May 20th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News

May 20, 2022



“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”

-Vincent Van Gogh


Upcoming Events:

  • May 23rd, Principal of the Day free dress (comfy cozy/pjs)
  • May 27th, 3rd & 4th Grades Class Retreat at GU (12:30-2:30)
  • May 30th, Memorial Day, No School
  • June 6th-7th, Talent Show Auditions from 2:00-3:00
  • June 7th, Graduation for 8th Graders
  • June 13th, Field Day
  • June 14th, Talent Show
  • June 15th, Last Day


  • The homework packet went home today and is due next Friday, May 27th.
  • The Spelling test is next Friday, May 27th.

Important Information:

  • All School Free Dress: The “Principals of the Day” have declared an all school free dress of comfy/cozy or pajamas this coming Monday, May 23rd.
  • Retreat: We have been learning about Mary and the Rosary in class during the month of May. As a culmination and extension of this learning, we are going on a retreat with the other 3rd and 4th graders on Friday, May 27th from 12:30-2:30. We will walk to GU’s Lake Arthur and the Marian Grotto to learn more about the Rosary and Mary, the mother of God. The children may wear weather and school appropriate free dress on that day if they are in our class.
  • Sacramental Prep Registration: If you would like your child to go through Sacramental preparation at St. Aloysius church for 2022-23, registration is open now. Register early to reserve your spot! It is open to children in grades 2-5, middle and high school teens, as well as college students and adults. Contact Michele Lassiter ([email protected]) or visit the website to download schedules and a registration form (

 Highlights from our Week:

  • Math: Both the 3rd and 4th grade units are now providing prep for next year! The 3rd graders are learning how to use partial products (area model) to solve multi-digit equations and the 4th graders are learning about multiplying fractions to find the equivalent. Both groups are having fun with these new concepts!
  • Religion: We have taken a break from the Sacraments to learn about Mary in preparation of our retreat next week. We have learned about why she is a saint and how her “yes” was part of God’s plan from the beginning. We also attended a class mass on Thursday with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
  • Writing: In Grammar we continued learning about adverbs. I graded their insect essays which was the first part of their insect projects. All of them did a beautiful job on these essays! So impressed!
  • Science: We have lots of pupas now and are waiting for our Darkling Beetles to come!
  • Social Studies: We continued to learn about our fascinating Spokane history this week. We learned the sad news about the Spokans fighting to stop from going to the reservations and how they lost that battle. We also learned more about the settlers who arrived in our area before the city of Spokane Falls was established. The children loved learning about Antione Plante who inhabited the land now known as Plante’s Ferry, as well as Steven Liberty (Liberty Lake), and William Newman (Newman Lake). Ask your child why Plante’s Ferry is called that.
  • Technology: We used the Chromebooks for our insect projects and MAP testing. We finished with our MAP testing this week! The completed insect projects are due at the end of next week. They will present them to the class and to other classes the following week after Memorial Day.