March 25th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News

March 25, 2022

 

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”

-Rumi

 

Upcoming Events:

  • March 31, Lenten Reconciliation Service, 9:30
  • March 31, Silverwood Reading Logs Due
  • April 4-8, Spring Break, No School
  • April 11-15, Holy Week
  • April 15, Stations of the Cross, 9:30 at church
  • April 17 Easter
  • April 18, Easter Monday, No School
  • April 21, Easter Mass, 9:30 at church
  • April 30, Auction

Homework:

  • The packet went home today. It is due next Friday, April 1st.
  • The spelling test will be on Friday, April 1st.
  • Silverwood Reading Logs are due by March 31st. Please continue to read and remember to turn in the log if you are participating.

Important Information:

  • Auction Project Update: Please donate your books for our bookshelf by April 1st. Thank you to those who have donated already!
  • Volunteer Hours: NEW THIS YEAR! Families that choose to make a family donation to the auction can earn volunteer hours! In order to do this, your donation must be either a $50+ cash donation or an item worth $100+ FMV (fair market value). Items can either be submitted online or at the school office, upstairs in the main building. Delivered items must include a completed procurement form with family name, item details, and values listedFamilies may log a maximum of 3 hours for these donations.
  • Auction: Join us for our auction on Saturday, April 30th. Get your tickets today!

Highlights from our Week:

  • Math: In third grade, we explored geometry with tangrams and toothpicks. We have learned a lot of geometry vocabulary over the last two weeks! In fourth grade, we have learned many strategies for multiplying multi-digit numbers. We have also learned how to divide using long division.
  • Religion: We continued our study of Lent. We were able to take scripture passages in the Bible that had to do with Lent and pray on them with our new Bibles. The children took these passages home so they can pray with them for the remainder of Lent. We also enjoyed our class Mass on Thursday.
  • Writing: We took time to understand how to do our research using the Chromebooks. We learned how to take notes and turn those notes into a plan for writing. We then learned how to take the plan and turn it into an essay. In grammar we continued to learn about adjectives.
  • Science: We learned about the germination process of a seed. We also went to the lab and planted our seeds!
  • Social Studies: We learned about teepees (their purpose, what they are made of, how the people stayed warm). We then built our own edible ice cream cone teepees!
  • Reading: We explored strategies for answering our questions we have when reading. We read a short text about landing on the moon. As we read, we asked questions, annotated our thinking, highlighted main points, and discovered the answers to our questions. We also continued our novel studies.
  • Technology: We used the Chromebooks for our research writing.