October 29th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


October 29, 2021

“Be like a tree.  Stay grounded.  Connect with your roots.  Turn over a new leaf.  Bend before you break.  Enjoy your unique natural beauty.  Keep growing.”

-Joanne Raplis


Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, October 29th, Hallowfest (5:00-7:00 Outside)
  • Monday, November 1st, All Saints/All Souls Mass, 12:15 (Our class is leading this. Please join us if you can.)
  • November 1st-8th, Operation Christmas Child collection
  • Friday, November 5th, Fall Sports Free Dress
  • November 10th, No School, Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • November 11th, No School, Veteran’s Day
  • November 12th, No School, Parent-Teacher Conferences



  • Packet went home and is due next Friday, November 5th.
  • 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 Friday, November 5th.
  • 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: Both sides


Important Information:

  • Halloween Party: Thank you so much for your donations.  We had a fun celebration!
  • Conferences: Information on conference sign-ups will be emailed out from the office on Monday, November 1st.
  • Operation Christmas Child: The letter and list of items went home on Friday with the children.  All items are due by next Monday, November 8th.  Thank you for your donations for this great organization!
  • Mass Attire: This is a reminder for the children to please wear their best uniforms on Mass days.  Thank you!
  • All Saints/All Souls Mass: Our class is leading this Mass on November 1st at 12:15 at the church.  Please join us if you can.  It will be a fuller Mass than usual because it is open to the whole parish.
  • Altar Servers:

St. Aloysius Church is looking for 4th grade students (or older) to Altar Serve at Mass. This is an at least once a month commitment. The Masses available are Saturday at 5:00 PM and Sunday 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM. Please contact Solveig

Heidberg [email protected] if interested.

  • Hallowfest: Please be aware that you may need to park off site for this fun event.  A lot of people usually attend.  The children in our class should stay with their parents for safety reasons during this event.  Costumes may be worn.

Highlights from our Week:

  • Math: The 3rd graders continued their foundational learning of multiplication.  They worked on using different multiplication strategies to solve problems (arrays, number lines, and ratio tables).  The 4th graders continued their study of multiplication strategies by solving problems using ratio tables and the area model of multiplication.  We did lots of story problems in both grades too!
  • Religion: We practiced for our All Saints/All Souls Mass.  We also wrapped up our study of the parts of Mass.
  • Reading: I modeled the accuracy strategy of skip the word and come back to it.  We use this strategy when we are stuck on words.  We also continued exploring how to annotate our thinking as we read.  We met in our guided reading groups as well.
  • Writing: During grammar, we explored nouns by doing a fun activity.  We found nouns in newspapers/magazines and we organized them into different categories (proper, common, person, place, and thing).  We also continued writing our personal narratives this week.
  • Science: We began to switch our focus from water to climate this week.  We learned about the instruments that a meteorologist uses to help them predict the weather.  We loved going out to the garden to place our rain gauge.  We used this instrument to measure our rainfall this week.  We also began to record daily weather data so we could see patterns.
  • Technology: We explored the website, climatetypesforkids on the Chromebooks.  The kids enjoyed looking at different climates all over the world and recording them on their own maps.