Smarty Panda Newsletter

Week of February 8th, 2016

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Important Dates and Homework

Feb. 8-12th - School Book Fair

Feb. 8th - 1:20 p.m. Class Book Fair Preview

Feb. 10th - Valentine party supplies due

Feb. 11th - 1:20 p.m. Class Book Fair Buy Time

Feb. 12th - Spelling test - air and ear pattern

Feb. 12th - All Pro Dads in the library at 7 am

Feb. 12th - Valentine's mail boxes due

Feb. 12th - Valentine's Party 12:30-1:30

Feb. 16th - School Talent Show at 7 pm

Feb. 18th - Red Day and Jump Rope for Heart

Feb. 19th - Cereal Box Biography due

Feb. 23rd -6:30 PTA General meeting

Feb. 24th - Six Flags Reading sheet due for your free ticket!

Feb. 24th - Report cards go home. Wear a college shirt day.

Feb. 25th - Spring and Class pictures

Don't forget your 20 minutes of guided reading each night. The more you practice, the better you get!

What We Are Learning

Reading Genre - Biographies & Nonfiction Text Features

Author study - David Adler

Writing - Expository writing and text features

Spelling - air and ear spelling pattern

Math - Adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers in story problems cont.

Social Studies - Historical figures: Sojourner Truth, W.E.B. DuBois, Women Air Service Pilots, and Theodore Roosevelt

Valentine's Day Party

To prepare for our party, please work with your child to create their Valentine mailbox. Be sure to add their name somewhere visible, so we can tell whose is whose. If you need a shoebox to decorate, let me know and I'll send one home.

When addressing the valentines, simply label them to "friend". The kiddos will still be delivering them, but they will be able to deliver them more quickly instead of matching each name to each box.

Thank you for pitching in and visiting to see what supplies we will be needing. We would like them to arrive before the 10th, so we can make any last minute trips to the grocery store.

Parents are welcome to attend too! It is February 12th from 12:20-1:30. Please let me know if you have any questions.

We had 3 more kids read their way to Six Flags!

A Look into the Library

Homework Pass

If this time of year is crazy for you, like it is for us, you might want to check if your child has a homework pass. Everyone receives one for their birthday (or half birthday), Halloween and on the 100th day. Just a friendly reminder in case you need to use it :)

Contact Information

Don't forget our Remind text messaging program. Text "@spandas" to 81010.

Anytime you want to check on how your child is doing, check out our Dojo points at

My conference time is 1:50-2:40.