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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 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, we discussed the different parts of mass and wrote about each part in our packets. Please look for this packet in your child’s Take Home Folder on Monday and review the parts of mass at home. Important First Communion Updates: Your child should continue to work on a w
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Spring Library Happenings

I hope everyone had a joyous Easter! It is hard to believe we are almost to the end of April and the school year is winding down. We continue to have many fun things happening in the library. Book Fair Wrap Up Much thanks to all the families who shopped our Spring Book Fair held at the Book Stall in Winnetka. 20% of the sales made by SFX families will come back to the school library and enable us to buy new books for
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Welcome to 2nd Grade, Ms. Miller!

Please help us welcome Ms. Molly Miller who will be joining 2nd grade! Ms. Miller will be helping out in our classroom one day a week for the remainder of this school year, in order to complete field experience requirements for her teacher preparation program. Please read the introductory note below from Ms. Miller! Hello families of Miss Stolberg’s 2nd graders! My name is Molly Miller and I am currently a student at
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 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 prayer service this week
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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!

Second grade had a blast learning about the dinosaurs at the Field Museum this week! Photo slideshow customized with Smilebox
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 4/3-4/7

2nd grade had a great first week back from break! * Field Trip Reminder: This upcoming Monday, April 10th all of 2nd grade will be heading to the Field Museum! Please remember to pack a disposable lunch/water for your child, a small snack, wear their full SFX uniforms, and comfortable shoes.* Religion In Religion, we continue to prepare for First Holy Communion. We discussed the four Gospels and began discussing the
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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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First Holy Communion Crosses!

Our 2nd graders had a great time painting crosses today! Such a fun activity to celebrate their hard work as we continue preparing for First Holy Communion!
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered Escucha/Listen. We read the book Escucha al Desierto/ Listen to the Dessert. While reading this book, students took turns in order to repeat the rhythmic sounds of this fascinating habitat at night. Our art project consisted in making big paper ears-orejas grandes, then students walked around the classroom asking if they could hear each other. Also, we worked on a portfolio activity i
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 3/20- 3/24

The second graders had lots of fun celebrating their hard work during our ‘warm fuzzy’ party this week!  We hope you all enjoy a safe and restful Spring Break! Religion In Religion, we continue to learn about First Communion. We discussed that Jesus gave himself as a sacrifice for us and that we celebrate His sacrifice at Mass. We also learned that the consecration is when the bread and wine because the B
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: jump/saltar. We read the book Salta Ranita Salta/ Jump Frog Jump.While reading this book students were exposed to repetitive questions such us: what should the frog do now? to which students responded: Salta ranita salta! Also, we worked on a portfolio activity in which students had to answer in Spanish to questions such as Can the table jump?/ Can the girl jump? Our art project cons
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 3/13-3/17

2nd grade had a blast celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this week and watching our amazing Irish dancers perform on Friday! Religion In Religion we continue to learn about First Communion. We discussed how we respond and participate during mass and discussed things we see at mass and in the church. We also continue to reflect and pray the Stations of the Cross throughout Lent as a school and as a class. **Important remin
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Dinosaur Exhibit!

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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 3/6-3/10

Thanks to everyone for coming to parent teacher conferences! We enjoyed meeting with you all and sharing about all the wonderful growth your children have made!  Religion In Religion, we began learning about the different Stations of the Cross each day and reflecting on the sacrifices Jesus made for all our sins. We continue to reflect on our Lenten promises every week, as well as, pray as an SFX community in Station
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered My House/Mi Casa We read the book Hogares/Homes. Through stunning photographs and simple text, students learned in Spanish about homes around the world, including how they are alike and different, special types of homes, and how homes provide shelter. Our art project consisted in labeling a house in order to comprehend and use the words puerta/door, ventana/window, techo/roof. Home En
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Around the World in Art!

First through fourth graders are starting to “take a trip” in art class… we’re going to travel the world! We have begun by taking a verrrrrrry long plane ride to the continent of Asia, first landing in India. Students learned about some cultural practices in India, as well as a traditional art used with Henna dye, called Mendhi.   Students were asked to think of something they associated
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Busy week in the Library

What a fun and busy week we had in the library last week. On Monday. local author Songju Ma Daemicke came to talk about her book A Case of Sense, a folktale she wrote based on a tale she was told when growing up in China. Second grade enjoyed hearing her talk about her journey to become an author and they even got to try out the author’s Chinese gong, an integral part of her book. On Thursday, we celebrated the
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 2/27-3/3

2nd grade had a blast celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday this week! We also enjoyed meeting a special visitor that stopped by SFX on Friday, Superintendent Jim Rigg! Religion In Religion, we continue to learn about First Holy Communion. Our second graders are getting excited as the sacrament is fast approaching! We discussed how we celebrate God’s love at mass as we receive Jesus in the Eucharist. We also discussed Lent
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Arriba y Abajo/Up and Down We read the book Adivina cuanto te Quiero/Guess how much I love you. While reading this book students were mimicking the little conejo while raising their hands up and then down. Moreover, this book helped us review previous lessons such us buenas noches, familia, etc. Our project consisted in writing down complete Spanish sentences using the verb estar/to
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 2/21-2/24

Our second graders had a great time celebrating February birthdays this week! We are super excited to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday next week on Thursday, March 2nd! Religion In Religion, we continue to learn about First Holy Communion. This week, we discussed how Jesus gives us the gift of Himself so that we can live in eternal life with Him. Next week, we will continue to learn about the Eucharist as we prepare for
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SFX Showcase Flags!

All of SFX has been working very hard on creating some beautiful artworks to auction off at Showcase! Check it out!! Students have discussed and learned about the paintings of American artist Jasper Johns. Johns was a member of the U.S. military, and his unique painting materials and iconic subjects help to make him very well-known in the art world! Both works below are painted by Johns with a material called “encaus
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 2/13-2/16

The second graders had a fun-filled time last week during our Valentine’s Day celebration! Religion The second graders did a fantastic job at their First Reconciliation! We are proud of all their hard work in preparing! We reflected on our experiences as a class and with Fr. Rodlin. We’re already beginning to discuss First Communion now! Math In Math, the second graders began our triple digit addition uni
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 2/6- 2/9

The second graders had a busy week filled with the 100th day of school and Reconciliation practice! We can’t wait to see you all for the 2nd graders’ First Reconciliation on Friday, February 10th @ 7:00 pm or Saturday, February 11th @ 10:00 am! Religion First Reconciliation is here! Our second graders have been working hard to prepare and we think they are ready to meet Jesus at this special sacrament! We pract
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Grande/Big,  Pequeño/Small. We read the book Perro grande, perro pequeño, Big dog, small dog. Our project consisted in identifying and labeling small and big animals and objects by writing Es grande or Es pequeño in Spanish!!! We ended up our week learning the song:  Grande y Pequeño. Here is the link: Home Enrichment: Practice with your child by asking him/her about the sizes of dif
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