March 25th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News

 

March 25, 2019

 

*Parent Math Night:  We will have a K-4 Math night for parents on April 16th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  It is an evening for parents to learn more about our math curriculum and to explore what we do daily in math.  You will earn 1 volunteer hour for coming to our math night.  Please, this is a meeting for parents only.  Please email me an RSVP if you are coming.  I hope you all can make it!

 

*Students may begin wearing shorts after spring break.

 

*I can tell a lot of kids are practicing their multiplication facts at home.  Keep up the good work!!

 

*Homework:

  • Cursive: Please encourage your child to try their best with neat writing. (Due Monday after Spring Break)
  • Math: Double-sided sheet (Due Monday after Spring Break)
  • 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 Monday after Spring Break)
  • Reading Log: Please read for 15 minutes each night. (Due Monday after Spring Break)
  • Spelling Words: Test Friday

Upcoming Events:

  • April 1-5, Spring Break, No School, ELC open
  • April 10th, Insect Project Due
  • April 16th, Math Night, 6:30-7:30
  • April 16th, Class Picture Day
  • April 19th, Good Friday, Stations of the Cross
  • April 21st, Easter
  • April 22nd, Easter Monday Holiday, No School, ELC Closed
  • April 25th, Easter Mass, 10:15
  • May 3rd, Living Rosary
  • May 3rd, Noon dismissal, Teacher Inservice

Curricular Information:

Math:  We solved some area and perimeter puzzles.  We also added to our large fraction numberline string and compared fractions.  On Wednesday, we learned about lineplots and how they help us to organize information.  We also worked on elapsed time and our multiplication facts.  On Thursday, we reviewed for our upcoming math test.

 

Language Arts:  We learned about language that signals new learning when we read non-fiction.  We enjoyed writing down our “aha” learning on sticky notes and sharing these with our table groups.  We also read information in our insect expert groups and highlighted the main ideas and underlined key details.  Our goal in our expert groups is to be able to teach others the key information we learn.  We have now wrapped up our opinion writing and are currently working on informational writing.  We took our mealworm research we did in the technology lab last week and turned it into 5 paragraph informational essays.  I will individually conference with the students about their writing pieces.

 

Religion:  Your students rocked the Creed!  They did very well telling me the Apostles’ Creed individually.  During Religion, we reflected on our actions during Lent.  We also prayed intentions for others.  On Thursday, we went to our Lenten Mass.

 

Science:  We have many beetles!  We have witnessed so much change these last few weeks with our mealworms.  We actually got to see a newly hatched beetle from its pupa this week.  Ask your child what color the beetle is when it first comes out of the pupa.  We also worked in our insect expert groups and did our mealworm research writing.

 

Social Studies:  We continued our study of Spokane history by going back millions of years in time.  I shared a book I made about how the land in Spokane was created.  Ask your child how our land came to be.  We put our learning on a timeline.  We also explored a map of the world and learned about the Bering Strait.  We learned that Native Americans used to walk across that land.  We began our pictorial chart and learned about the every day life of the Spokane Native Americans too.  The children are learning signal words.  Ask them what “influential” and “era” means.