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3rd Grade Week in Review

Third grade had yet another fun week of Christmas activities mingled in with learning! First off, THANK YOU for all of the donations from the book fair.  All three of us greatly appreciate your kindness in adding to our classroom libraries.  We do not know who gets more excited about new books, us or the students! Christmas Concert Students did a fabulous job Thursday night during the Christmas Concert.  They looked
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered: K-2 Christmas/Navidad We made our own Mini Christmas Book that helped us learn in Spanish how to say Joseph, Mary, and Baby Jesus. Also we worked on two art projects: k-1 Grade: We made a Feliz Navidad’ card! 2 Grade: We filled out a worksheet about our Navidad’ costumes and wishes! Home enrichment: Ask your child to show you the mini books we made and to say Merry Christ
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Six Flags Great America Read to Succeed Reading Program

This week your child should have brought home a reading log from the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Program. This program is open to children in grades K-6. Any child who independently reads or is read to for 6 hours and completes the reading log will earn one free admission to Great America. Completed forms should be returned to the school library no later than February 5, 2018. Replacement reading logs are avail
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3rd Grade Post

What an amazing week we had in the third grade! Religion Our Jesse Tree is filling up with ornaments as we learn about the ancestors of Jesus.  We have read the bible stories that tell about the creation, Adam & Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and Moses.  These stories have led to some great discussions within our classrooms. Kindness Challenge Hopefully you have seen the red Kindness Calendar in your ch
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: K-1 The seasons of the year and the weather. We reviewed both topics by singing songs, watching videos and writing activities. Home enrichment: K- Ask your child to show you the art project that we did this week. 1- Ask your child if it is frio/cold or caliente/hot outside. 4 This week we learned about modes of transportation with the help of the verb go/voy. By working in pairs, stu
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3rd Grade Post

Happy December We hope everyone had a restful Thanksgiving Break.  3rd grade has a busy month ahead with lots of fun and exciting activities planned. Math On Friday we completed our chapter 8 test.  In chapter 9 we will continue working with multiplication rules and patterns.   The best thing to do at home to support the learning taking place in the classroom is to continue to work on memorizing multiplication facts
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3rd Grade Notes

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for you and your children. POETRY PALS: FIELD TRIP  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14TH TO SOLOMON SCHECHTER SCHOOL IN NORTHBROOK Permission Slip will be sent home on November 27th SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED/PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD BRING A BAG LUNCH NO HOT LUNCH FOR 3RD GRADERS
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we focused in “Día de Acción de Gracias.” K-2 Students worked on an art project:  A mini book in which they got to practice colors and numbers in Spanish by coloring the pavo and the food we eat during Acción de Gracias. Also, we read the book: “Celebra el Día de Acción de Gracias con Beto y Gaby”/ Celebrate Thanksgiving with Beto and Gaby. This book taught us how to say Thank you God/Gracias Di
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Family Reading Night Reminder

This week we will celebrate our 3rd annual Family Reading Night. It will take place in the Xavier Room starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 16. We hope you will join us for stories, a fun craft designed by our art teacher, Mrs. Kuhn, a visit from Mrs. Joseph of the Wilmette Public Library, and a book swap where children can bring in their own gently used books and swap them for some new treasures to take home
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3rd Grade News

3rd Grade Happenings Writing Students are in the middle of their informational piece of writing.  They have become experts and are teaching classmates all about their topics.  We have pieces about famous sports figures, cupcakes, animals and Jesus.  While writing these pieces, students are also learning about the use of Heading, sub heading, main idea, topic sentences and adding supporting details. Religion This week
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered: K-3 Days of the week and months of the year. We reviewed both topics by singing songs, watching videos and writing activities. Home enrichment: Ask your child to show you the art projects that we did this week. 4-5 We continued our unit on our school. This week we learned about modes of transportation with the help of the verb go/voy. By working in pairs, students asked each other ho
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Day of the dead/Dia de los Muertos We focused on learning about this Mexican tradition by reading the book Pablo Remembers (k-2) and reading an excerpt with a 10 word vocabulary (3-5). Also, we made our own Dia de los Muertos books and colored different objects related to this wonderful celebration! 3-5 added an author’s note based on their own interpretations of this celebrati
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3rd Grade Update

  We had a crazy, but fun week.  We started off with Halloween on Tuesday.  The kids looked great! They LOVED wearing their costumes at school and marching in the SFX parade.                               Then on Wednesday 3rd grade led the All Saints Day Mass.  We loved seeing all of the costumes.  We have some very creative parents that
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Third Grade Notes

