January 7th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


January 7, 2022



“2022 Mindset: Let go of what’s gone. Be grateful for what remains. Look forward to what’s coming.”


Upcoming Events:

  • January 13th Epiphany All School Mass
  • January 17th No School, Martin Luther King Junior Day
  • January 30th, Catholic Schools Week Mass at parish. 11:00 a.m.
  • January 31st-February 4th, Catholic Schools Week
  • February 4th, Friends & Family Mass
  • February 17th-18th, Teacher In-Service (No School)
  • February 21st, President’s Day (No School)


  • Packet went home today and is due January 14th.
  • Spelling test is January 14th.

Important Information:

  • Silverwood Reading: We are so fortunate to be participating once again in the Silverwood reading program. Information regarding this program, as well as a log, went home earlier this week. Just record your child’s reading on the log. Once the 10 hours have been reached, turn it in and await your free ticket. All forms are due by March 31st. Let me know if you have questions.
  • Map Testing: We are beginning round two of MAP testing next week. Please try and have your child at school on the following dates for testing if possible. I understand there are exceptions if a child is sick. We have a few make-up days built in also.

Wed. January 12th (Language)

Wed., January 19th (Math)

Wed., January 26th (Reading)

  • PE Shoes: Now that we are really into winter boot weather, please remember to send PE shoes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Thank you!

Highlights from our Week:

  • Math: We began our new units in both grades this week. During Number Corner, 4th grade is learning about geometry and area. Third grade is learning about fractions. During our main lessons, 4th grade is learning about place value into the millions and 3rd grade is learning about units of measurement, including elapsed time.
  • Religion: We began our new unit on the Trinity and the Apostles’ Creed. This week we learned about the Great Mystery of our Catholic Faith: The Trinity. It is a really difficult concept for us to understand but ask your child what it is.
  • Writing: We began our new unit on opinion writing. Together as a class we came up with ideas to write about. We thought of problems we see in our world as well as noteworthy people, places, things, and ideas. We then took those ideas, chose one, and began to plan our five paragraph opinion essays. We also continued learning about verbs. This week we looked at verb tense (past, present, and future).
  • Science: We began our new unit on Matter and Motion. We did an experiment exploring magnetism.
  • Social Studies: We continued our study of maps by learning more about the parts of a globe (Prime Meridian, Equator, and hemispheres). We compared the coordinates on the globe to those on the game of Battleship.
  • Reading: We began to look at features of Non-fiction texts and how they help us when we read. We also continued to look at the elements of fictional stories. During guided reading, the groups began new books.
  • Technology: We reviewed how to use Google Classroom in case we go virtual in the future. We also began to explore typing by using the website, Typing Club. If your child wishes to practice this at home, there is a link on my Google Classroom page. The children know how to access this. Once MAP testing is over, we will practice typing again.