February 11th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News



February 11, 2019


*Thank you to everyone who supported our school auction by attending, volunteering, and donating.  We are so appreciative of your continued support of our school.




  • Cursive: A double-sided cursive sheet will now be included in the weekly packets.  Please encourage your child to try their best with neat writing. (Due Tuesday)
  • Math: Double-sided sheet (Due Tuesday)
  • Math Log: Please continue to have your child practice math facts (especially multiplication facts) each night.  It is so important for them to know their facts quickly. (Due Tuesday)
  • Reading Log: Please read for 15 minutes each night. (Due Tuesday)
  • Spelling Words: None 😊



Upcoming Events:

  • February 14th, Valentine’s Party
  • February 15th, No School, Inservice
  • February 18th, No School, Presidents’ Day
  • February 21st, 3rd & 4th grades Chapel Mass
  • March 8th, No School, Inservice
  • March 21st, Lenten Mass at St. Al’s, 10:15
  • March 22nd, Conferences, No School
  • March 28th, Lenten Reconciliation
  • April 1-5, Spring Break, No School


Curricular Information:

Math:  We continued working on multi-digit subtraction and rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100.  Many of the students could use extra practice with multi-digit subtraction with zero in the tens column (ex.  407-198).  Please work on this concept with your child at home.  We also reviewed and took our end of the unit test.  In Number Corner, we are working on finding the area and perimeter of shapes, as well as understanding money as fractions (ex.  $0.10 = 1/10 of a dollar).


Language Arts:  We continued learning about how to write a strong five paragraph opinion essay by working on one piece together as a whole class.  I am taking them slowly through the process and we are creating one large piece together that will eventually be up on our wall so they can reference it when writing their own pieces.  We also continued learning cursive.


Religion:  The children did a wonderful job teaching the Holy Trinity at Monday Morning Prayer.  Thank you to those who were able to join us.  We are now beginning to learn the first part of the Apostles’ Creed.  The children will memorize the entire Creed by the end of the year and will be tested on it.  We looked at the first part and highlighted tough words, and then added them to our Religion dictionaries.  We also began learning the sign language and spoken words of the first part.


Science:  We are now learning about life cycles and our first one we are studying is the mealworm.  Our little critters arrived on Monday and of course the children have already named them.  😊  We began learning about mealworms by adding “organisms” and “mealworms” to our insect dictionaries.  We also made our first observations in our insect journals, and added the body parts to our pictorials.