May 13th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News

May 13, 2022



“Simplify, slow down, be kind. And don’t forget to have art in your life- music, paintings, theater, dance, and sunsets”

-Eric Carle

 Upcoming Events:

  • May 19th, Class Mass, 9:30
  • May 27th, 3rd & 4th Grades Class Retreat at GU (12:30-2:30)
  • May 30th, Memorial Day, No School
  • June 7th, Graduation for 8th Graders
  • June 13th, Field Day
  • June 15th, Last Day


  • The homework packet went home today and is due next Friday, May 20th.
  • The Spelling test is next Friday, May 20th.

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 18th Math

Important Information:

  • Volunteer Hours: As the year comes to a close, be sure to track your hours on Track It Forward. Contact Aleisha Webb with questions. Thank you for your support!
  • Parking Lot: Please use the crosswalk. Also, please do not park in the drive through lane and leave your car unattended. Thank you!

Highlights from our Week:

  • Math: Dvorak pulled the students individually to go over their tests with them. Both grade levels began unit 7 which is review for them (4th grade is doing fractions and 3rd grade is doing multiplication story problems).
  • Religion: We spent time learning about the rest of the Sacraments of Initiation (Eucharist and Confirmation). We also learned about the first Sacrament of Healing (Reconciliation). On Thursday morning, we attended the beautiful Marian Mass.
  • Writing: We continued to work on our insect essays and projects. During Grammar, we have been studying adverbs and prepositions. We enjoyed reading “Little Cloud” by Eric Carle and finding adverbs in the text. That book is full of them! We then categorized the adverbs we found into how, when, and where. We also enjoyed a Schoolhouse Rock video on prepositions. Watching this helped us to understand the difference between adverbs and prepositions.
  • Science: Our mealworms have turned into pupas! We are watching them twitch so they can change into adult Darkling Beetles.
  • Social Studies: We added major events to our Spokane pictorial chart. These major events had an impact on our Spokane history. We learned that Gonzaga Prep was founded by Father Cataldo in 1887 which was six years after he founded Gonzaga University.
  • Technology: We used the Chromebooks for our insect projects and MAP testing. I taught the children how to do a Google Slide presentation this week since some of them are choosing to do this for their insect projects. See the pictures of them working on their projects above.