Newsletter December 9th

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


December 9, 2019

*I have sent home the unit 2 preassessment this week to use as a study guide for their test on Thursday.  We will also be reviewing in class.  It is optional for your child to do and does not need to be turned in.


*Please prayerfully consider donating to our Annual Fund.  Your gifts help our school in so many important ways.  Thank you!


*Aleisha Webb is in need of volunteers for the Christmas Program.  Please sign up on “Track It Forward” if you can help in any way.  Thank you!


*If you are picking up your child early, please let me know.  We are not always in our classroom and I can give you an idea of where we might be when you are picking up your child.  Thank you!



*Math & Reading Log:  Due Monday

*Math:  Optional Study Guide

*Spelling Test:  This Friday


Upcoming Events:

  • December 13th, Ugly Sweater or Sock Day
  • December 17th, 6:30 p.m., K-8 Christmas Program
  • December 19th, Advent Reconciliation grades 3-8
  • December 20th, Christmas Party, more info. to come
  • December 23-January 3, Christmas Break
  • January 6th, School Resumes
  • January 16th, Epiphany Mass, 10:15 at the church
  • January 20th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
  • January 26th-February 1st, Catholic Schools Week
  • January 31st, Friends and Family All School Mass


Curricular Information:

Math:  We learned about ratio tables, as well as we practiced other multiplication strategies.  We reviewed the traditional algorithm of subtracting larger numbers, as well as rounding to ten.  We also created a bar graph of our favorite ice cream flavors.  During Number Corner, we continued our study of fractions as well as we began measuring mass with grams.


Religion:  We began our learning of Advent and the Jesse Tree!  This is a very special time of our Liturgical year and we are making the most of it in third grade.  We have enjoyed saying prayers around our Advent candles this week.  We also have discovered the Jesse Tree which represents the lineage of Jesus.  We painted our own Jesse Trees and are adding ornaments daily to them as we read the stories of the Old Testament.  Also, we have joined the rest of the school in the hallway for Advent prayer each day.  Please join us if you can for this special time!




Language Arts:  We began our study of verbs during Grammar this week.  We also wrote true narratives of our Thanksgiving and read in guided groups as well.


Science:  We finished our study of climate by again exploring during our technology time.  We “researched” different climate types from around the world and wrote about our discoveries.