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Blog, Friday, September 21, 2018

Thank you to all the parents that came and checked out our classrooms on Back To School Night.  We loved getting to see everyone and show off our plant projects. We hope you enjoyed seeing the progress on the construction as well as getting a little insight into your child’s day.   Field trip Next week your child will be bringing home a permission slip for our first field trip!  On Thursday, October 4th, we are
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Upcoming Author Visit for Grades 1-3

Through our partnership with the Book Stall, they are bringing us children’s  author/illustrator Jon Agee the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 2. I got a chance to meet Mr. Agee this summer at the national library conference and he is very engaging and fun so I am very excited that our students have the opportunity to meet him.  He will be talking with our 1st-3rd grade students.  Ms. Taubensee and I are collaboratin
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3rd Grade News

3rd Grade News Math This week we completed our first math test!  Students played Name That Number in class to help review the place value skills we have been learning.  On Monday we will be starting chapter two. In this chapter we will continue to work on building number sense by comparing, ordering and rounding numbers.  Just a little warning, rounding is a new concept to many 3rd graders and it will take awhile for
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Week Ending 9-7-18

What a wet week we have had!  Due to all the rain we had a chance to do indoor recess and get some energy out by dancing to Go Noodle!  We hope the upcoming week is full of fall temperatures and sunshine!   Math Next week we will be wrapping up our first math chapter.  On Tuesday night students will be assigned a review homework to help them prepare for their Chapter One test on Wednesday.  They will also bring
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Cummings Blog, 8-31-18

Happy 4 Day Weekend!  I hope everyone has some fun activities as well as some relaxation time planned for the long weekend.  Here at SFX we have been busy starting our year off on the right foot.  We have been practicing routines, learning the rules and discovering new things about our classmates.  Below you will find some general information about our class and how it runs.  Special Area Schedule Monday – Musi
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Thank you for subscribing to your child’s classroom blog for the 2018-2019 school year. Your subscription is now active and blog posts will automatically push to your email’s inbox the morning after any new posts are logged. You may also check blogs anytime on our website here. Please add office@sfx-school.org (blogs and Newsblast) and sfxschool@mail.vresp.com (SFX School News) to your contacts so that th
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3rd Grade Blog

WELCOME BACK CRUSADERS We hope everyone had a great first week.  We enjoyed meeting all of our new students and getting to know a little about each and everyone one of them through the “All About Me” bags.  We wanted to touch base and give you all a little heads up about what to expect next week in 3rd grade. We usually send a weekly blog on Friday, or the last day of each week.  In this blog we will review things fr
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The Last Blog

THANK YOU Thank you once again for all of the help with the class picnic on Monday.  The sports equipment, sidewalk chalk, popsicles, ice, water balloons, bubbles, watermelon….it all made for the perfect day!  Click here for some of fun pictures from our day. (We didn’t get too many because we were too busy having fun!)   Locker/Desk Clean Out Next Tuesday, June 12th, we will be cleaning out our desk and lockers
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Liesl Shurtliff and Mystery from Author Andrew Clements

As the school year is drawing to a close, our 3rd-5th grade students are getting very excited about Liesl Shurtliff’s visit to SFX this Friday. If your child would like their own personal copy of one of Liesl’s books, please fill out and complete the order form and return it to the office by Tuesday, June 5 along with a check made payable to the Book Stall. 20% from the sale of Mrs. Shurtliff’s book
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3rd Grade News

Thank You First off, the third grade team would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all the volunteers who have helped us over the past couple of weeks.  Thank you for donating your time to chaperone the Botanical Gardens field trip as well as Wilmette Historical Museum. We also appreciate all the help with the Lemonade War, which was a HUGE success.  We would also like to extend an early thank you for all the donatio
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3rd Grade News

Wilmette Historical Museum Field Trip Rescheduled: Our field trip to the Wilmette Historical Museum has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 29th. We will eat lunch after Mass and head out for our walk at 11:40.  We should return about 2:45. Botanic Gardens We have a great time on our field trip this past Thursday to the Botanic Gardens.  Students had an opportunity to write some great haikus which we are working on tur
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Liesl Shurtliff Author Visit Order Form

As part of our upcoming spring book fair, which is taking place June 6th-8th at the SFX Library and the Book Stall, we will be hosting author Liesl Shurtliff here on Friday, June 8th. She will be speaking with our 3rd-5th grade students about her newest book, Grump. If your child would like an autographed book, please fill out the order form and return it to the library no later than June 5. A portion of the proceeds
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3rd Grade News

3rd Grade Updates Field Trips Next week we have two fun and exciting field trips!  On Monday we are walking to the WIlmette History Museum on Ridge Road and Thursday we are going to the Chicago Botanical Gardens to write a haiku or two in the Japanese Gardens.  Please make sure your child has a lunch and drink in a labeled bag on both days, there will not be hot lunch for third grade on either day.  Students will als
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Great America Read to Succeed Tickets

