Mrs. Flynn's Class

Updates, Reminders, and Fun Things to Try!

Class News

Curriculum:


MATH We finished up Unit 5 of math and will start Unit 6 which is a review of subtraction ( a few still have issues with borrowing), more multiplication, and order of operations.


Communications: Next week will be our last week in Unit 4 and will start Unit 5. Make sure to check out our website www.sunflowerthirdgrade.com to see information on the weekly stories, listen to the stories, review vocabulary, and work on the spelling words.


AR: Please keep encouraging your child to read at home. Only a few students have met their AR goal this quarter. We have until March 8th. The reward this quarter is a pizza party!


MTSS: We are in our last week of reading mtss and will begin four weeks of math instruction. MTSS is based on the students lowest RIT strand, they will receive direct instruction on that to help raise that score when we take the spring MAP test.


Valentine's Party - Our Valentine's party will be on Thursday, February 14th at 2:30. Please remember your valentine for each student - we have 21 students in the class. Students may bring a decorated box or bag for their valentines. Student names are:



  1. Bella
  2. Jacob
  3. Ariah
  4. Alyssa
  5. Kyndall
  6. Terrence
  7. Hayden
  8. Cody
  9. Jaycen
  10. Evan
  11. Maryn
  12. Anthony
  13. JLee
  14. Grace
  15. Jayce
  16. Shaelynn
  17. Lillian
  18. Mason
  19. Jackson
  20. Cecelia
  21. Violet


MISC:

Congratulations! Congrats to Cecelia who was our class representative for the all-school spelling bee. She made it further than any other third grader! Nice job for a brand new experience!


PTO Dinner & Auction Our class is teaming up with Mrs. Vlasity's class to put together a "Family Fun Night" themed auction basket that will be in the PTO's silent auction March 22nd. This is PTO's main and only fundraiser that helps us go on field trips and for special items. Please donate if you can. A flyer will go home soon - we are looking for board games, card games, movies, snacks, books - anything that would be fun family time. We will also accept monetary donations towards a container to hold it all - something like a bench/ottoman with storage and that games could be played on top of. We will start accepting donations now.


Upcoming Events/Items

Feb 1st School Store

Feb 14 2:30 Class Valentine Party

Feb 18 - No School Presidents Day

Feb 28th 3rd Grade Music Program at 7 pm - Students will stay with parents until 6:45 and then they will walk to the MPR/Lunchroom. Students will not be coming back to the lunchroom and will need to leave their belongings with their parents/guardians.

March 4 - No School Parent-teacher conferences from 4pm-8pm

March 8 - No School Parent teacher conferences from 8am-12pm

March 22 PTO Dinner & Auction Fundraiser

Candy

We are always looking for candy for our candy bucket.

Techie Tools

General Class Information


Parent Communication


I feel communication between us is very important. I will send out emails, notices through Bloomz (more info below) and student work through seesaw. The two main apps I would like you to download if possible are Bloomz and seesaw. Bloomz will allow messaging for reminders, volunteer sign-ups (this is where our holiday party sign-ups are), class wishlist signups, student behavior monitoring, and eventually parent-teacher conference scheduling.




The other app is seesaw. This is a student portfolio app. This is not something that is required, but you will have access to see your student's work and some of the things they do,



AR (Accelerated Reader)


AR - Students read at home -suggested 20 minutes a night. They are given a point goal for the quarter. Picture books are worth .5, or half a point. Chapter books can range in point value depending on their content. In order for students to make their goal, they need to have reached their point goal along with keeping an overall 80% comprehension. Please encourage your child to take the AR quizzes. Students can only take quizzes at school. Parents can login to homeconnect (link below in the techie tools) with their student's login information and check their progress. You can also set it up to receive an email with your student's scores when they take a quiz.




Planner


Students will bring home their planner every night. They should have it filled out with they day's information, and parents should sign it nightly. Also, any extra work students do such as, get online on one of our classroom sites, study flashcards, study spelling words, or study math facts - write that in the planner and students will earn extra dojo points. Also, you can write transportation notes or questions in the planner.




School Store


School store is normally on the first Friday of the month. Students may bring money to purchase panther related items at lunch.

Specials Schedule

Just a reminder - tennis shoes are preferred on P.E. day.

Monday - Science - Music-P.E

Tuesday - Library

Wednesday - PE-Music

Thursday - Science

Friday - Computers-Art

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.