October 15th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


October 15, 2018


*I will post the spelling words each week on my website.  Go to the St. Al’s web page and to 3rd grade.  You may have to swipe left on my posts to get to it.  I also post my weekly newsletter as well.


*I will teach the students Personal Safety (Virtus) this week.  We are required by the diocese to teach this once a year.


*On November 1st, we will have the All Saints/All Souls Mass at the church at 12:15.  This is an all Parish Mass.  Third grade is planning this Mass so please plan on joining us if you can.


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

  1. Spelling Words (Test Friday)
  2. Reading Log (Kids should be reading 10-15 minutes or more each night.)
  3. Math Log (Kids should be practicing their math facts for at least 10 minutes

each night.)

  1. Double-sided math sheet

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, October 26th, Hallowfest
  • Wednesday, October 31st, Halloween Party (more info. to come)
  • Thursday, November 1st, All Saints/All Souls Mass, 12:15 at St. Al’s Church
  • November 8th & 9th, Parent/Teacher Conferences, No School
  • November 12th, Veteran’s Day Observed, No School
  • Wednesday, November 21st, Early Dismissal, 12:00
  • November 22nd-23rd, Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30th, Picture Retakes

Curricular Information:

Math:  During Number Corner, we have been learning about geometric shapes as well as measuring volume and length.  We are learning that shapes can be defined by their vertices, sides, and line segments.  We are also learning the names of these shapes and that four sided figures are called quadrilaterals.  We measured liquid volume this week and learned that 250 ml is ¼ of a liter bottle.  We are collecting orange water to measure this month.  We also continued to learn subtraction strategies using a number line as well as multiplying on a number line.  We have lots going on in math!


Reading:  We began our guided reading groups this week.  The children meet with me in small groups to read and work on comprehension, strategies, vocabulary, and other skills.  We began writing our own wonderings and connections on sticky notes as we read.  By writing down our thoughts, we have a better understanding of our texts.  We also started grammar instruction this week by reviewing nouns.


Social Studies:  We continued to learn about the hemispheres on our globe.


Writing:  We learned about paragraph writing and understanding that our paragraphs should be between 3-5 sentences long.  We also learned that our paragraphs should be about one thought and then we transition into a new paragraph when we are writing a new thought.


Science:  We did an experiment that answered our research question, “How does water move on a slope?”  We wrote our research in our science journals, as well as added vocabulary to our dictionaries and information to our pictorial charts.


Religion:  The children paired up with a partner to do an open-book quiz on the first two chapters of their Religion books.  We also shared intentions together and celebrated Mass.