Newsletter November 12th

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


November 12, 2019


*I enjoyed meeting with all of you at conferences.  Your children are a joy to teach every day!


*Thank you to those of you who have already signed up to donate Operation Christmas Child items on the sheets outside my classroom door.  All items are due by November 22nd.


*I have attached some Veteran’s Day stars for you to fill out with your child.  Please discuss with your child what a Veteran is.  Then complete as many of the stars as you can by writing a name of a family member or a friend who has been in the Armed Forces (or who is currently serving).  Include their branch of the military and your child’s name on each star.  Let me know if you need more stars or you are free to make extra copies.  Have your child cut out the stars and bring them to school to add to our class poster.



*Math Log:  due Monday

*Reading Log:  due Monday

*Double-Sided Math Sheet:  due Monday

*Spelling Test: Friday


Upcoming Events:

  • 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
  • December 9th, Immaculate Conception Mass, 12:15
  • December 17th, K-8 Christmas Program
  • December 19th, Advent Reconciliation grades 3-8
  • December 23-January 3, Christmas Break
  • January 6th, School Resumes


Curricular Information:

Math:  We continued learning about the multiplication strategies of repeated addition, arrays, and loops and groups.  The children learned a fun multiplication game called “Loops and Groups.”  I have sent a copy home today for you to play with your child.  On the back of the page are the directions.  Feel free to make extra copies if needed.  You do not need to return this sheet to me.  This week, we also learned the algebraic term, “variables.”  We learned that it is when letters stand for numbers.  We practiced several addition, subtraction, and multiplication equations using variables.  We also began to learn about fractions this week during Number Corner.  We are comparing eighths, fourths, and halves on numberlines.  We learned that a fraction is an equal part of a whole.  There was a lot of math learning in just a three day week!!


Religion:  We continued learning about the parts of the Mass.  This week, we learned all about the beginning of Mass and the Liturgy of the Word.  We added pages to our own Mass books that we are creating.


Science:  We reflected back on our lesson last week about why ice floats.  We watched a short video on density and added that word to or science dictionaries.