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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 Updates! (Week of 6/3-6/7)

We cannot believe this was our last full week of the school year! This year has flown by and we are so proud of all the hard work and growth our second graders have made! We look forward to enjoying our final few days together next week as we wrap up the year together!  Reminders: * 2nd Grade Picnic is Monday, June 10th! Please see email for details. *Please send an extra bag with your child to bring home school supp
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 5/28-5/31)

Second grade enjoyed visiting the book fair this week and creating their summer reading wish lists! We also started our Summer Balloon Countdown this week. Each day we pop a balloon and find an exciting new activity inside to celebrate wrapping up the school year and all the hard work that our second graders have done this year. Important Update: Due to a scheduling conflict, our Wax Museum time has been moved to an
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 5/20-5/24)

Our second graders did a beautiful job leading our school liturgy again last week! We are so proud of all of their hard work and dedication they have shown to their faith this school. Religion This past week, we reviewed the parts of mass as we prepared to lead our school liturgy. The second graders will continue to review all we have learned throughout this school year about ways to show love like Christ and pray to
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 5/13-5/17)

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 worked on our First Communion memory reflections to reflect on our faith and all we have learned this school year. We also began to prepare to lead mass again next Tuesday as we review the parts of mass. Math This week, we wrapped up our
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 4/29-5/3)

We are so proud of our second graders for all their hard work and preparation for First Holy Communion! We look forward to sharing this special moment with all of you this weekend. Religion We reviewed our final preparation for the sacrament of First Holy Communion. The second graders worked on creating their Communion pamphlets to reflect and all they have learned and write about what this sacrament means to them. W
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 4/15-4/18)

The second grade team wishes everyone a very Happy Easter! We hope everyone has safe travels over the break! Religion We continue praying the Lenten tradition of the Stations of the Cross as a whole school. We also continue to prepare for First Communion to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. We worked on letters to God and discussing what the Eucharist means to us. We also continue to practice how to partici
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 4/8-4/12)

Our second graders continue to work hard as they prepare for their First Holy Communions! We had a great time painting crosses from Color Me Mine this week in celebration and preparation. Religion We continue praying the Lenten tradition of the Stations of the Cross as a whole school. We also continue to prepare for First Communion. This week we learned about the gifts we present during mass to be blessed to become t
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2nd Grade Field Trip to the Field Museum!

Second grade had such a fun time at the Field Museum exploring all the dinosaur exhibits. We also enjoyed an exciting visit “behind the scenes” with some of the staff members at the Field Museum! Customize a free photo slideshow
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 4/1-4/5)

Second grade had a blast on our field trip to the Field Museum this week! We got to explore lots about dinosaurs and much more in the exhibits.  Religion This week, we continue learning and praying the Lenten tradition of the Stations of the Cross as a whole school. We also continue to prepare for First Communion. This week we continued to learn about the mass and how to participate as we receive Jesus in the Euchari
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 3/18-3/22)

Our second graders did a wonderful job during their 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 not returned their signed permission slip and $13 bus fee,
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 3/11-3/15)

Second Grade had a wonderful time showing their grandparents and special people around SFX! 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 our classroom and as a whole school. We also continue to prepare for First Communion and how Jesus gives H
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 3/4-3/8)

Thank you to everyone who made it out to conferences this week! We truly enjoyed sharing all the wonderful things your children have accomplished so far throughout this school year with all of you. We are so proud of all their tremendous growth! We encourage you to continue to discuss and reinforce the “growth mindset” that we have been learning about in our classroom! Please see the anchor chart below for more tips.
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 2/25-3/1)

Our second graders worked extremely hard this week learning about how to work our ‘brain muscle’ to shift our thinking to a growth mindset. Please ask your child about what they have learned about growth mindset and how we can change how we think about different situations and experiences. We look forward to sharing more about this with you during conferences next week! Religion This week, we began to dive head first
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 2/19-2/22)

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 also learned about Saint Martha and her love for Jesus that she gave in her actions and words. The second graders created their own dove’s to remind them of
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 2/11-2/15)

Our second graders had so much fun spreading love this week and celebrating Valentine’s Day together! 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 on how our hearts feel lighter and pure now that we have been forgiven.  Math This week, we reviewed our double digit addition unit with lots of fun math centers an
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 2/5-2/8)

Second grade had a blast at the pep rally this week cheering on the 8th graders and teachers during the volleyball game! Religion This week, we wrapped up our final preparations for Reconciliation! We are so proud of our second graders for their hard work and devotion to their faith. We look forward to seeing you all at the ceremony this weekend! Math This week, we continue to work on our double digit addition unit.
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 1/22-1/25)

We hope everyone stayed warm this week during our polar vortex vacation! We are looking forward to seeing you all next weekend at First Reconciliation! Religion This week, we continue to prepare for Reconciliation and review the steps to receiving this sacrament. Our second graders are working so hard to prepare and we are excited to be part of this journey with them! *Please note: This week your child received a wor
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 1/14-1/18)

Our second graders continue to work hard on their new year 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 continue to prepare for Reconciliation by learning how we can forgive and show
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 1/7-1/11)

Happy New Year! Second grade is off to a great start to 2019! Our second graders worked hard this week to create some positive new year’s resolutions to help us grow over the next few months. Religion This week, we began our preparation for the upcoming sacrament of Reconciliation. We learned about how God loves us and grants us the gift of forgiveness. We discussed how forgiveness means being truly sorry and making
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 12/17-12/20)

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Follow the Star this week! Our 2nd graders have done a wonderful job wrapping up 2018! We look forward to seeing you all in the new year. Have a very Merry Christmas! 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 continue to enjoy our weekly visits from Fr. Rodlin as we begin to
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 12/10-12/14)

2nd Grade had a great time at the Christmas Shoppe this week! Holiday cheer is in the air! 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 continue to enjoy our weekly visits from Fr. Rodlin as we begin to prepare for the upcoming sacraments! Math This week, we continued to review place value concepts working our way int
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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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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 Field Trip to the Museum of Science & Industry!

Second grade had so much fun on our field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry this week! We explored the science and math behind Pixar animations and learned about different holiday traditions from countries all around the world!   Personalize your own digital slideshow
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