November 4th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News

 

November 4, 2019

 

*I am so proud of our 3rd grade Saints!  They did a great job at Mass!  Thank you to all who joined us for our Mass on Friday.

 

*I am very appreciative of all your support for our Halloween party!  Thank you to those who volunteered and to those who donated items.  I am appreciative of Ann Smith and Sarah Schwering for organizing this fun event.

 

*I am looking forward to seeing you all at conferences and visiting about your awesome children!

 

*Students must now wear pants instead of uniform shorts.  Girls can still wear jumpers with uniform leggings or tights.  Please send your child with winter coats, hats, and gloves.  Winter is upon us and we still go outside unless it’s below 20 degrees.

 

Homework:

*None!  Let’s take a break from homework in honor of conferences.  We’ll pick it up again next week.

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday and Friday, November 7 & 8, Conferences, No School
  • Monday, November 11th, Veteran’s Day, No School
  • Friday, November 22nd, Picture Retakes
  • Wednesday, November 27th, Early Release 12:00 p.m., ELC closes at 3:00 p.m.
  • November 28-29, No School, Thanksgiving Break, ELC closed

 

Curricular Information:

Math:  We began our new unit on multiplication.  We are studying several multiplication strategies (ratio tables, loops and groups, arrays, and repeated addition).  We also wrapped up our October Number Corner study of geometric shapes and liquid volume.  On Halloween we enjoyed creating Halloween story problems.

 

Religion:  We began our new unit on the parts of the Mass.  We are learning about what we do during Mass, as well as why we do different things during Mass.  We began to write our own books of Mass so we can remember and teach others.  This week, we also practiced for our All Saints/All Souls Mass.

 

Science:  We did a new experiment to study why ice floats.  We are currently learning about density and will continue to study it this week.  We also enjoyed watching Mr. Flanagan do some Halloween chemistry with us!  One of his experiments was to make our carved pumpkin “puke.”  Thank you Mr. Flanagan!!  Look for these photos on my website.

 

Reading & Writing:  We continued learning about plural nouns.  We learned the rule that if a word ends with an ‘f,’ then we must drop the ‘f’ and add ‘ves’ to the end.  We also continued to write stories, as well as meet in guided reading groups.