April 30th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News

 

April 30th, 2018

 

Important Information:

  • We are having MAP testing this week!
  • Scholastic orders are due this Friday.  Please enclose a check (not cash) so I can mail it in.  If you are ordering on line, our class code is QMCQ3.
  • Homework this Week:
  1. Math and Reading Logs
  2. Math Sheet (The children have been learning that when making fractions on a number line, 1 whole = 6/6 or 2/2 or 5/5, etc. Please check to see if their spacing is correct when drawing in their fractions to show equal parts on the number line.  When comparing fractions with > < =, they can draw both fractions on the line to compare.)
  3. Cursive Practice
  4. Spelling Words (Test Friday)

 

Upcoming Events:

  • April 30th-May 4th, MAP testing 3rd grade
  • May 3rd, Class Mass with 2nd and 4th grades
  • May 10th, Living Rosary, 10:15 at church
  • May 11th, No School, Inservice Day
  • May 18th, Marian Mass, 10:15 at church
  • May 28th, No School, Memorial Day

 

Curricular Information:

Math:  We worked on many concepts this week.  We solved multiplication and division fact families.  We also solved for unknowns in multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction problems.  We continued our study of fractions by making a giant string fraction number line, and creating double number lines to compare fractions.

 

Writing:  We learned about possessive pronouns during grammar.  We also continued with our cursive writing practice.  In addition, we have been studying fairy tales and began to learn how they can help us to write our own narratives.

 

Religion:  We talked about being faithful to God and each other.  We took time to reflect on how we are faithful in all aspects of our lives.  We also practiced for our Monday Morning Prayer.

 

Social Studies:  Our class learned a stick game that the Spokane Native Americans may have played.  They had a super fun time playing that stick game.  Have them show you how to play!  We also learned that Native Americans used symbolic language to communicate in writing.  We created our own Native American symbol stories.  Come see them on our bulletin board!

 

Science:  We did a fun experiment with magnets this week and discovered  that magnets can pull iron objects through other materials.