October 13th Newsletter

 Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


October 13, 2022



“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”

-Henri Nouwen


Upcoming Events:

  • October 14th, No School, Teacher Inservice
  • October 17th, Our Class leads Monday Morning Prayer at 8:45 in Garco Gym (Join us if you can!)
  • October 19th-20th, Individual School Pictures
  • October 20th, 3rd/4th Chapel Mass
  • October 26th, All 3rd and 4th classes will walk to the church from 12:00-1:00 (Father Dan is teaching us the responses during Mass as well as Mass etiquette.)
  • October 28th, Hallowfest, 5:30
  • October 31st, Halloween party, 1:30 (more info. to come)
  • November 1st, All Saints Mass, 12:15 at the church (Our class leads this Mass. Join us if you can!)



Each Friday the children will bring home a homework packet that is due the following Friday. Their homework packet went home today and is due on Friday, October 21st. Please do all parts of the homework! The following is included in the packet:

  • Spelling Words: Study these words for the test next Friday.
  • Reading Log: Read 4 nights for at least 20 minutes this week. Have a parent sign your sheet.
  • Math Log: Practice your math facts for at least 10 minutes on 4 different days this week. Third graders should be doing quick math facts for addition and subtraction. They can move onto multiplication if these are mastered. Fourth graders should be doing multiplication and division. If you want practice sheets for all facts, I have them on my website under the documents tab.
  • Two-Sided Math Sheet: Please do all of the problems.

Important Information:

  • Monday Morning Prayer: Our class leads Prayer this coming Monday, October 17th. Please have your child to school on time (by 8:30) so we can get to the gym early to prepare. Please join us if you can! We will start as a whole school at about 8:45 in the Garco Gym. All students have parts in this prayer and may need to practice at home.


  • Sedimentary Rock STEM Donations: Please send in your donations you signed up for on my Google Doc by this Monday, October 17th. Thank you so much!


  • Scholastic Book Orders: The October book order went home this week. They are due by the 21st. If you would like to order online, our class code is QMCQ3. Happy reading!


  • Volunteers Needed: We need class volunteers for two upcoming events. First is the walk to the church on Wednesday, October 26th. We need help crossing our three 3rd and 4th grade classes on our way to and from the church. We would need you to be here from 11:45-1:15. The second is the Halloween Party on October 31st. We are planning to have group rotations for our party and need some parents (or grandparents) to lead the rotations. I would need you here at about 1:10 to set up during our recess. All volunteers need to be Virtus trained. Contact Aleisha Webb ([email protected]) if you need to be trained before volunteering. You cannot volunteer without this training. Thank you!


  • Hallowfest: We are so excited to host Hallowfest this year on Friday, October 28!

*Doors will open at 5:30 PM.

*All activities, games, booths, and food will be located in our main school building.

*Hallowfest sponsorship and volunteer opportunities will be available starting on Monday, October 10.

*Ticket sales will begin on Monday, October 17.

Highlights from our Week:

  • Math: The 3rd graders began learning about multiplication models in their new unit. This week we really focused on using arrays to help us solve multiplication models. This method is revisited in 4th grade as the area model when they multiply larger numbers. The 3rd grade October Calendar Grid focus is geometric shapes and lines of symmetry. Our collector for the month is liquid volume. We are learning what volume is and how many milliliters are in a liter.


The 4th graders are working on place value of numbers into the millions. They are also working on using the area model of multiplication to multiply multi-digit numbers. During Calendar Grid, they are exploring how fractions of 100 are related to decimals. Our collector this month is place value into the millions. We are playing a fun game in which we compare and add numbers into the millions.

  • Religion: We prepped for our Monday Morning Prayer next week. We decided to teach the school what we have been learning about the Ten Commandments in Religion. We have realized that we can tie this year’s theme “Called to Christ: Discover, Listen, Lead” to the Commandments and our leadership during Monday Morning Prayer. We know we are called by God to follow the Commandments. So, we “discovered” this, “listened” to God’s Call, and are “leading” Monday Morning Prayer. We also continued our Personal Safety unit this week. This unit is wrapping up shortly.
  • Reading: During Literature Circles, we learned the role of the “Passage Picker.” We practiced this role as we read chapter 5 in our novels. During the Lit Circles the following day, the groups used their favorite passages as discussion ideas about the chapter. Each time they learn a new role, I collect their sheets and grade them for understanding. You should see these sheets coming home weekly.

During our comprehension skills practice, we continued to practice finding the meanings of words using our inference skills.

  • Grammar: The 3rd graders began their unit on nouns. The 4th graders continued learning about pronouns.
  • Science: We learned about Sedimentary Rocks.
  • Social Studies: We continued our study of the regions of Washington state. We learned about the Puget Sound Lowlands. We used the Chromebooks to research various information for our process grids on this region.