May 6th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News

May 6, 2022

Happy Mother’s Day! Have a Blessed day celebrating how special you all are!

 Upcoming Events:

  • May 12th, Marian Mass, 9:30
  • May 27th, 3rd & 4th Grades Class Retreat at GU (12:30-2:30)
  • May 30th, Memorial Day, No School


  • The homework packet went home today and is due next Friday, May 13th.
  • The Spelling test is next Friday, May 13th.

MAP Testing:

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

Wednesday, May 11th Reading

Wednesday, May 18th Math

Important Information:

  • In Gratitude: Thank you to everyone who supported our magical auction! We are so blessed by your generous donations so we can continue to grow in our sweet Catholic school.
  • Also In Gratitude: Thank you so much for the kind gifts and love showered upon me during Teacher Appreciation this week! Your sweetness actually brought me to tears. Your children are truly a gift with whom I am lucky to teach each day!
  • One Last Piece of Gratitude: Our class was blessed to have the Wynne family buy our auction project (shelf and books) and donate it all back to our class. We now have our beautiful bookshelf in our classroom and it is full of new books!
  • Marian Mass: This special Mass is next Thursday, May 12th, at 9:30. All mothers and grandmothers, please join us if you can! We will begin in the Grotto outside of church before we go to Mass. Your children can bring a single flower to add to our class bouquet for Mary.
  • From Our Administration: If you are having your child go to the playground after school, please make sure there is an adult there watching them. For safety reasons, we cannot have unattended children on the playground after school. Thank you for your support with this!

Highlights from our Week:

  • Math: In both classes, we wrapped up unit 6 by reviewing for and taking our unit tests. I will have Kelly Dvorak go over the tests individually with the children next week.
  • Religion: During Religion, we continued to study the Rosary. We attended the beautiful Living Rosary on Thursday presented by our 8th grade class.
  • Writing: Our writing is part of our insect projects. We learned how to take notes on different topics about our chosen insect. This week we have been working on gathering information on our insects.
  • Science: We worked on our insect projects. We also observed and learned about the life cycle of a meal worm. We actually saw our mealworms shedding (molting)!
  • Social Studies: We learned all about the Jesuit priests who befriended the Pacific Northwest Native Americans and built their missions in our part of the country. We loved learning how Mt. St. Michael’s was originally built and inhabited by the Jesuits. We also loved learning how Gonzaga University was founded by the Jesuits, as well as all about the Cataldo Mission. Your family can visit the Cataldo Mission east of Coeur d’Alene to learn more about the Jesuits and Native Americans who inhabited that area. In Social Studies, we also did a fun project creating “Symbol Stories” from Native American Symbols.
  • Reading: We used our comprehension strategies as we read information for Social Studies this week.
  • Technology: We used the Chromebooks for our research and MAP testing.