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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Week of March 5th

Math In math we are continuing our unit on measurement, learning the difference between the customary system and the metric system.  As we prepare for the upcoming Aspire testing, we will also take a day to cover quadrilaterals and do some review of word problems.  Our next big unit will be fractions.   Science   In science we are currently working on two mini units, magnets (taught by Ms. Miller) and the life c
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3rd Grade Notes

Finally, a calm and normal week, even two days of beautiful weather!   Social Studies & Science We wrapped up economics this week by analyzing the ticket counts from our Carnival.  We made a bar graph and talked about why some booths were more profitable than others.  We also discussed how all of our newly learned concepts were present (or absent) at the Carnival.  On Friday we ended with a test.     Ne
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! K Donde esta? Where is? We walked around the classroom finding the location of different objects and people! Also, we worked on an art project Donde esta el perrito? We hid the little dog under the bed! 1 Me gusta y no me gusta/I like and I don’t like Students enjoyed learning about how to express themselves when liking or disliking different food items.   2-3 Bueno y  malo/ Good and bad We covered
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3rd Grade Update

3rd Grade News Mrs. Sage/Ms. Oberlin’s class did an amazing job leading Mass on Wednesday!       Thank You Thank you for all of the donations of sweet & salty snacks and drinks for our Valentine Party!  The kids enjoyed viewing Wonder with their friends!   Math It is so important that your child memorizes their math facts for speed an accuracy.  We know that flashcards can get boring, so
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Crusader Carnival

3rd Grade Carnival The 3rd grade carnival is approaching quickly!  We hope your child has come home excited about this fun experience.  The carnival will be held on Friday, February 23rd during the end of the day within our classrooms.   During social studies, students have been busy planning their booths with their partner(s). During this time, the groups have… Generated an idea for a booth Come up with rules
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3rd Grade News, Week of February 5th

  **  Due to the snow day, the spelling test will be Monday morning.  ** Religion Mrs. Cummings’ class did a fabulous job leading Mass last week, we look forward to Mrs. Sage’s classes turn on Ash Wednesday. Our focus for classroom instruction in religion has been on the difference between temptation and sin.  We have been discussing Adam and Eve quite a bit, as well as discussing lives of Saints and daily decis
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! Señorita Rocha IS ON TWITTER! Please follow me @srita_rocha. I will be posting videos and pictures every day! This past week we covered Semana de la Escuelas Catolicas. K-1-2 Students learned Spanish vocabulary while working on a coloring projecto: Dios/God, Faith/fe, My school/Mi escuela. Also, students drew themselves and then labeled their body parts and the colors they were wearing for the day! Home enrich
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3rd Grade News

  3rd Grade Update           Catholic Schools Week What an amazing and fun week!  We started off with a school wide prayer service and jammie day, we participated in a pep rally, watched a volleyball game and ended the week Showcase!  The smiles on the kids faces this week were non-stop!   Religion Two things have been a common theme in religion the past couple of lessons, kindness and the golden rule.  These tw
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: K:  Mi Familia/ My Family We worked on learning about the family members that live with us by coloring a family tree. Home enrichment:  Ask your child to tell you what does papá mean if we forget to put the little dash on top of the second a (it means potato instead of daddy!)   1:Bueno Dias y Buenas Noches/ Good Morning and Good Night We completed a portfolio activity and an ar
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Third Grade Blog

      Poetry Pals The third graders did a fabulous job sharing about the Catholic faith with their Muslim and Jewish friends.  The look of awe in our visitors eyes when they saw our holy space reminded us all of how lucky we are to be able to worship in such a beautiful church weekly.  Our students definitely made us proud explaining the different parts of the church.  They were able to answer questions abo
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3rd Grade

3rd Grade News We have finally settled back into normal routines after the Christmas break and weird first week back.   Students finished up Quarter 2 on Friday and will be starting Quarter 3 on Monday, January 22nd. We are moving along and making progress in both grammar and cursive handwriting.  We have also been working on listening skills during Social Emotional Learning time.  We have discussed how to be a good
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: K We finished our unit on clothes/ropa. We worked on writing and color activities that helped students reviewed body parts in addition to learning clothes items that we wear during winter time. Home enrichment: Ask your child to tell you about the book we read in class!!! 1/2/3 This week we covered My family/Mi familia. We enjoyed drawing and labeling the members of our families and
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we reviewed previous topics and were amazed to realize how much Spanish we have been learning so far! In addition we covered: K-3 Body parts/clothes We worked on labeling projects, did our own version of Simon says, and learned the Spanish version of Head,shoulders, knees and toes.   Home enrichment: Ask your child to show you the labeling projects and to sing cabeza, hombros, piernas pies
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3rd Grade Notes

Week of January 15th Welcome Back!  What a crazy week we had with coming back after an extended break, a rescheduling of Mass, Follow The Star in the rain and a field trip!  It was good to see all the kids again and hear all about the fun and exciting adventures over the break.  You’d think they would share about the amazing gifts they received or cool vacations, but most students shared about family time, traditions
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