looking up the AR level for them - I just ask when they check one out with me that they are careful and respectful with the books. We've talked about how I am responsible for those books.

Valentine's Party

Valentine's Party - Students will not be making boxes at home, we will decorate white sacks to use. Students will need to make valentine's cards for everyone in our class. If you would like to donate craft supplies to help with decorating our sacks - that would be great! Stickers, ribbon, etc.

Student Names:


  1. Philip
  2. Sydney
  3. Emily
  4. Rex
  5. Alex
  6. Ruthi
  7. Camryn
  8. Krislyn
  9. Haylie
  10. Lawson
  11. Grace
  12. Madison
  13. Dannica
  14. Makenzi
  15. Owen
  16. Ayden
  17. Levi
  18. Hank
  19. Taylor
  20. Kayden


We are still in need of drinks & a game/activity. Please let me know if you would be able to help out.

Kansas State Testing & MAP Testing Schedule

Our third-grade team of teachers got together and planned out our testing schedule. I'll share as soon as it's finalized, but I can give you the weeks we are testing now.


State Testing:

  1. The week of February 29th we will test on Monday the 29th, Tuesday the 1st, and Wednesday the 2nd.
  2. The week of April 4th through the 8th


MAP Spring Assessment: The week of April 18th through April 21st.


If possible, please try to schedule appointments around these dates. If you have something that will conflict, let me know A.S.A.P. so I can plan accordingly. As it stands, some of our times go through our normal lunch and we will need to eat lunch with a different grade level. Healthy snacks will be allowed to tide us over till lunch. Lunch is a great concern to these kiddos. ;)

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:

DVD's:

Dolphin Tail 2

Despicable Me

Despicable Me 2

Goonies

Jumanji/RV

Classroom Wishlist

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

Eat Out for Technology

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 4pm

2 Morningside Drive

Paola, KS

Mention Sunflower Elementary and a percentage of sales will go towards technology for Sunflower.

Mom & Me Movie Night

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 6pm

1401 East 303rd Street

Paola, KS

In the Gym

School Store

Friday, Feb. 5th, 11am

1401 East 303rd Street

Paola, KS

Valentine's Party

Friday, Feb. 12th, 2:30pm

Paola, KS, United States

Paola, KS

President's Day - No School

Monday, Feb. 15th, 8am

1401 East 303rd Street

Paola, KS

No School!

3rd Grade Music Program

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 7pm

1401 East 303rd Street

Paola, KS

Students will meet in their classrooms no earlier than 6:45. Make sure they leave coats with you as they will not be returning to the classroom.

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.