April 8th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News

 

April 8, 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.

*On May 8th, we will have our class field trip to the Spokane House on the Spokane River at Riverside State Park.  It is a wonderful field trip that allows the children to experience life as the Spokane Native Americans experienced it many years ago.  It is located on the original site of the first fur trading post in Spokane.  The children will explore the on-sight museum, as well as participate in several stations set up by Spokane House volunteers who reenact life as it was for the Native Americans.  We will be taking a bus and will be gone most of the day.  I wanted to give you a heads up because I will need many volunteers for this trip to monitor small groups.  Please think about it and let me know if you can attend.  If you can, please make sure you have gone through the Virtus training through Aleisha Webb (awebb@dioceseofspokane.org).  Thank you!

*I can tell a lot of kids are practicing their multiplication facts at home.  Keep up the good work!!  We are going to start doing multiplication quick fact assessments weekly now.

 

*If you are looking for free math apps for your children.  Download the “Math Learning Center” apps.  They currently have a fraction app.  Also, “Math Cards” is a good app for quizzing math facts.

 

*The school sent home Catholic Relief Services rice bowls.  The money you collect will go to help those in need through Catholic Relief Services.  Please return your bowls before Easter.  This is optional and thank you to those of you who are collecting.

 

*Homework:

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

Upcoming Events:

  • 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, 10:15
  • April 21st, Easter
  • April 22nd, Easter Monday Holiday, No School, ELC Closed
  • April 25th, Easter Mass, 10:15
  • May 3rd, Living Rosary, 10:15
  • May 3rd, Noon dismissal, Teacher Inservice
  • May 8th, Field Trip to Spokane House
  • May 9th, Chapel Mass
  • May 16th, Marian Mass, 10:15
  • May 27th, Memorial Day, No School

 

Curricular Information:

Math:  We reviewed for and took both our Unit 4 and Number Corner math assessments.  We continued to work on elapsed time, area, data problem solving, and multiplication/division.

 

Language Arts:  We continued to learn about language that signals new learning when we read.  I continued to meet with them individually during writing conferences to set writing goals.  We continued doing informational essay writing by choosing our own topics and doing research on our class I-pads and the Chromebooks in the technology lab.  We will go though the process of taking that information and turning it into an essay.  We had a great conversation about how to take notes and what plagiarism is.  We also studied multi-syllabic words and reviewed for the noun/pronoun quiz we took.

 

Religion:  We loved being able to go to Lenten Reconciliation!  This is such a special time for us to reflect on our sins, go to confession, and receive forgiveness.

 

Science:  We are so excited about our beetles!  We read a book on insects and reflected on our learning.  We also continued working in our Expert groups.

 

Social Studies:  We continued our study of Spokane history by adding to our pictorial chart.  We had a great discussion of what the every day life was like for the Spokane Native Americans years ago.  We also learned a new vocabulary signal word with sign language.  Ask your child what “citizen” means.  We learned our Spokane Native American chant as well.  After saying the chant, we looked for different parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions) on that chant.