logo

Category

1st Grade Cobia

Writing Time

The students are learning that writers go from being the writer to being the reader. Writers read their own work just as they would read published text. The students are learning the phrase “when you are done, you’ve just begun” to understand there is more to the writing process. In these photos students read their work to a partner who encourages them to “keep going” or “oops̵
Read More

¡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
Read More

Thank you, Mystery Reader!

We were so excited to welcome our first Mystery Reader of the year! A thank you by Smilebox
Read More

First Grade

The students are enjoying their “Promise” lesson with each lesson built around the theme of the Sunday Gospel. After reading, discussion, and role playing, the students played a game. Friday PepRally-GOCRUSADERS!
Read More

Grandparents Day

Thank you all for visiting on Grandparents Day! The students were so happy to see you in the classroom and attend Mass with you. Please enjoy the photos from this special day! Free slideshow made with Smilebox
Read More

Thank you, Wilmette Fire Department!

The students were completely engrossed in learning fire safety. This presentation is extremely important for our students and, hopefully, they share this valuable information at home. The Wilmette Fire Department is hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 14. New this year is an online home safety survey for a family to complete together. The students brought a flyer home with all of the information in their SAFAR
Read More

First Grade News

Thank you for attending Back To School night last week! It was a so nice to see so many of you and let you know about more about First Grade. All of the students were excited to see notes in their journals from you or a teacher, if you weren’t able to join us. Our room parents are busy preparing sign up lists for events throughout the year. I appreciate all of their assistance! We will be going to the Adler Pla
Read More

First Grade

The students were excited to receive their social studies books! They are very interested in the content, pictures, and maps. They are pleased to keep them in their desks so they can read them during free reading time if they wish. Customize a picture collage
Read More

Religion Book Blessing

We are grateful to Father Sheridan for his blessings. He blessed the students and the books that will help the students grow in their faith. Thank you so much, Father Sheridan! Customize your own photo collage
Read More

¡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
Read More

Reading and Writing

The students are building good reading habits such as “taking a sneak peek” and making predictions. When you are reading with your child you can both take that “sneak peek” by looking at the cover and a page within the story and talk about what the story might be about! The students are all authors and have written several pieces. They are writing stories about “small moments” whic
Read More

¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we finished our project: Todo Sobre Mi/ All about me. After completing this activity, students took turns and introduced themselves to the rest of the class. We very much enjoyed getting to know each other a little bit more and at the same time learned new adjectives and verbs in Spanish. Also, after the oral presentations some classes did a project on School Supplies. This activity was modified
Read More

¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola!   This past week we began our project: Todo Sobre Mi/ All about me as a way to introduce Spanish greetings and review previously learned topics for upper level grades. These worksheets encouraged students to review the fundamentals of the Spanish language at the same time that allowed students to interact with each other in order to complete all the information needed. We will continue to work on this nex
Read More

First Grade

The students have been actively praying, writing, reading, and practicing math this week! The students are building their reading stamina. They were delighted to receive new books this week. They are enjoying all of their specials. The collage shows Spanish and what we call Technology Art. This free photo collage created with Smilebox Please enjoy a safe, relaxing, and fun long Labor Day weekend!
Read More

First Grade!

The students were excited to return to school and experience all of what happens in the first grade! We know that God has brought us together in this class and for that we are truly grateful. Please enjoy the first day photos! Personalize a digital slideshow
Read More

¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! Welcome back! This is Señorita Rocha back again for this 2017-2018 school year at St. Francis! This past week I had the opportunity to meet with some classes to welcome my students to the Spanish program and to give them some information about the wonderful activities that we are going to do this year. I will continue doing this next week. This year for Kindergarten I will follow the same dynamic as last year:
Read More

Thank you for a wonderful year!

Thank you so much to all of you for supporting our classroom so graciously and generously this year. The students and I appreciated all of the chaperones, party volunteers, treats, and more! Thanks to our room parents for the organization behind the scenes. While all of my students will remain in my heart, I wish them all the best in second grade. Please enjoy photos from our last day of school. Have a wonderful summ
Read More

¡Adios Adios!

¡Hola a todos! First of all I would like to thank you all for the support throughout this school year! I am very happy with the results of implementing a new Spanish curriculum that encouraged students active participation and satisfied different learning styles! Also, I would like to let you now that I will continue this wonderful journey during the 2017-2018 school year at SFX. I hope you all have a wonderful and s
Read More

Artwork Coming Home!

Hello Parents!   I just wanted to let you know that artwork should be coming home!! Thank you for all of your support during the year and especially at the art show—it was an amazing showing of all of our amazingly talented students! I still have artwork from this year’s 8th graders that was not picked up, as well as a scattering of works from 6th and 7th grades. If you want to pick anything up, I am avail
Read More

Summer Reading and the Wilmette Public Library

Last Friday Mrs. Joseph from the Wilmette Public Library visited our school and spoke to students in Kindergarten-5th grade about all the great offerings the library has for children this summer. From great family entertainment to reading clubs, as well as volunteer opportunities for middle school students to help younger children over the summer, the library is the place to visit this summer. This summer’s rea
Read More

Thank you, Mystery Reader!

Thank you customized with Smilebox
Read More

Thank you!

Thank you made with Smilebox
Read More

Thank you, Mystery Reader!

Another thank you by Smilebox
Read More

Thank you, Mystery Reader!

Make a digital greeting card
Read More

Lincoln Park Zoo

A special thank you to all of our parent chaperones! This was our first year completing animal reports and traveling to the zoo to see the animals in person. Even though we had a zoo reservation, it was a very busy day at the zoo and we are so grateful for your watchful eyes. The weather was glorious! Thank you! This free digital slideshow customized with Smilebox
Read More