October 29th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


October 29, 2018


*The Evacuation Drill went very well.  Hopefully you all received the IRIS alert via email, phone call, and/or text.  If not, please let our office staff know.


*Thank you to those of you who volunteered at Hallowfest!  I appreciate you helping to make this event successful!


*Please look for an email from Bri Barbieri detailing our Halloween party on October 31st at 2:00.  I appreciate your donations and help!


*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.  We will be heading over early that day as well as on Halloween morning to practice.


*Please send PE shoes for Monday, Tuesday, and Friday each week.  If you wish to leave a pair in the classroom, that is fine too.  The children must have tennis shoes in order to participate.


*Please donate your Box Tops.  Many thanks!


*IF you are planning on going on field trips this year, you must be Virtus trained.  Watch the volunteer section of the Monday News to see the scheduled Virtus trainings.  Please contact Aleisha Webb [email protected] for more information.


*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 (Due Monday)


*If you need time to complete the math or reading log over the weekend, feel free to do so.  As long as the children are doing 4 days a week of reading and math facts, it doesn’t matter to me if they are done Monday-Thursday or worked on over the weekend too.


Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, October 31st, Halloween Party, 2:00
  • 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:  This week we solved lots of story problems, as well as reviewed for our upcoming Unit 1 math test.


Reading:  We talked about created a “T Chart” of reasons why meaning breaks down while reading and ways to fix the problems.  We also continued to do some word work.


Social Studies:  We began making our continent maps.  Before we started, we looked at the continents and sang the “Continent Song.”  Ask your child to sing it for you.  J


Writing:  We continued to study how authors add dialogue to their stories.


Science:  We did two experiments this week.  With the first one, we were able to go outside and collect some nature items.  We used the syringe to squirt water on them and see how they repelled water.  We added “repel” to our dictionaries.  With the second one, we learned all about thermometers, temperature, Fahrenheit, and Celsius.  Ask your child what we did with the thermometers.  All of our observations for both experiments were recorded in our Science Journals.


Religion:  We had a great discussion about why we go to Mass.  We also began learning about the parts of the Mass.  We are creating a book about what happens during Mass.  We began with what we do when we enter the church.  We also started preparing for our All Saints Day Mass.