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3rd Grade Blog, 11-16-18

Poetry Pals This week we began Poetry Pals on Wednesday.  We started off by taking a Pre-Program Survey that asked students about any friendships they may have with a person of different faiths.  The survey also questioned if students could name anything that Judaism, Christianity and Islam have in common. We then played a game, Who? What? Where?.  In this game students learned about different words, items of clothin
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3rd Grade Blog, 11-9-18

Poetry Pals This year third grade students at SFX will be participating in an interfaith and arts program called Poetry Pals.  The goal of this program is to help children of different faiths (Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim) learn more about one another.  Students will have the opportunity to learn a little about each faith, see the different holy spaces, and spend time with one another.  This program will encourage ch
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3rd Grade Blog, 11-2-18

    Halloween What a beautiful Halloween day with the bright sunshine and cool breeze! We loved seeing all of the creative costumes and smiles all around SFX.  It was fun teaching a stickman, gorilla, Christmas tree, wizards, and unicorns all day long! Thank you to our room parents for providing amazing snacks to go along with our viewing of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. All Saints Day All Saints Day Ma
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3rd Grade Blog, 10-26-18

On Friday, October 29th, all students should have brought home a copy of their Saint Report that they have completed in class.  This report has been sent home so that students can practice reading it aloud.  Hopefully your child’s Saint costume is safety stored in his/her locker.  We will be using these costumes next week for a dress rehearsal. After Mass on Thursday, November 1st, all parents and family members are
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3rd Grade Blog, 10-19-18

All Saints Day On Thursday, November 1st, all third graders will march into church and lead Mass.  After Mass all parents and family members are invited to join us back in our classrooms for refreshments and reports.  Students will read their reports aloud and share all they have learned about their chosen Saint.   Religion Extra Credit (Optional) On Thursday students brought home a fun extra credit assignment t
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Laurie Keller Author Visit

We are very excited to have the opportunity to host award-winning author/illustrator Laurie Keller here at SFX on Thursday, Nov. 8. Her visit is made possible by our partnership with the Book Stall of Winnetka. Ms. Keller will be here promoting her hilarious new picture book, Potato Pants. She will be speaking with our Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade classes sharing how she generates the ideas for her books and
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3rd Grade Blog, 10-12-18

Another BUSY Week… Religion Congratulations!  You and your third grade student have successfully completed all the research for the Saint Project.  Now all you have to do is get a costume together! Remember costumes are due st SFX on Friday, October 26th.  At school we will be busy turning that research into a report that will be read aloud after the All Saints Day Mass back in the classrooms on November 1st. &
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Halloween Pictures

Hi!  We have a short week again next week so I thought it would be fun to turn our Crusader of the Week board into a Halloween Memory board.  Next Monday, October 15th, I am asking each child to bring in a picture or two of a past Halloween.  It can be of a past costume, pumpkin picking, carving Jack-O-Lanterns, basically anything that brings a smile and a fun memory to share.   I can’t wait to see all the
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3rd Grade Blog, 10-5-18

Blue Ribbon Award! What an exciting week at SFX!  As I am sure you have heard, we are once again recipients of the Blue Ribbon Award!  We celebrated with a school wide assembly on Monday afternoon full of blue ribbons, beads and blue glowing jewelry.  On Tuesday the celebration continued with “New Blue” shirts. Thank you to all of our parents! Being an amazing school takes a lot of work from administration, students,
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Follow up from Jon Agee author visit

What a great time we had on Tuesday with author/illustrator Jon Agee! The students were enthralled by his ability to draw while telling them the story of his new book, “The Wall in the Middle of the Book.”  He was such a nice man and really spent a lot of time talking with our students. Much thanks to the Book Stall for making this event possible. If your child would like an autographed copy of one of Mr.
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Saints Research Links

There are many resources available to complete your research for your saint project! In addition to books available at our school library and the Wilmette Public Library, here are several links with age-appropriate information. Happy researching!   Saint Stories for Kids   Saint Fun Facts   Christian Kids TV (YouTube channel with saint biographies)
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3rd Grade Blog, 9-28-18

Happy (ALMOST) October   Field Trip Don’t forget we have our first field trip Thursday, October 4th, to the Chicago Botanic Gardens.  This field trip will take place outdoors, so please dress your child for the weather. We will be eating a picnic style lunch at the gardens, don’t forget to pack a lunch for this trip. The following parents were drawn to chaperone.   Cummings – Patrick Henn & Danny Hesbu
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Area Author Events

The Book Stall is hosting two wonderful picture book author/illustrators this Friday, Sept. 28. At 4pm Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes will be at the Book Stall in Winnetka reading from his new book and autographing books. Mr. Henkes is a delightful person and fans of his books won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet him. No registration is necessary. More information can be found on the Book Stall’s
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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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Your Class Blog Subscription

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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