January 16th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


January 16, 2018


I hope you had a relaxing 3 day weekend!

Important Information:

  • Thank you for all of the paper towel roll donations.  I think we have plenty for now.  I’ll let you know if I need more.
  • Please remember to send p.e. shoes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Scholastic book orders are due by this Friday if you are ordering.  Thank you!
  • Please consider attending our auction on Friday, February 2nd at 5:30 in our new building.   It is a fun way to support our school.  You can register on line at www.stalsschool.org (click on auction tab) or call 489-7825.  Tickets are $60 a person.  This is an adult only event.
  • Homework this Week:
  1. Math Facts Log
  2. Reading Log
  3. Math Sheet (2 sided)
  4. Spelling words (test Friday)

Upcoming Events:

  • January 16th through 19th, MAP teasting
  • January 28th through February 2nd, Catholic School’s Week
  • January 28th, Parish Appreciation Mass
  • January 29th, last day of 2nd Quarter
  • February 1st, Special Person’s Day Mass (Grandparents or special persons are invited that morning.  I will send out more information soon.)
  • February 2nd, Auction, 5:30 in our new building
  • February 5th, Blessing of the New Gym during Monday Morning Prayer (Please come to this if you are able.  It is a very exciting time for our school!)
  • February 13th, Valentine Party celebration
  • February 14th, Ash Wednesday Mass, 12:15
  • February 15-16, No School, Teacher Inservice Days
  • February 19th, No School, Presidents Day

Curricular Information:

Math:  We have been working on fractions and elapsed time during our Number Corner for January.  This week we also worked more on multiplication as well as graphing.


Writing:  We discussed and made a list of noteworthy people, places, and things.  We chose one topic from the list and wrote an opinion piece.  We are learning how to choose a topic, do a pre-write, and then turn that pre-write into paragraphs.  We also continued to learn cursive.


Religion:  We took a quiz on Advent and the Jesse Tree.  We also read from our prayer book and offered up intentions.  On Thursday, we attended the all school Epiphany Mass and learned about chalking the door.


Social Studies:  We saw a video about Martin Luther King Jr.  It was made by my husband and included pictures of our trip to Atlanta and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.  The children loved seeing his childhood home and his church.  We had an in-depth discussion.  They also created a candle art project and wrote about how we can take care of each other’s hearts.  Those are on display in the hall.


Science:  We met our new critters on Monday.  We now have mealworms in our room and are observing their life cycle as they change into Darkling Beetles.


Reading:  We continued to read non-fiction in small guided groups.