September 24th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News



Sebtember 24, 2018

*I have been asked by the Kids Newspaper if they can interview 9 of my students about the topic of money.  This is happening on September 26th and each child interviewed will have a comment published.  She will take a photo and their first name will be published.  Please let me know by responding to this email if you do not want your child interviewed.  If we have more than 9 kids interested in being interviewed, I will draw names out of a hat to be fair.


*Our first Scholastic book order went home last week!  It is due on Friday, September 28th (checks only, no cash please).  You can pay by credit card on-line at with our class code QMCQ3.


*Homework:  It is due by the following Monday. Please let me know if you have any questions.

  1. Spelling Words (Test next Monday due to shortened week)
  2. Reading Log
  3. Math Log
  4. Double-sided math sheet


*Map Testing:  This will begin this week!  We will have one of our sessions this Wednesday morning (the 26th).  During this session, we will become familiar with the test and the Chromebooks.  We will also start one of the tests.  On October 1st-4th, we will complete our MAP testing.  Please try and have your child well rested for our MAP testing.  Let me know if you have any questions!


*Our Leadership students and our parish are collecting items for the House of Charity this week.  Please have your items here by the 30th.  Items include coffee mugs, socks, underwear, towels, razors, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, foot powder, unopened/unexpired bottles of Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Tums, Cough Drops, etc.  You can either bring them here or drop them off in the barrels on the side steps of St. Aloysius church.

Upcoming Events:

  • MAP test, Wednesday, September 26th
  • Thursday, September 27th, 10:15, Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. Al’s church
  • Friday, September 28th, Teacher In-service, No School
  • MAP test, Monday, October 1st-Thursday, October 4th
  • Wednesday, October 3rd, Blessing of the Animals, 2:30
  • Friday, October 5th, Teacher In-service, No School
  • Wednesday, October 10th, Individual Pictures
  • Thursday, October 11th, All School Mass, 10:15
  • Friday, October 26th, Hallowfest


Curricular Information:

Math:  We continued to look at different strategies on the addition table and the subtraction table.  We also reviewed the expanded form of numbers.  We have been learning how to take notes in our math journals on the work we do together.  In addition, we learned a fun addition card game that you can actually use any deck of cards to play.  Ask your child how to play!  J


Reading:  Mrs. Manfred continued assessing students individually on their reading.  We have also been reading as a class, books on friendship, community, and kindness.


Social Studies:  We began our study of maps by reading the book, “Me on the Map.”  We then drew our own maps of our rooms at homes.  Slowly, we are adding parts to those maps, including a legend.


Religion:  We dove back into the Old Testament again and learned about how God spoke to people like Abraham, Sarah, Ruth, and Naomi just like He talks to us today.  We discussed how we use prayer to talk to God.


Writing:  We continued writing personal narratives this week.  We studied the author, Karen Hesse, with her book “Come On, Rain!”  We discovered that she paints pictures with words for her readers just as artists paint pictures with a paintbrush.  We tried to paint pictures with words as we wrote this week.


Science:  We did our first Science experiment!  We researched our question, “What happens when water falls on different surfaces?”  We used eye droppers to drop water on different materials and we wrote our observations.  We also answered our research question in our Science journals.  In addition, we discussed new vocabulary in this experiment and created a class “Cognitive Content Dictionary.”