Mrs. Flynn's Class

Updates, Reminders, and Fun Things to Try!

MAP testing

We will start MAP testing on December 4th. Our second day of testing has been changed to Monday, December 7th 10-11:30. We will go to lunch with fourth grade on this day. Students may bring a small snack to have while testing since we will be going to lunch a little later.
Please encourage your child to give his or her best effort on this assessment.

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.

Holiday Class Party

Our class party will be from 2:15-2:45 on Thursday, December 17th. Items still needed:
  • Favors
  • Game/Craft
  • Paper Goods - plates/napkins

Christmas Around the World

Sunflower is looking for parent volunteers to run stations at our Christmas Around the World Celebration. Our stations will run Friday, December 18, 8:30-12:00ish.

You can help by choosing a country that you would like to teach students about and have a very short activity, snack, or craft for them to enjoy at your station. Or, if you are not comfortable coming up with an activity, let staff choose the country and prepare the activity for you to teach about at your station.

Please let us know by December 4 if you would like to help out.

Holiday Hoopla Happenings

Mon, Dec 14th: Christmas Sock Day! Wear your favorite Christmas socks, but bring shoes for recess & lunch!

Tues, Dec 15th: Christmas Sweater Day! Wear a CRAZY Christmas sweater or shirt!

Wed, Dec 16th: Let it Snow Day! Wear all white and dress like a snowman!

Thurs, Dec 17th: Santa Hat Day! Wear your Santa Hat and be ready to Move & Groove at the Santa Jingle Jam. Class parties in the afternoon!

Fri, Dec 18th: Christmas Pajama Day! Wear your favorite Christmas pajamas and bring your comfy pillow and Christmas stuffed animal to settle in for our All School movie. Bring shoes for recess & lunch!

We will be watching the original version of The Wizard of Oz this year.

Classroom Wishlist

  • Baby wipes - or hand wipes.
  • Headphones - for use with computer or iPads
  • Gel pens for our interactive notebooks.
  • Items for PTO auction.

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

School Store

Friday, Dec. 4th, 11pm

1401 East 303rd Street

Paola, KS

Bring money to buy school pride/panther items.

AR Cutoff for 2nd Quarter

Friday, Dec. 18th, 2:45pm

1401 East 303rd Street

Paola, KS

Holiday Break

Monday, Dec. 21st, 9pm to Monday, Jan. 4th 2016 at 11pm

Paola, KS, United States

Paola, KS

Holiday Break -Happy Holidays!. If you are able, continue to read and maybe even get on frontrow and practice your math.

Techie Tools

Mrs. Flynn

Please note grade level curriculum resources can be found on our third grade website at 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.