April 29th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News

April 29, 2022


“Then you will call upon Me and come pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”

-Jeremiah 29:12-13


Upcoming Events:

  • April 30, Auction
  • May 5th, Living Rosary, 9:30
  • May 6th, Teacher Inservice, No School
  • May 12th, Marian Mass, 9:30
  • May 27th, 3rd & 4th Grades Class Retreat (12:30-2:30)
  • May 30th, Memorial Day, No School


  • The homework packet went home today and is due next Thursday, May 5th.
  • The Spelling test is next Thursday, May 5th.
  • Math Test: Both grades will have their Math test on Wednesday, May 4th. The math homework for this week is a review for the test. We will also review in class on Monday and Tuesday.

MAP Testing:

We will have our final MAP testing of the year beginning next week. Please try and have your child at school on these day since our make-up window is pretty short.

Wednesday, May 4th Language Arts

Wednesday, May 11th Reading

Wednesday, May 18th Math

Important Information:

  • Auction: See you there!!!
  • Living Rosary: This is next Thursday, May 5th at 9:30. You are welcome to join us. The kids can bring their own Rosaries from home if they wish. If they don’t have one, I have extras for them. They will also have their Rosary Lap Books we have created in class to help guide them through the Rosary.

Highlights from our Week:

  • Math: In 3rd grade, we wrapped up unit 6 by really studying fractions and their relationships. It was fun doing this with geoboards. In 4th grade, we wrapped up the unit by continuing our study of line plots and data. We also spent time converting fractions and learning some tough multi-digit division strategies.
  • Religion: During Religion, we began our second new unit of the month on the Rosary. We made our Rosary lapbooks we will use at the Living Rosary next week as well as at our retreat.
  • Writing: Our informational books are hanging in the hall for you to see! I graded them on a rubric and went through each grade with the children during individual conferences. Your children did an absolutely beautiful job on these! During grammar, we began our study of adverbs.
  • Science: We met our new structures of life this week! We now have mealworms in our classroom! We have begun an in-class insect project which will help us learn the structures and life cycles of insects. We also loved having the GU Science students visit us on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon to do a STEM project in which we designed our own dams.
  • Social Studies: We learned more about our Spokane natives and the first missionaries!
  • Reading: We continued our CAFÉ look at theme and evidence in a text. We also created a double-sided diary to record our learning and questions as we read the story of Ruby Bridges together. We had some powerful thinking and made some awesome connections as we read! We also finally finished our much loved chapter book read-aloud, “The Mysterious Benedict Society.” We began our final book, “City of Embers.”