The tickets for the children who completed the Great America Read to Succeed Reading Club have arrived and will be sent home this week via your child’s classroom teacher. Please note the dates listed on the vouchers for the eligible time frame to use the free admission passes as they expire before the end of summer. If for some reason, the voucher doesn’t makes it way home, please don’t hesitate to
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3rd Grade News

3rd Grade News   We hope all of our families find some relaxing time to celebrate moms and family this weekend!   THANK YOU Thank you for all the thoughtful gifts and kind words during Teacher Appreciation week!   We are Poppin’ Into Summer!   If your child hasn’t told you about our fun summer countdown, be sure to ask him/her!  We have balloons on our bulletin board to represent each day left of the s
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Book Cafe in May

What fun we had last week during our Book Cafe. The students did a great job discussing our featured book and decoding ciphers from the book. In May, we will meet on Thursday, May 31  during 3rd-5th grade recess and lunch. Dessert will be provided.  The discussion is open to all students in 3rd-5th grade.  We will be reading Jack the Fairly True Tale of Jack and the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff. Ms. Shurtliff will be
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3rd Grade News Guest Speaker We really hope your child came home and told you about our guest speaker, Pete.  Pete was born with Goldenhar Syndrome.  He came and spoke with our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders as part of our Red Campaign.  He spoke about several obstacles he has faced growing up and how a positive attitude, a supportive family and friends help. His message was Choose Kind, and The Golden Rule, something we t
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Last Call for Bluestem Reading Challenge Completed Forms

Just a quick reminder the deadline to complete the Bluestem Challenge is this Tuesday, May 1. Any SFX 3rd-5th grade student who reads all of the 20 Bluestem nominees and turns in the Bluestem Reading Challenge form to me no later than May 1st will get to attend a special pizza party in the library at the end of the school year. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. Mrs. Sawyer Libr
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3rd Grade

3rd Grade News Science In science we will be wrapping up our animal adaptations unit with a test this week.  Students have thoroughly enjoyed learning about all the different behavioral and physical adaptations through photos, video clips, books and experiments. Writing This week we wrote poems in celebration of Shel Silverstein for morning work.  Students tried their hand at rhyming poems, visual poems, list poetry,
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Support Our 3rd-5th Grade Runners!

Join us as we cheer on our 3rd-5th grade SFX girls as they run their season-ending 5K! This race takes place through Wilmette this Saturday, April 28th at 9am. Signs, bells and other fan paraphernalia welcome! The Girls on the Run, SFX Edition race begins and ends at our school, at 808 Linden Avenue. We are grateful to the Wilmette Police Department, who will be stationed at the corner of Sheridan Road and Michigan A
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3rd Grade Happenings

3rd Grade News   What an amazing job by all the students on Aspire!  These third graders pulled through like champs on their first week of standardized testing.  I know they were nervous and full of questions on the first day, but by Friday they were all as cool as cucumbers and acting like pros.  I know this testing caused a lot of fears of the unknown, but hopefully they had an enjoyable experience and know wh
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Week of April 16th – 20th

3rd Grade Week of April 16 – 20 Welcome Back!  We hope everyone had a great two week Spring Break!  The stories, pictures and souvenirs that the kids brought in to share have been amazing! The kids all seemed to enjoy the time with family and friends, away from routine.  I know coming back is rough, but we are now in the home stretch! Aspire Testing Starting on Tuesday, April 17th, all students in grades 3-8 at
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Bluestem Reading Challenge Deadline is Approaching

I hope you had a blessed Easter and are enjoying the Easter break. Just a reminder the deadline for the Bluestem Challenge is approaching.  I encourage all students in grades 3-5 to take the Bluestem Challenge. The Bluestem Award is an Illinois Readers Choice award for students in grades 3-5. The nominee list is created by librarians and educators from across the state.  Any SFX 3rd-5th grade student who reads all of
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Happy Spring Break

Spring Break Please have a fun, relaxing break! We cannot wait to hear all about the amazing activities and/or trips that so many families have planned!  If your child would like to share some photos from the break, feel free to print them off or send them in an e-mail to their homeroom teacher.  We will take the week after spring break to share all of our travel experiences. AND…When the kids tell you they are
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3rd Grade News

Happy St. Patrick’s Day  What a wonderful last two days.  We loved getting to meet with all of our families.  We feel the discussions are so beneficial to you at home as well as for us at school, keeping us all on the same page.  It feels great to share so many student successes and the progress they are making this year. On Friday morning we were invited to watch all of our Irish Dancers…what a performan
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