Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


January 21, 2022

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 Upcoming Events:

  • January 28th Pajama Day (3/4 MAC Class only)
  • 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 28th.
  • Spelling test is January 28th.

Important Information:

  • Pajama Day: The students have earned a class party. We will have a Pajama Day and movie next Friday, January 28th. The children can wear school appropriate pajamas and bring a stuffed animal. The stuffed animal must fit into their backpacks. We will watch a movie and have treats in the afternoon. Please let me know if you are able to donate a treat or some juice boxes for our party. Thanks!
  • Snacks: We are in need of more pre-packaged snacks for the class. Thank you!
  • Letter of Intent: This letter went home with students last week. Please return it ASAP. The office needs to know who is returning to St. Al’s next year for enrollment purposes.
  • Annual Fund: We hope you received your 2020-21 Annual Report – BORN TO LOVE & SERVE – over Christmas break! This year’s publication includes a 2022 calendar full of awesome photos of our community and a summary of our capital campaign story. This is a small token of our gratitude for your amazing partnership – ENJOY! We ask that you prayerfully consider making a gift to support our annual fund this year. Every gift, large or small, makes a positive, lasting impact on our students and staff. Please scan the QR code on the back of your calendar or follow the link below to give online or submit your gift in the envelope provided in your annual report. Watch for more information coming soon about our Annual Fund Class Competition as we ramp up for our Catholic Schools Week celebration! Thank you in advance for your support as we embrace 2022 doing our best to LOVE & SERVE Jesus and one another!

  • 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 26th (Reading)

Highlights from our Week:

  • Math: In 4th grade, we continued working on measurement story problems and conversions, multi-digit subtraction with regrouping, and place value. In 3rd grade, we began our lessons in fractions. We’ve done a little bit of fraction work with Number Corner as a foundation for these lessons. They loved folding and cutting fractions. We also wrapped up our lessons on measurement.
  • Religion: We made artwork for our hall of the symbols of the Holy Spirit. We also began to learn the first part of the Apostles’ Creed. They are learning the hand motions to go along with this prayer to help them memorize it. We learned what a creed is and we took a look at our class creed. Our goal is to memorize this prayer over the next month.
  • Writing: We set goals for the next opinion essays we are beginning. I showed them my grading rubric for when I officially grade their essays. They chose one of the areas on the rubric as a goal for their next essay. We then began those essays. In grammar, we wrapped up our unit on verbs and took a simple quiz. We will begin our unit on pronouns next week. We also worked on some spelling activities too.
  • Science: We continued our exploration of motion by doing an experiment on force. We were able to experience force at work.
  • Social Studies: Last week we watched a video my husband made of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta. When we visited, we captured pictures of his house and his church. We also read a book about him and had a great discussion. For our map unit, we began making maps of our earth.
  • Reading: For comprehension, we continued our study of non-fiction features. This week we looked at how captions and maps help us when we read. We also continued our novel studies.
  • Technology: We did our language MAP test this week.