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¡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
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Happy Summer!

Create your own slideshow 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 gre
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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
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2nd Grade Wax Museum!

The second graders did a fantastic job on their Biography Projects! Thank you to all those who came, we really appreciate your support! A photo slideshow by Smilebox
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 6/5

We cannot believe that summer is almost here and we are sad to have to say goodbye to such a wonderful group of second graders! We could not be more proud of how much they have grown throughout this school year! We have begun to wrap up the year with review of many of the concepts we have learned about. Our second graders also continue to have a blast celebrating these final days together with our summer countdown ac
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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
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2nd Grade Weekly Update (5/22-5/26)

The second graders continue to work hard even as the summer days approach! We began our countdown to summer which includes an exciting activity every day! Religion In religion, we continued to learn about Mary, the Mother of our church, as we prayed the rosary one last time with our parent volunteers. The second graders also did a wonderful job leading mass this Tuesday! Math In math, we began our unit on multiplicat
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Miss Bode’s Class Leads Mass!

The second graders did a fantastic job leading mass today! Thanks to all those who could join us! Free digital slideshow created with Smilebox
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Kirby Larson’s One Author One Community visit

What a wonderful day we had on Friday with our visiting author, Kirby Larson. When Mrs. Larson arrived at SFX, she was greeted by our official student greeter, a 2nd grade student, who had read almost all of Mrs. Larson’s books as he was so excited that she was coming to the school. How wonderful to see so many students excited to finally meet Mrs. Larson and have her at our school. Mrs. Larson gave three prese
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 5/15-5/19

2nd grade really enjoyed meeting Kirby Larson at our author visit this week! We loved learning about all the non-fiction stories she has written and about the hard work it took to turn them into actual books! Religion In religion, we continued to learn about Mary, the mother of our church, as we practice praying the rosary to honor her during the month of May. The second graders also learned that they are now an even
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Yo puedo/ I can We read the Spanish version of the book From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. This book helped us not only to focus on our main topic: I can, but also to review previous lessons such as body parts and animals. Our portfolio activity consisted in writing complete sentences using the vocabulary provided in order to answer to questions related to activities that we can and can
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Great America Read to Succeed Vouchers

The Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Challenge vouchers have arrived and were distributed to classroom teachers on Wednesday. All children who read the 6 required hours and submitted the reading log to the school earned a free day pass to Six Flags Great America. The vouchers are valid from June 12-August 6, 2017. Be sure to be on the lookout for these vouchers to come home in your child’s backpack. Mrs. Sawye
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2nd Grade Weekly Update (5/8 – 5/12)

We all had a lot of fun celebrating the second graders’ First Communion in school this week! Religion In religion, the second graders enjoyed reflecting on their First Communion experiences and sharing their favorite memories! We also began to learn the “Glory Be” prayer since we are learning how to pray the rosary this month to honor the Virgin Mary. Math In math, we continued our unit on money. The students reviewe
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2017 Art Show!

Hello all! This year’s Art Show will take place on Thursday, May 25th from 6-8:00pm. Please join us for an evening of 1st through 8th grade art in the Xavier Room. If you already have plans, no worries—the show will be left up from Thursday evening-Sunday, so parents can stop by after mass or throughout the day on Friday! We have been working hard all year, and would love for you to come by and celebrate the ar
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2nd Grade Celebrates First Communion!

We are so proud of all the second graders’ hard work to prepare for First Communion! They really enjoyed celebrating their accomplishment at today’s mass! Customize your own photo slideshow
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End of the year for the Library

It’s hard to believe we are just a few weeks away from the end of the school year. In an effort to get all school library materials back and inventoried before we leave for the summer, all library books checked out to students need to be back to the school library no later than Tuesday, May 30. Students may continue to checkout library books until Friday, May 26. In an effort to help children remember to return
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (5/1-5/5)

We cannot believe First Communion is finally here! We couldn’t be more proud of our 2nd graders and how well prepared they are to receive the Eucharist this Saturday! We had lots of fun celebrating “Jesus Day” in honor of this special moment in their lives.  Religion In Religion, we wrapped up our final review and preparations for First Communion! Our 2nd graders have worked so hard to prepare and demonstrate w
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Yo Veo/ I see We read the Spanish version of the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? This book helped us not only to focus on our main topic: eyes, but also to review previous lessons such as colors, sizes, and numbers. Our portfolio activity consisted in using the vocabulary provided to answer questions with complete Spanish sentences in order to answer what pictures we we
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2nd Grade Weekly Update (4/24-4/28)

The second graders are so excited knowing that First Communion is just around the corner! They continue to impress us everyday with their hard work! Religion In Religion, we continue to prepare for First Communion! This week, we discussed the different parts of mass and wrote about each part in our “We Celebrate the Eucharist” packets. We encourage you to discuss the different parts of mass when you attend weekend ma
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2nd Grade Weekly Update (4/18-4/21)

We hope everyone had a very happy Easter! 2nd grade had a great week back! Religion In Religion, we continue to prepare for First Communion. This week, each student created his/her own “Eucharist Pamphlet”. Inside each pamphlet, students shared information about themselves, what the Eucharist means to them, how they will go in peace to love and serve the Lord, and much more! Important First Communion Upda
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2nd Grade Weekly Update (4/10-4/13)

The 2nd graders loved their field trip to the Field Museum this Monday! We also enjoyed preparing for Easter this week! Religion In Religion, we continue to prepare for First Communion. We reviewed important concepts such as, the different parts of mass, Jesus’ sacrifice, how to share God’s love with others, and how we receive Communion! We also participated in our last Stations of the Cross activity this week as a s
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Art Update :: Graphic Novels

In anticipation of the upcoming visit by author Kirby Larson, we have begun to work on a collaborative Library and Art project! Second, third, and fourth grade students read the book “Two Bobbies” with Mrs. Sawyer over the past couple of weeks. The book tells the true story of a dog and cat that were left to fend for themselves during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and were eventually found/rescued. It
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Field Trip to the Field Museum!

The second graders had so much fun at the Field Museum today! Thanks to all of our chaperones for joining us! A free slideshow by Smilebox
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (4/3-4/7)

2nd grade had a great first week back from Spring Break! Field Trip Reminder: This upcoming Monday, April 10th 2nd grade will be heading to the Field Museum! Please remember to pack a disposable lunch/water for your child, wear their SFX uniforms, and comfortable shoes. Religion In Religion, we continue to prepare for First Communion. We learned how to be reflective after receiving Communion, thank God for all he has
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¡Hola!

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Tengo hambre/ I am hungry. We started our lesson reading the Spanish version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. During our reading students learned to express the feeling of being hungry. This book also helped us reviewing previous lessons such as numbers, days of the week, and colors. Our art project consisted in making a strawberry/fresa and a caterpillar/oruga.  Students really enjoy
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