Newsletter March 9th

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News

March 9, 2020

 

Important Class & School Information:

*Spring conferences are optional and are set up by the classroom teacher (not the front office).  I have contacted a few of you to schedule conferences on March 20th.  If you don’t receive an email from me and would like to meet, please let me know.  Our Spring conferences will be all day on the 20th so there won’t be any school that day.  ELC is open for childcare.

 

*Please pick up your registration packets in the front office for next year.

 

*We need lots of Auction volunteers to make our auction happen on April 17th.  Thank you in advance!  Please watch the Monday News for opportunities to volunteer.  You can also contact Aleisha Webb at awebb@stalsschool.org.

 

*Our main field trip is coming up on April 30th which will be here before we know it.  We are going to the Spokane House at Riverside State Park to learn about the Spokane Native Americans and Fur Trappers.  This will culminate our Social Studies unit.   We will need several volunteers on this trip.  If you would like to go with us, you will need to be Virtus trained.  Please watch the volunteer section of the Monday News for scheduled trainings.  You can also contact Aleisha Webb awebb@stalsschool.org for more information.  Thank you in advance if you are wanting to come!

 

Curricular Information:

Math:  We have been working on a lot of measurement involving mass, volume, area, and perimeter.  We have also worked a lot on comparing fractions this week.

 

Religion:  We finished learning the last part of the Apostles’ Creed and the sign language to go with it.  I will begin individually assessing them on saying the Creed this week.  During Religion, we also used a Venn Diagram to compare the Apostles’ Creed to the Nicene Creed.  On Thursday we packed food for the food insecure in our community as part of Generation Alive.  What an incredible experience!

 

Science:  Our caterpillars turned into chrysalises!  It was amazing to watch them change right before our very eyes!  We also have a beetle emerging from a pupa!  During our Technology Lab, we researched insects in our expert groups.  This week we will turn our research into a digital presentation to share with the rest of the class.

 

Social Studies:  During our Spokane unit, we learned how Mount Spokane was formed millions of years ago.  We also learned how we got our beautiful river and the basalt rock in our area.  Ask your child to tell you how Spokane was formed.  We also looked at our world map and learned about the Bering Strait landbridge.  Ask your child how the Native Americans came to our area 10,000 years ago.

 

Language Arts:  We began assessing reading and writing this week.  We also continued learning about sentence structure during grammar.  Did you know that last Wednesday was National Grammar Day?

 

Homework:

*Math Log (Due Monday)

*Reading Log (Due Monday)

*Cursive (Due Monday)

*Two-Sided Math Sheet (Due Monday)

*Spelling Test (Test Friday)

 

Upcoming Events:

  • March 12th, Lenten Season Mass, 10:15 at church
  • March 20th, Parent/Teacher conferences, No School, ELC open
  • March 26th, Lenten Reconciliation, 10:00 at church
  • April 3rd, Stations of the Cross
  • April 6-10, Spring Break, No School, ELC open
  • April 13th, Easter Monday, No School, ELC closed
  • April 17th, Auction
  • April 30th, All Day Field Trip to the Spokane House (more information to come and I will need parent volunteers)