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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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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of January 28th-February 1st

  What a fun and short week we had celebrating Catholic Schools Week! I hope everyone stayed warm and enjoyed our two days off! We are looking forward to seeing you all next weekend at First Reconciliation!   Religion This week, we continue to prepare for Reconciliation and learn how God blesses us with this sacrament. Our second graders are working so hard to prepare and we are excited to be part of this j
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of January 22nd-25th

I hope everyone had a great long weekend!  The second graders enjoyed learning about Martin Luther King Jr. as we celebrated him this week. We had a wonderful, busy week!   Religion This week, we continued to prepare for Reconciliation as we discussed friendship and what it means to be friends with God. We talked about the important words, “I’m Sorry”  and how we can use those words along with
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of January 14-18th

We had a wonderful second week back! The second graders continue to work hard on their New Year’s resolutions as we wrap up Quarter 2 this week! We are also loving our new spaces in the school and working hard to learn our new routines and expectations. Please discuss these new procedures and expectations at home with your child to help us reinforce them! Religion This week, we learned more about ways we can sh
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of January 7-11th

Happy New Year! We had a wonderful first week back at school and loved hearing about each other’s breaks! It was so exciting to finally be in the beautiful new addition too! Religion This week, we talked about the importance of showing others we care through our actions by being loving, honest, and trustworthy. We began to discuss forgiveness and how God grants us this gift during Reconciliation. We will contin
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2nd Grade Weekly Updates: Week of December 17-20th

  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a joyful Christmas break and that your first few days of 2019 are off to a wonderful start! The second graders had a busy last few days of 2018 before heading off to Christmas break and I cannot see what 2019 has in store for all of us!   Religion  This week we will learn more about Advent and Jesus’ birth. We will also focus on love and respec
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of December 10-14th

  The second graders had a wonderful time shopping for their loved ones at the Christmas Shoppe this week! It was a joyful last full week of school before break!     Religion This week, we continued to learn about Advent and discussed ways in which we can prepare for the coming of Jesus this holiday season. We have enjoyed our weekly visits from Father Rodlin during 2018 as we prepare for the upcoming
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Six Flags Great America Read to Succeed Reading Program

Before we leave for winter break, your child will bring home a reading log from the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Program. This program is open to children in grades K-6. Any child who independently reads or is read to for 6 hours and completes the reading log will earn one free admission to Great America. Completed forms should be returned to the school library no later than February 15, 2019. A replacement read
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of December 3rd-7th

  The second grade had such a fun-filled time at the Museum of Science and Industry this week! We loved seeing all the beautiful Christmas trees from different countries around the world. This was the perfect way to kick off our Holidays Around the World Unit! We also enjoyed learning about the science behind how Pixar animations are created with lots of hands-on activities.   Religion This week, we created
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SFX Alumna to Kickoff RED Campaign

We are happy to share that our RED campaign for the 2018-2019 school year will feature the theme “We are Changemakers.” The Respect Each Difference (RED) campaign, now in its 4th year, serves to help our students understand that our differences are to be celebrated and not judged. On Tuesday, December 18th, Erin Marie Nolan-Tella (pen name Erma Note and SFX’94) returns to Wilmette from her home in M
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of November 26th-30th

What a wonderful last week of November! We all enjoyed the surprise snow day on Monday and loved playing in the snow during recess!     Religion  This week, we continued to learn about the Ten Commandments and also focused on kindness. As we prepare for the start of Advent, we have been discussing ways that we can turn each day into a ‘Kindness Day’ and do small acts of kindness. Next week, we w
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of November 19-20th

  Thank you to everyone for your continued support and wonderful communication during conferences this week! It means so much to us to hear all the positive growth you are seeing at home with your children. We also loved sharing all the wonderful progress our 2nd graders have made throughout this school year so far with you all! They have been working so hard and we know we will continue to do so over the coming
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of November 5th-9th

It was a wonderful first week of November! The 2nd graders really enjoyed our author visit this week with Laurie Keller. We learned how to draw illustrations and learned a lot about her fun characters and stories! Religion  This week, we continued to learn about how Jesus shows us how to love God our Father and others. We continued to discuss the Great Commandment and the Ten Commandments. The second graders also mad
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of October 29th-November 2nd

Our 2nd graders had a wonderful time celebrating Halloween this week! Thank you to everyone who made it out for the parade and those of you who helped make our Halloween party possible. It was a spooktacular day! Religion This week, we continued to learn about how Jesus shows us how to love God our Father and others. We continued to discuss the Ten Commandments and the Great Commandment. In order to follow the Great
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of October 22-26th

It was a wonderful full week of school filled with lots of fun, learning, and special events. We really enjoyed watching the 6th graders perform their Stories Around the World dance – it was such a neat way to tell a story! Religion This week, we reviewed Unit 1 in which we focused on God’s love for us. Next week, we will learn about the 10 Commandments and how we can celebrate the Lord’s Day. We also enjoyed another
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2nd Grade Weekly Update! Week of October 15th-18th

Our second graders did a beautiful job leading Mass this week! Thank you to everyone who was able to make it and celebrate in prayer with us. Religion This week, we learned more about the parts of the Mass as we prepared to lead the school liturgy. We also discussed the story of the Lost Sheep and the stories’ importance as we begin our preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. We enj
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Laurie Keller Author Visit

We are very excited to have the opportunity to host award-winning author/illustrator Laurie Keller here at SFX on Thursday, Nov. 8. Her visit is made possible by our partnership with the Book Stall of Winnetka. Ms. Keller will be here promoting her hilarious new picture book, Potato Pants. She will be speaking with our Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade classes sharing how she generates the ideas for her books and
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