October 1st Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


October 1, 2021



“The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go.”

-author unknown

Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, October 6th, Math Test (Both Grades)
  • Thursday October 7th, 2:30, Blessing of the Animals
  • Friday, October 8th, No School, Teacher In-service
  • Thursday, October 14th, 9:30, All School Mass
  • Thursday, October 21st, 9:30, 3rd/4th Grades Class Mass



  • Packet went home today and is due next Thursday, October 7th.
  • I will look at all homework for effort and will correct it. Homework effort will be reflected on their report cards.
  • Spelling: Test will be Thursday, October 7th because there is no school on Friday.
  • Math Log: Your child needs to practice their math facts for at least 10 minutes four days each week.  You choose the days.  On my website, I have posted practice sheets for math facts.  Please use them if you want to.

3rd Grade:  Practice addition and subtraction.  If these facts are mastered through 20, then your child may move onto multiplication.

4th Grade:  Practice multiplication and division through 12s.

  • Reading Log: Your child needs to read for at least 20 minutes for 4 days this week.  More would be awesome and encouraged!
  • Math Sheet: This is a study guide for our math test next Wednesday.  Use the attached pre-assessment for unit 1 to study for the math test.  Both grades will take their unit 1 test on Wednesday.


Important Information:

  • Scholastic Book Orders due Thursday, October 7th. If ordering online, use my class code,   If ordering buy book order pamphlet, please send a check payable to Scholastic.
  • Fund Run: Thank you for your awesome support!  Our community is amazing!
  • 4th Grade Spelling Tests: From today on, the 4th grade spelling tests will look a little different.  The children will be required to use the word in context in their tests.  This is because I want them to know when to use these spelling words in their writing.


Highlights from our Week:

  • Math: Third graders continued learning strategies for adding and subtracting two-digit numbers.  Fourth graders learned about multiplicative comparisons and reviewed multiples, factors, and factor pairs.  They also took a multiplication/division quiz.  On Tuesday, they took their second timed test.
  • Religion: During Religion, we began our new unit on learning about the parts of Mass.  This week we learned what we do when we enter the church and when we begin Mass.  We are creating our own books about the Mass parts as we go through this unit.
  • Reading: We met in our guided reading groups.  We also learned that we must stop and ask ourselves if what we read sounded right, looked right, and made sense.  Our new comprehension strategy was to write down our connections to the text on sticky notes.  We also learned that it is important to expand our vocabularies.  We learned how to look for interesting words when we read, make a list, and look up their meanings in dictionaries.
  • Writing: We learned that we must pause and edit our writing as we go.  We did this as we worked on our personal narratives.  We also began cursive this week!  Third graders worked from their cursive workbooks and fourth graders rewrote and fixed the morning message in cursive in their language journals.  We will now practice our cursive daily.  Dvorak also pulled her Words Their Way groups.
  • Science: We created a pictorial GLAD chart for water in our Science journals and wrote the description section.  We also observed water in nature out in our school garden.  I put a ton of pictures of this fun activity on my website.