Newsletter January 13th

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News

January 13, 2020


*It has been a joy to be back in the classroom with your kids!  They are so fun to teach!


*I am in need of more community snacks for the class.  Our students are also in need of pink erasers.  We erase a lot!  If you are able to donate, I am grateful.  Thank you to those who have donated already!


*We will have MAP testing January 17th-22nd.  Please try not to schedule appointments during that time-frame.  Also try and have your children well rested for their test.


*We surpassed our Annual Fund goal!  Thank you for your generous support!


*Please log volunteer hours on Track It Forward.  If you are able, we are in need of volunteers during Catholic Schools Week.  Please check with Aleisha Webb or log into Track It Forward for more information on how you can volunteer.  Thank you for the donation of your time!




*Reading Log due Monday

*Math Log due Monday

*Math Sheet due Monday

*Cursive Sheet due Monday

*Spelling Test Friday


Upcoming Events:

  • January 16th, Epiphany Mass, 10:15 at the church
  • January 17th-22nd, MAP Testing
  • January 20th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
  • January 26th-February 1st, Catholic Schools Week
  • January 31st, Friends and Family All School Mass
  • February 13th, No School, Teacher In-service (ELC Open)
  • February 14th, No School, Teacher In-service (ELC Closed)
  • February 17th, No School, President’s Day
  • February 26th, Ash Wednesday Mass, 12:15 at Church


Curricular Information:

Math:  We began our new Number Corner and math unit this week.  In Number Corner, the children are again comparing fractions.  We are also learning about elapsed time.  During our main lessons, we have been working on rounding to the nearest 10 and 100.  We have also learned strategies for adding 3-digit numbers together.  We are learning strategies that will eventually help us to add larger numbers mentally.  We talked about how if we are in a grocery store and need to add large prices together, we need to have the mental strategies to do so.


Religion:  We began our new unit on the Trinity.  This concept is so difficult for the children to understand… three Person in one.  This week we also took a quiz on Advent and the Jesse Tree.  The children did very well on these and remembered a lot about what we talked about before break.


Language Arts:  Both Kelly Dvorak and I continued to pull our daily guided reading groups.  She also continued to pull her word study groups.  Kelly is a huge help and I am blessed to have her in our class. During writing, we started to learn cursive!  The children are so excited to finally learn how to write in cursive.  Also during writing, we began our unit on opinion writing.  By the end of this unit, we will write a five paragraph opinion essay.  During grammar, we reviewed action verbs and began to learn about verbs of being.