April 9th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


April 9th, 2018


I hope you all had an enjoyable Spring Break!  Thank you so much to the parents who went with us on our field trip to the Academy!  The children had a wonderful time taking their writing to the residents.  Also, thank you to the volunteers who helped us make our hot cross buns.  I appreciate the support!


Important Information:

  • Thank you for returning your fund run survival packets.  If you have not returned it, please do so ASAP.
  • We are heading on a bus field trip to the Spokane House on Wednesday, April 18th.  We will be gone most of the day that day.  I’m excited to take the children there because we have studied during our Spokane Native American unit about how it began as a fur trapping trading post in the 1800’s.  I have attached the permission slips to this packet.  Sign and return them so your child can attend.  Please let me know if you would like to come with us.
  • Please continue to collect Boxtops for Education.  Thank you!
  • Homework this Week:
  1. Math and Reading Logs
  2. Math Sheet
  3. Cursive Practice
  4. Spelling Words (Test Friday)


Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, April 18th, Fieldtrip to The Spokane House
  • Friday, April 20th, Family Dance, 6:00-8:00p.m.
  • Thursday, April 26th, Easter Mass, 10:15
  • April 30th, Third Grade Monday Morning Prayer
  • 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 learned about measuring volumes with liters and milliliters.   We enjoyed using measuring cups to measure liquid.  We also learned a new math game in which we add sums to 1000.  In addition, we continued to work problems with area and perimeter.


Writing:  We wrote reflections about our class Social Justice project for Kira’s Kloset.  They are on display in the hall.  We also continued to learn cursive.


Religion:  We continued our study of Holy Week.  We have created a class process grid of Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter.  We were able to experience washing of the feet in our class on Thursday.  In addition, we made hot cross buns with Mrs. Croft’s class.  They are a traditional Good Friday breakfast treat to remember that Christ died on the Cross for us.  On Friday we went to Stations of the Cross at the church.


Science:  We enjoyed presenting our insect projects to our class as well as during our museum with other classes.  The students did such a great job on these projects!  I was really impressed with all that they learned during this process.  I learned some new and interesting facts too!