Newsletter April 29th

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News

 

April 29, 2019

 

*Please sign and return our field trip permission slip attached to last week’s homework packet.  Let me know if you need a new one.  Your child won’t be able to attend if it is not signed.  Thank you to those of you who are coming with me on this field trip!  I am very appreciative!!

 

*Our 33rd annual Fund Run is coming up on May 31! This is a super fun community event and an important fundraiser for our school.

Please complete and return your Fund Run Survival Kits ASAP. Our Fund Run team has a ton of data entry to do before we can mail donation request letters!  We have CORPORATE SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES again this year for Fund Run! Sponsor levels range from $500-$5,000. Please see the sponsor registration form attached to the Monday News for details!  Thank you!

 

*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:

  • 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
  • May 31st, Fund Run
  • June 12th, Field Day and Talent Show
  • June 13th, Last Day of School, Early Release

 

Curricular Information:

Math:  We worked a lot this week with area and perimeter.  We enjoyed measuring the area and perimeter of rectangles using grid paper and square tiles.  We also loved measuring the area of objects in our classroom using square paper tiles.  We will have an assessment over this unit this week.

 

Language Arts:  We put all of our learning of comprehension strategies together as we read both fiction and non-fiction this week.  We practiced these strategies as we read together as a class and during our guided groups.  We also began learning about subjects, predicates, and verbs.

 

Religion:  We celebrated our Easter Season with Mass.  We are realizing that Easter is not just a day but is a season.  We also read from our “Jesus Calling” devotional and prayed intentions together.

 

Science:  We began our last unit of the year, magnetism and electricity.  We started this unit off with a couple of experiments to determine what magnets stick to and how strong their force is.  We recorded our research findings in our science notebooks and wrote two new words in our dictionaries (magnet and force).  We also noticed that our caterpillars are getting much bigger!

 

Social Studies:  We enjoyed making teepees out of ice cream cones, frosting, and pretzel sticks.  Thank you for the donations!  We also learned a Native American stick game.  The kids brought these home to share with you.  In addition, we continued our learning by studying the Black Robes (missionary priests) who joined the Native Americans.