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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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Follow up from Jon Agee author visit

What a great time we had on Tuesday with author/illustrator Jon Agee! The students were enthralled by his ability to draw while telling them the story of his new book, “The Wall in the Middle of the Book.”  He was such a nice man and really spent a lot of time talking with our students. Much thanks to the Book Stall for making this event possible. If your child would like an autographed copy of one of Mr.
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 9/24- 9/28)

Exciting news to help our 2nd graders with self-regulation skills to promote learning in the classroom and beyond! We kicked off the ZONES OF REGULATION this week with Mrs. Vehovsky, our Occupational Therapist.  This program is internationally known to help students gain skills related to self-control, self-management and impulse control.  The ZONES lessons and terms are designed to help the students recognize when t
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Area Author Events

The Book Stall is hosting two wonderful picture book author/illustrators this Friday, Sept. 28. At 4pm Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes will be at the Book Stall in Winnetka reading from his new book and autographing books. Mr. Henkes is a delightful person and fans of his books won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet him. No registration is necessary. More information can be found on the Book Stall’s
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 9/17-9/21)

Thank you to everyone who made it out for Back to School Night! We loved sharing all the fun things that will be happening in second grade this year with you.  Religion This week, we continue to learn about the first sacrament of Baptism and how we are welcomed into the church. Fr. Rodlin began his weekly visits this week with us as well. The second graders enjoyed asking and answering questions from Father and getti
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Upcoming Author Visit for Grades 1-3

Through our partnership with the Book Stall, they are bringing us children’s  author/illustrator Jon Agee the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 2. I got a chance to meet Mr. Agee this summer at the national library conference and he is very engaging and fun so I am very excited that our students have the opportunity to meet him.  He will be talking with our 1st-3rd grade students.  Ms. Taubensee and I are collaboratin
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 9/10-9/14)

We had a fantastic first FULL week of school! Our second graders continue to do a wonderful job practicing our routines and procedures! Religion This week, we learned about how God gives us new life in Baptism. We learned about the story of Adam and Eve and how the Original Sin is the result of their choices. We discussed how in Baptism the Original Sin is washed away and we meet Jesus to celebrate becoming part of G
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 9/4-9/7)

Our second graders are off to a great start to the school year! We continue to practice routines and reinforce expectations and rules for the new school year. Religion This week, we learned about God’s gifts to us. We discussed what gifts are most special to us and shared prayers for all those in need them in our lives. We also discussed how Jesus is God’s greatest gift in which Jesus gives us new life and grace. Fin
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Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Welcome to Second Grade! 2018-2019 We had a fantastic first week back to school! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know each and every one of our new second graders these first few days. I look forward to a great year together with lots of learning and fun! Please make sure to check our class blog every week for important updates and reminders! You can also follow us @SFXStolberg on Twitter for quick snapshots throughou
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Your Class Blog Subscription

Thank you for subscribing to your child’s classroom blog for the 2018-2019 school year. Your subscription is now active and blog posts will automatically push to your email’s inbox the morning after any new posts are logged. You may also check blogs anytime on our website here. Please add office@sfx-school.org (blogs and Newsblast) and sfxschool@mail.vresp.com (SFX School News) to your contacts so that th
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Owl Diaries Author Coming to Evanston Public Library

I hope everyone is enjoying this lovely summer. I wanted to share with you that the author of the very popular Owl Diaries beginning reader series is coming to the Evanston Public Library on Friday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m. and all are welcome to attend. This series is very popular with our SFX 1st and 2nd grade students from last school year and I know many of them would love this rare chance to meet the author who is
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2nd Grade Summer Blog!

Thank you 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 Wax Museum 2018!

2nd Grade Wax Museum Thanks for all those who came out to visit our biography wax museum. Our second graders did an excellent job learning about their important people and how they changed the world!   Customize your own free slideshow design
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 6/4-6/8)

Second grade had such a fun time at our end of the year picnic! Thank you to everyone who came to our Wax Museum on Monday! The second graders did a fantastic job! Religion In religion, the second graders discussed how the church celebrates God’s love! We reviewed how it is important to love God and others, obey the 10 commandments, and follow Jesus’ way of life. Math In math, we continued to learn about multiplicati
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Bike Safety Day

Bike Safety Day takes place tomorrow, June 4th at SFX! Fourth grade students will hear an informative presentation on Bike Safety. Second grade students should come to school with their bicycles and helmets tomorrow ready to take part in safety exercises in the school parking lot.
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 5/29-6/1)

Second grade had a blast at field day this week! We look forward to seeing you all at our Wax Museum on Monday! Religion In religion, the second graders reviewed how to pray the rosary as we wrapped up the month of Mary, mother of the church. We also began reviewing the prayers we have learned throughout this year and reflected upon our love for God. Math In math, we wrapped up our money unit. Next week, we will prac
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Today’s Bike Safety Day Postponed

Today’s Bike Safety Day event in 2nd and 4th grades has been rescheduled due to the poor weather forecast. This event has now moved to Monday, June 4th. Please make a note of this new date on your calendar. Thank you!
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 5/21-5/25)

The second graders continue to work hard during these final weeks! We hope you all enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend! Religion In religion, the second graders learned more about Mary, our Mother of the Church. We discussed how she cares for us like she cares for Jesus. We also enjoyed praying the rosary with our parent volunteers during this special month of Mary! Math In math, we review time concepts and learned a
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 5/14-5/18)

Our 2nd graders are doing a fantastic job wrapping up these final weeks of the school year!  Religion In religion, we reviewed the parts of mass and prepared to lead mass again next Tuesday. We also enjoyed praying the rosary with our parent volunteers during this special month of Mary! Math In math, the second graders worked on telling time the nearest 5 minutes, hour and half hour. We reviewed with some games to wr
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