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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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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 12/3-12/7)

2nd grade had such a fun-filled time at the Museum of Science and Industry this week! We loved learning about the science behind how Pixar animations are created with lots of hands-on activities. We also enjoyed seeing all the Christmas trees from different countries around the world, as we kicked off our Holidays Around the World unit this week! Religion This week, we created Advent calendars, learned about the mean
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 11/27-11/30)

I hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving break and extra snow day last week! 2nd Grade is looking forward to our upcoming field trip to the Museum of Science & Industry this Wednesday, December 5th! Religion This week, we continued to learn about ways God wants us to live in love. We discussed St. Theresé and the sacrifices she made to help others. We learned about ways we can make sacrifices to love as God
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 11/19-11/20)

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 much and we know will continue to do so over the coming months! 
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 11/12-11/16

2nd grade had a great time celebrating our Blue Ribbon award this week during mass! We are proud to be crusaders! Religion This week, we continued to learn about ways in which we can give love to others, as God wants us to. We learned about being kind, respectful, honest and truthful this week. We continue to learn and practice ways in which we can follow God’s commandments.  Math This week, we continued to learn abo
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 11/5-11/9

Our 2nd graders really enjoyed our author visit this week with Laurie Keller! We learned how to draw illustrations and lots 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 and learn about the Ten Commandments and the ways in which we can obey God. We continue to enjoy our weekly visits with Fr. Rodl
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 10/29-11/2

Our 2nd graders had a blast celebrating Halloween this week! Thank you to everyone who made it out for the parade to see all our awesome costumes! Religion This week, we continued to learn about how Jesus shows us how to love God our Father and others. We continued to discuss and learn about the Ten Commandments and the Great Commandment. We discussed how in order to follow the Great Commandment, God wants us to love
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 10/22-10/26

2nd grade really enjoyed watching the 6th grade girls perform their Kolaam African dance this week. We learned a lot from them during this fun project! Religion This week, we learned abut how Jesus shows us how to love God our Father. We learned about how God gave us the Ten Commandments and that they are rules that help us to live as His children. We also discussed how we celebrate the Lord’s Day and celebrate God’s
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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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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week 10/15-10/18

Our second graders worked hard to clean out their desks this week, as we continue to work on our organizational skills and other strategies to help us stay focused! Please help us reinforce these important skills with your child at home. Religion This week, we reviewed unit 1 on how God gives us life and love. We reviewed the who the leaders of the church are, Baptism, and the many gifts that God gives us. Next week,
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 10/9-10/12

Our second graders did a beautiful job leading mass this week! Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out and celebrate in prayer with us. Religion  This week, we learned more about the parts of mass in preparation for leading school liturgy. We also learned about the story of the Lost Sheep and discussed its’ importance, as we begin to think about our preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 10/1-10/5

Our second graders had lots of fun meeting Jon Agee during our author visit this week!  Religion  This week, we prepared to lead school mass next week. We learned about the different parts of mass. The second graders worked hard to practice their readings and songs to be excellent, prayerful leaders on Tuesday. We hope you can join us for mass next week! Math  We wrapped up our measurement unit with a final review. W
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