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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of October 7th-11th

The second graders had the best time at Heller Nature Center! We spent the day outside in the beautiful fall weather and had so much fun exploring and learning about habitats.   Religion This week, we learned more about Baptism and how we are given the gift of God’s Grace during this special sacrament. Then, we discussed how God is the Vine and we are the branches. It is important that we fill our lives wi
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of September 30th – October 4th

We enjoyed a fun first few days of October this week in 2nd grade! Everyone looked so nice all dressed-up for picture day!   Religion This week, we began sharing all about our baptisms. It has been so nice to learn how each second grader celebrated their baptism and to hear fun stories about their special day! Then, we learned about God’s greatest gift to us, Jesus. We discussed how Jesus is our savior and
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of September 23rd-27th

 Our second graders enjoyed having the author and illustrator of Dasher, Matt Tavares, visit St. Francis this week! During his visit, Mr. Tavares shared about his writing and illustrating processes. He also showed us all the unique aspects of what it takes to publish one of his books. What a fun and special opportunity to learn more about writing! A few important updates for next week: Baptism Interview – The Baptism
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of September 16th-19th

    Thank you to everyone who joined us for Back to School Night! It was wonderful to be able to share all the great things happening in 2nd grade with all of you!   A few important updates for next week: On Monday 9/23 we will have our first Lockdown Drill of the school year. We ask that you help us facilitate these conversations at home about how these drills are meant to help keep us safe. We will e
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of September 9th-13th

We enjoyed a busy, hot, and fun first full week of second grade! It has been a joy to get to know your children better over these last few weeks, and to see them all grow their friendships & work together as a new 2nd grade team.   Religion This week, we continued to focus on the many ways we pray, the importance of prayer, and spending time with God. Then, we reflected on our many wonderful gifts from God a
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Upcoming author visit with Matt Tavares

We are off to a great year in the library. Classes have been visiting our wonderful library space and we are learning/revisiting library routines and beginning to checkout to students in 1st-8th grade. Kindergarten students will begin checking out later this fall. I am excited to share that our first author visit of the year will occur this month. In partnership with the Book Stall in Winnetka, award-winning author M
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of September 3rd-6th

Welcome to 2nd Grade!! Our second graders had a wonderful second week of second grade! We have enjoyed our first two weeks together practicing routines, reinforcing expectations and rules for the new school year, and having fun getting to know each other!  *Starting next week, we will be filling out weekly homework assignment sheets. We ask that a parent initials this sheet each night in the bottom column after check
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Welcome to Second Grade!

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2nd Grade Summer Blog! Have a Great Summer!

Thank you so much 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 Update! Week of May 28th-31st

We had such an exciting week of school from hosting Mass to visiting the book fair! Our second graders did a beautiful job leading our school liturgy. We are so proud of all of their hard work and dedication they have shown to their faith this school year. This week, we also started our Summer Balloon Countdown. Each day we pop a balloon and find an exciting new activity inside to celebrate wrapping up the school yea
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of May 20th-24th

I hope everyone had a relaxing and safe Memorial Day weekend! Religion This past week, we reviewed the parts of the Mass as we prepare to lead our school liturgy on Tuesday, May 28th. The second graders will continue to review all we have learned throughout this school year about ways to show love like Christ and pray together during these remaining weeks. Finally, we continued to pray the rosary in honor of Mary as
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of May 13th-17th

    Second grade had a great time learning and practicing their bike safety this week! Please remember to reinforce these safety tips this summer with your child!   Religion This week, we learned more about celebrating the Eucharist at Mass. We focused on the Eucharistic Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Sign of Peace. This coming week, we will prepare to host the school Mass on Tuesday, May 28t
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of May 6th-10th

      We are so proud of our second graders for all of their hard work and preparation for the school Mass on Tuesday! It was a beautiful Mass celebrating First Communion with the entire school!   Religion We spent time this week reflecting on First Holy Communion and the joy-filled weekend! The students wrote how they were feeling after receiving the Eucharist for the first time, and took time to
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of April 29th-May 3rd

    We are so proud of our second graders for all of their hard work and preparation for First Holy Communion! It was such a beautiful, joy-filled weekend!     Religion We reviewed our final preparation for the sacrament of First Holy Communion. First, the second graders worked on creating their First Holy Communion scrapbooks in which they reflected and wrote about what this special sacrament mea
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of April 15th-18th

I hope everyone had a very happy Easter! Enjoy the rest of your break with your family and friends. Safe travels to all who are traveling! We learned about Holy Week and finished reflecting and praying the Stations of the Cross. Then, we continued to prepare for First Communion to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. We worked on discussing and writing what the Eucharist means to us. Finally, we continued to p
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of April 8th-12th

We had such a wonderful and fun week! The 2nd graders enjoyed painting crosses from Color Me Mine this week in celebration and preparation for their First Holy Communion! Religion We have continued to pray the Lenten tradition of the Stations of the Cross as a whole school. Then, we began learning and reflecting about each station in class. This week we learned about the importance of the Mass and what it means to ha
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of April 1st-5th

We had a wonderful first week back after spring break! The second graders had a great field trip to the Field Museum and loved exploring all the fascinating exhibits. We were very lucky and got a behind the scenes tour too!     Religion This week, we continued learning and praying the Lenten tradition of the Stations of the Cross as a whole school. We also continue to prepare for First Holy Communion by lea
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! March 18th-22nd

    What a fun last week of school before spring break! Our second graders did a wonderful job at the Dinosaur Exhibit this week! Thank you to everyone for coming to see all the hard work and research our second graders have been doing! *Please note: 2nd grade will be taking a field trip to the Field Museum to explore the dinosaur exhibits when we return after break on Thursday, April 4th. If your child has
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of March 11th-15th

The second graders had a wonderful time showing their grandparents and special people around SFX! It was so much fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as a school with our special guests. It is truly a blessing to share all the great things we do in our community with these special people in our lives!   Religion This week, we continue learning and praying the Lenten tradition of the Stations of the Cross in o
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of March 4th-8th

Thank you to everyone who made it out to conferences this week! We truly enjoyed sharing all the wonderful things your children have accomplished and all the growth they’ve made so far this school year.  This week we started to learn about “growth mindset”. Please ask your child about this new way of thinking! We encourage you to continue to discuss and reinforce “growth mindset” at home! Religion T
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of February 25th-March 1st

We had a wonderful full week of school! The second graders enjoyed celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and learning about his life!   Religion This week, we began to dive head first into our First Holy Communion preparations! The second graders are learning about how Jesus gives us the gift of Himself in the Eucharist. This week, we learned about the Last Supper and the importance of this special meal. We also
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of February 19th-22nd

  We hope everyone enjoyed their President’s Day off! It was a great short week at school and our second graders enjoyed our author visit this week with Lowey Bundy Sichol! We love learning about our favorite authors and how they created the books we love to read. Religion This week, we continue to focus on prayer and ways to show God our love for him. We learned about Saint Martha and her love for Jesus t
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of February 11th-15th

What a wonderful love filled week! The second graders had so much fun celebrating Valentine’s Day with their classmates and spreading lots of love!   Religion We are so proud of our second graders for receiving their First Reconciliation this past weekend! This week, we reflected on our experiences and how our hearts feel lighter and pure now that we have been forgiven. We also discussed the power of praye
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of February 5th-8th

  What a wonderful week at school celebrating the 100th day of school! Religion This week, we finished our final preparations for Reconciliation! We are so proud of our second graders for their hard work and devotion to their faith. It was such a joy to be with the second graders on Friday and Saturday to share in their First Reconciliation!             Math This week, we continue to work on our double digi
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