REMINDERS: First quarter ended Friday, October 27th. Tuesday, October 31st. whole school parade at 10:00 am Wednesday, November 1st. is our All Saints Day Mass at 10:00am-readings from our Saints will be held in the 3rd grade classrooms following the Mass. All 3rd grade parents are welcome. WRITING: Our students have published their small moment narratives. They will begin learning about Informational Writing. Our st
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Battle of the Books, PoetryPalooza, and Global Read Aloud Fun

What an uplifting and busy week we had last week! Early in the week we celebrated our two middle school Battle of the Books teams and their success at the Illinois School Library Media Conference’s State Battle of the Books Competition. Much thanks to all the parents who drove their children to Springfield and cheered on our teams. Our 8th grade team took the State Championship title and our 6th/7th grade team
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Kindergarten/1st/2nd/3rd Halloween/Dia de las brujas We focused on improving our Spanish vocabulary by learning the names of halloween theme words such as witch/bruja, ghost/fantasma, etc. Also, we made our own Spanish Halloween books and colored different characters! Home enrichment: Ask your child to show you the books and/or the coloring sheets we did this week. 4t/ 5th Grade We f
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Happy Fall Ya’ll!

  The third grade has been so busy lately, starting and finishing many fun and exciting units. This past week in math we completed chapter 4, addition.  Students found the concept of estimating challenging.  We have tried to teach and show them that estimation is a tool they can use to get an “about” answer quickly or to see if their actual sum is reasonable.  Fortunately, they will continue to get practice with
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Kindergarten/1st/2nd/3rd Shapes: Figuras We focused on: Circulo, rectangulo, cuadrado, and triangulo. We had very fun activities that helped us practicing our Spanish writing skills at the same time as reviewing previous lessons such as colors and numbers. Home enrichment: Ask your child about the shapes around your house! 4t/ 5th Grade We finished our unit on introductions in Spanis
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! Due to wonderful field trips, holidays, and special activities in the past three weeks some of the students did not have Spanish. In the past two weeks we have been working very hard on reviewing topics (with the groups that did not miss Spanish), and finishing new lessons (with the groups that did). We are building our Spanish knowledge as we go!  It is very important for students of the same grade and level
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3rd Grade

    Happy Fall Third grade has been busy this week!  We hosted Poetry Pals, Grandparents (and some Grand People) and wrapped it all up with a Pep Rally 9th period on Friday! Students met with the artist from Poetry Pals on Thursday.  We played Name That Faith, wrote personal as well as group poems and created questions to ask our new friends from the Jewish and Muslim schools. Grandparents & Grand Peopl
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Poetry Pals Reminder

Poetry Pals, a program of the Olive Tree Arts Network, is a youth arts organization that uses creative expression to promote cooperation, understanding and peace in our multi-faith society. We are excited to partner again this year with Poetry Pals to pair our 3rd grade with other schools to learn about each other’s cultures and religions. If you have not yet already done so, please sign and return this parent consen
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Firefighters, a Field Trip and a Math Test, OH MY!

What a busy week we have had! We had an amazing time at the Museum of Science and Industry!  The kids loved the weather exhibit. Although we did have some that were terrified of the Tesla Coil that simulated lightning. Several students got to stand in a tornado, observe the power of water, and even see what an avalanche would be like to experience.  Thank you to all the parents that helped make this possible by chape
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Third Grade Weekly Update

It was wonderful talking and sharing dinner with all of you Thursday evening. It’s going to be a great year! Reminder: Field trip to Museum of Science and Industry Thursday, September 28th. Have your child bring a brown bag lunch with a drink. If there are students who did not return their permission slip and/or money, please send that in ASAP. Math:  Skills for this chapter are comparing numbers, ordering numbers th
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we finished our project: La Mochila/My Backpack. All grades: We continued to learn about school supplies in Spanish. This activity not only helps students practice their Spanish writing skills and improve their Spanish vocabulary but also encourages them to speak in Spanish while using or asking for them. 3rd/4th/5th Grades: We ended up our weekend playing a school supplies matching game. Studen
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What’s Happening in 3rd Grade

 Math Students did a great job completing their Chapter 1 test over place value and patterns.  Starting Monday all classes will move onto Chapter 2.  In Chapter 2 we will learn about ordering & comparing numbers as well as rounding.   Please continue to work on addition facts nightly for speed and accuracy.    Science In science we are continuing our unit on weather.  This past week students made wind s
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