December 17th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News

 Blessings to all of you this Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

December 17, 2018

*Please send your children with warm winter coats.  We are walking over to the church a few times and we still go out to recess.  Thank you!

*Please prayerfully consider donating to our school’s Annual Fund.  It makes an impact for your children.  The first class to have everyone donate will win a free dress pass and pizza/movie party.  One donation per family will go towards all of your children.  Thank you in advance!

Christmas Program:

*Dress Rehearsal at church, 10:00, anyone is welcome to watch (wear uniform)

*Program, 6:30 at church (Meet me in the class pews at 6:15.  Wear

Sunday best.)

*Parking will be limited due to the GU game happening at the same time.

*There will be a cookie reception following the program in the school


*Our class is very excited about the Christmas Program because it follows the Jesse Tree that we have been reading about.

*Homework:  None!  Enjoy the next few weeks with family!!

Upcoming Events:

  • December 18th, Christmas Program, 6:30 p.m., St. Al’s Church
  • December 19th, Advent Reconciliation (Red and Green Free Dress)
  • December 19th, Christmas Party (We are having a simple class party with cocoa, cookie decorating, and a movie. Please look for an email from Brianna Barbieri asking for donations.  Thank you!)
  • December 20th-January 2nd, Christmas Break
  • January 3rd, School Resumes


Curricular Information:

Math:  We looked more closely at multiplication strategies and completed a multiplication table together.  We also reviewed for a math test we took on multiplication this week.  During Number Corner, we have really been exploring equivalent fractions and adding fractions.


Science:  We wrapped up our water and climate unit by reviewing for and taking a quiz.


Religion:  We continued to read our book about the Jesse Tree and adding symbolic ornaments to our own trees.  We explored the Old Testament stories of Moses, Ruth, Samuel, David, Solomon, and Mary.  This journey of the Old Testament stories has led to such rich discussions and learning about Jesus’ lineage.  We also continued to light our class Advent Candles each day and say a daily prayer from our Advent book.  We have learned what the first two candles mean.  Ask your child what they represent.


Language Arts:  We continued our study of nouns by looking at irregular plural nouns.  We also annotated another short article together to help us make meaning of it.  We continued to meet daily in small guided reading groups as well.