Schmidt's Smarty Pandas

Week of December 7th

What We Are Learning

Spelling - Unit 12: ou and ow words

Reading - exaggeration in storytelling

Genre - Tall tales

Author study - Steven Kellogg

Writing - Imaginative narratives

Grammar - adverbs

Math - Popcorn math and Number lines

Science - Force and Motion

Important Dates and Homework

Dec. 8th - progress reports come home in Tuesday folders (please sign and return)

Dec. 9th - adverb homework due

Dec. 10th - Picture make-up day

Dec. 11th - 7:00 am All-Pro Dads in the library

Dec. 11th - number line homework due

Dec. 11th - spelling test

Dec. 12th - 10-11:00 am Read with Rover (and Mrs. G.) at the Denton libraries

Dec. 15th - Canned food drive ends

Dec. 16th - Stocking stuffers due

Dec. 17th - 10:15-11 Expo Winter Store

Dec. 17th - 7:00 Winter concert

Dec. 17th - 12:20-1:30 Winter party

Dec. 18th - Upcycle project due

Dec. 18th - Last day to complete Popcorn math facts

Dec. 18th - End of 3rd 6 weeks (already?!)

Dec. 21st - Jan. 1st Winter Holiday break

Don't forget 20 min. of Guided Reading every night.

If you read extra, write it on the pink All-Star Reader sheet and your Six Flags sheet (due 02/26).

Class Winter Party

Our Class Winter party will be Thursday, December 17th. Please check out to let us know what you can contribute to the festivities. I sent out a link in an email or you can search my my email address

We are still in need of:

24 rolls of cheap toilet paper

a package of baby carrots

5 dozen powered doughnut holes or mini-doughnuts

2 containers of white icing

3 containers of icing sprinkles (Xmas colors)

a carton of strawberries

We would also love for you to join us! Please RSVP on the site so I can make sure we have enough seats for everyone :) It will be from 12:20-1:30. Thanks!

Stocking Stuffers

Instead of exchanging gifts, each student in our class will have a decorated bag for our winter party. If you are able to send 19 small "somethings" for the stockings, we would appreciate it! You can send whatever you'd like, but some ideas of things for the stockings include: 19 holiday stickers, 19 small candies, 19 pencils, 19 erasers, 19 small toys or other goodies. Our winter party will be Dec. 17th. I would like to have the stockings ready to go on that morning. If you can send in your goodies before or on that date, it would be really helpful. Your child will be responsible for adding them to each stocking. Thank you for making this winter treat successful!

Our 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.