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Owl Diaries Author Coming to Evanston Public Library

I hope everyone is enjoying this lovely summer. I wanted to share with you that the author of the very popular Owl Diaries beginning reader series is coming to the Evanston Public Library on Friday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m. and all are welcome to attend. This series is very popular with our SFX 1st and 2nd grade students from last school year and I know many of them would love this rare chance to meet the author who is
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2nd Grade Summer Blog!

Thank you for such a fabulous second grade year! We will truly miss all of our second graders and hope they come back to visit us in the Fall!  Below you will find some ways to include reading, writing, and math into your child’s summer:  Reading – READ, READ, READ! Any and all books, such as chapter books, picture books, graphic novels, magazines, comic strips, cookbooks, etc. are great ways to encourage your
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (6/4-6/8)

Second grade had such a fun time at our end of the year picnic! Thank you to everyone who came to our Wax Museum on Monday! The second graders did a fantastic job! Religion In religion, the second graders discussed how the church celebrates God’s love! We reviewed how it is important to love God and others, obey the 10 commandments, and follow Jesus’ way of life. Math In math, we reviewed all the concepts we’ve learn
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Bike Safety Day

Bike Safety Day takes place tomorrow, June 4th at SFX! Fourth grade students will hear an informative presentation on Bike Safety. Second grade students should come to school with their bicycles and helmets tomorrow ready to take part in safety exercises in the school parking lot.
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (5/29-6/1)

Second grade had a blast at field day this week! We look forward to seeing you all at our Wax Museum on Monday! Religion In religion, the second graders reviewed how to pray the rosary as we wrapped up the month of Mary, mother of the church. We also began reviewing the prayers we have learned throughout this year and reflected upon our love for God. Math In math, we wrapped up our division readiness unit. The second
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Today’s Bike Safety Day Postponed

Today’s Bike Safety Day event in 2nd and 4th grades has been rescheduled due to the poor weather forecast. This event has now moved to Monday, June 4th. Please make a note of this new date on your calendar. Thank you!
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (5/21-5/25)

The second graders continue to work hard during these final weeks! We hope you all enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend! Religion In religion, the second graders learned more about Mary, our Mother of the Church. We discussed how she cares for us like she cares for Jesus. We also enjoyed praying the rosary with our parent volunteers during this special month of Mary! Math In math, we began our multiplication readiness
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (5/14-5/18)

Our 2nd graders are doing a fantastic job as we start to head towards the final weeks of the school year! Religion In religion, the second graders learned how they are becoming more a part of the church after receiving First Holy Communion. We talked about being one body in the church, as well as, important leaders in our church. We also enjoyed praying the rosary during this special month of Mary! Math In math, the
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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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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (5/7-5/11)

Happy Mother’s Day to all our wonderful second grade moms! We hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend with your families! Religion In religion, the second graders reflected on their exciting First Communion Day experience. The second graders also did a wonderful job leading the school community in mass! We also enjoyed praying the rosary with our parent volunteers during this special month of Mary! Math In math, the
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (4/30-5/4)

We are so proud of all the hard work our second graders have done to prepare for their First Holy Communion this weekend! Religion In religion, the second graders continued to review and prepare for their First Communion! We look forward to a wonderful weekend of celebrating all their hard work in preparing to receive this sacrament. We also had a blast celebrating Jesus Day on Friday with the students! **Please reme
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (4/23-4/27)

The second graders were assigned an exciting Biography Project this week! Please continue to help your child manage his/her time throughout this activity! Religion In religion, the second graders continue to prepare for their First Communion! This week, the second graders had the chance to partner read “Jesus Gives Himself” as another way to review all that we have learned about this sacrament. This is the last weeke
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (4/16-4/20)

The second graders celebrated Earth Day this week by learning about the many ways we can help protect our planet! Religion In religion, the second graders continue to prepare for their First Communion! We continued to learn about the parts of mass to prepare to receive the Body and Blood of Christ. We discussed how we should love and serve God in the world after we have celebrated Jesus at mass! Please help your chil
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Cross Painting!

The second graders had the opportunity to paint crosses as a special way to prepare for their First Communion!
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Geometry Fun!

Today, the second graders used their knowledge of shapes to create real life objects! Take a look at some creations!
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (4/9-4/13)

The second graders did a great job getting back into the swing of things after a wonderful Spring Break! Religion In religion, the second graders continue to prepare for their First Communion! We discussed how we prepare to receive the Bread of Life by asking for forgiveness, thinking about Jesus’ love, and admitting we need to show more love like Jesus. We also reviewed how to receive the Body and Blood from the pri
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (3/19 – 3/23)

2nd grade wrapped up Quarter 3 this week! We are so proud of all their growth and hard work throughout this year! We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing spring break! Religion In religion, the second graders continue to pray as a class and school community to reflect during this Lenten season and pray the Stations of the Cross. We also continue to prepare for First Communion as we learn how Jesus offers Himself to
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (3/12 – 3/16)

Thank you to everyone who came to parent teacher conferences! We appreciate your continued support and enjoyed seeing all of you! Religion In religion, the second graders continue to pray as a school community during the Stations of the Cross. We also learned about the part of the mass where we offer our gifts and give thanks and praise to God for his love. Math In math, the second graders reviewed several concepts t
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2nd Grade Dino Exhibit!

We are so proud of the second graders’ hard work on their dinosaur projects! Thanks to everyone for coming! Make your own free photo slideshow  
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (3/5-3/9)

The second graders were lucky to have an author visit from Jacqueline Davies, our school’s One Author One Community author! They had the chance to listen to her talk more about her book, “The Boy Who Drew Birds”!   Religion In religion, the second graders continue to pray as a school community during the Stations of the Cross. We also continue to learn about and prepare for First Communion, as the second graders get
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (2/26-3/2)

The second graders had a great time celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a fun Thing 1 & Thing 2 craft and read aloud of “My Many Colored Days” and “Sneetches”! Religion In religion, the second graders continue to pray as a school community during our Stations of the Cross. We also began to learn about the different parts of the Mass and how we receive and celebrate the Eucharist. We discu
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Nonfiction Writing Celebration!

The second graders did a fantastic job creating their own nonfiction texts! Today, they got to share their work with their peers!
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Field Museum Adventures!

We had so much fun exploring at the Field Museum! The second graders were extremely lucky to have the opportunity to go “behind the scenes” to see how birds are prepared to go out into an exhibit and play with bugs! Make a slideshow
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (2/20-2/23)

The second graders had a great time on their field trip to the Field Museum and learning about dinosaurs this week! Religion In religion, the second graders continue to learn about the season of Lent and reflect on what it means to make a sacrifice. We discussed the greatest sacrifice made by Jesus as we connect it to First Communion where we celebrate the Last Supper at Mass. We also prayed the Stations of the Cross
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Author Visits Last Week and Looking Forward to Our Next Author

What a wonderful week we had last week when we were fortunate to host two author visits. On Monday, author Tammi Sauer engaged and enthralled our K-2 students with her incredible storytelling. Children fell in love with her and her endearing new book character, Wordy Birdy. On Friday, bestselling children’s author Andrew Clements concluded our week by speaking with our 3rd-5th grade students. He delighted us as
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