Newsletter October 7th

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


October 7, 2019


*Our Spelling Test will be next Monday, October 14th, due to the short week this week.


*Please check out our website!  Go to the St. Al’s web page, then to students, and finally to 3rd grade.  I have posted lots of pictures of our learning and happenings in 3rd grade.  Each week I also post the spelling words and our newsletter if you need to access them.


*On Tuesday of this week, our school will be walking over to 4th Memorial Church at 9:15 in the morning to practice our school Evacuation Drill.  We will be gone for about an hour (give or take).  Please plan accordingly if your child will be tardy.  Do not plan on dropping off your child during this time-frame.  Thank you!


*If you are not receiving emails from the school, please check your junk or spam folder.  You should have received several emails by now.


*The students did a great job during MAP testing this week!


*We will begin our Virtus (Personal Safety) lessons this week.  Every year the Diocese of Spokane requires the students to go through a series of Personal Safety lessons during the month of October.  Let me know if you have questions.



*Reading Log (Please have your child read at least 20 minutes every night either to you or

independently.   You may also choose to read to your child too.  Please mark down the minutes read on

the log.)

Due the following Monday

**There is a parent signature line at the top of the sheet.  Please sign.**


*Math Log (This is located on the other side of the reading log.  Please either help your child learn math

facts quickly by quizzing them or your child may practice math facts independently too.  Please try and

have your child practice math facts every night for at least 10 minutes.  Record the minutes on the math

log.  Start with addition and subtraction and then onto multiplication.  By the end of 3rd grade, the

children are required to fluently know their multiplication facts to 10.

Due the following Monday

**There is a parent signature line at the top of the sheet.  Please sign.**


*Math Sheet (This is double-sided and reflects our learning in class.)

Due the following Monday


*Spelling (The words are attached for the test next Monday.  Your child can study any way and

the sheet does not have to be returned to me.)

Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, October 8th, 9:15, Evacuation Drill to 4th Memorial Church
  • Wednesday, October 9th, Individual Student Pictures
  • Thursday, October 10th, 10:15, All School Mass
  • Friday, October 11th, Teacher In-service, No School
  • Friday, October 25th, Hallowfest
  • Friday, November 1st, All Saints/All Souls Mass, 12:15 at church, (Third grade is in charge of this Mass. Please join us if you are able.)
  • Thursday and Friday, November 7 & 8, Conferences, No School
  • Monday, November 11th, Veteran’s Day, No School


Curricular Information:

Math:  We wrapped up our September Number Corner on multiplication and began our October Number Corner on shapes and measuring volume.  We also measured objects in our classroom using centimeters.  We learned that measuring in centimeters is using a standard unit of measurement.  We learned some new strategies for adding larger numbers as well.


Religion:  We finished our study of units 1 and 2 of our Religion textbooks.  We worked on finding the answers to a “quiz” on both units with a partner.


Social Studies:  We expanded our map skills to include a study of the parts of the globe.  We learned about hemispheres, the Equator, and the Prime Meridian.


Science:  We read part of the book called “Drops of Water.”  We were able to take notes on our learning using a pictorial chart.


Reading:  We are learning that it is important to monitor our own comprehension so we understand what we read.  We also continued to read in small guided groups, as well as do word study in both small groups and in the large group.


Writing:  We continued our study of nouns by learning that we capitalize proper nouns.  We were able to use the book, “Chrysanthemum,” to notice how we capitalize proper nouns.