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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 12/11-12/15)

Our second graders enjoyed visiting the Christmas Shoppe this week! They continue to work hard during this fun and busy time of year! Religion In religion, the second graders continued to learn about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We discussed that in Reconciliation we meet Jesus and He forgives us if we are truly sorry. We also learned many important vocabulary words such as, penance, pardon, sin, and confession.
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered: K-2 Christmas/Navidad We made our own Mini Christmas Book that helped us learn in Spanish how to say Joseph, Mary, and Baby Jesus. Also we worked on two art projects: k-1 Grade: We made a Feliz Navidad’ card! 2 Grade: We filled out a worksheet about our Navidad’ costumes and wishes! Home enrichment: Ask your child to show you the mini books we made and to say Merry Christ
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Six Flags Great America Read to Succeed Reading Program

This week your child should have brought 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 5, 2018. Replacement reading logs are avail
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Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Feast of the Immaculate Conception Our 2nd graders did a beautiful job leading mass this Friday to honor Mary, mother of the church! Picture slideshow created with Smilebox
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: K-1 The seasons of the year and the weather. We reviewed both topics by singing songs, watching videos and writing activities. Home enrichment: K- Ask your child to show you the art project that we did this week. 1- Ask your child if it is frio/cold or caliente/hot outside. 4 This week we learned about modes of transportation with the help of the verb go/voy. By working in pairs, stu
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 12/4-12/8)

Our second graders did a beautiful job leading mass this week and honoring Mary during the Feast of the Immaculate Conception! Religion In religion, we continued to add blessings to our class ‘blessings jar’. We also learned about the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and how we honor Mary, who was born without sin on this day. The second graders did a wonderful job learning about the mother of our church and prepar
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 11/27-12/1)

This week we enjoyed celebrating our patron saint during the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier! Religion In religion, we began to discuss the Advent season and how we can use this time of year to make a Christmas wish for others! We made our Advent calendars to help us prepare and think of ways to show our love for others. The second graders also began to write daily blessings to add to our class ‘Blessings Jar’. We cont
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 11/20-11/21)

Thank you so much to everyone for making it out to conferences this week! I truly value this time together to share, learn and discuss all the wonderful growth and progress your children are making each and every day. I hope you all have a wonderful break and enjoy spending time with family and friends this week. I am so thankful for all of your continued support throughout this school year! Happy Thanksgiving!! Impo
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Family Reading Night Highlights

What a fun time we all had last week Thursday night when 200 people joined us to share stories, swap books, and make a jazzy craft. Much thanks to Alice Joseph of the Wilmette Public Library for being one of our guest readers and helping to sign children up for library cards. Thank you to all of our SFX families who joined us to celebrate our love of reading.     
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 11/13-11/17)

The second graders had a great time celebrating with our Crusader Communities during the Thanksgiving feast this week! We look forward to meeting with you all next week during parent-teacher conferences! Religion In Religion, we are beginning to introduce the sacrament of Reconciliation by talking about how Jesus gives us the gift of peace. We continued to learn about the Ten Commandments and how God wants us to obey
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we focused in “Día de Acción de Gracias.” K-2 Students worked on an art project:  A mini book in which they got to practice colors and numbers in Spanish by coloring the pavo and the food we eat during Acción de Gracias. Also, we read the book: “Celebra el Día de Acción de Gracias con Beto y Gaby”/ Celebrate Thanksgiving with Beto and Gaby. This book taught us how to say Thank you God/Gracias Di
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Family Reading Night Reminder

This week we will celebrate our 3rd annual Family Reading Night. It will take place in the Xavier Room starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 16. We hope you will join us for stories, a fun craft designed by our art teacher, Mrs. Kuhn, a visit from Mrs. Joseph of the Wilmette Public Library, and a book swap where children can bring in their own gently used books and swap them for some new treasures to take home
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered: K-3 Days of the week and months of the year. We reviewed both topics by singing songs, watching videos and writing activities. Home enrichment: Ask your child to show you the art projects that we did this week. 4-5 We continued our unit on our school. This week we learned about modes of transportation with the help of the verb go/voy. By working in pairs, students asked each other ho
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 11/6-11/10)

The second graders enjoyed celebrating the veterans at Mass on Friday in honor of Veteran’s Day! Thank you to all those who are serving or have served – we appreciate your service! Religion In Religion, we continued to discuss the Ten Commandments and how God wants us to live by his laws and obey his word. We continue to discuss how God wants us to act in loving ways and ways in which we can do that in our own lives.
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Day of the dead/Dia de los Muertos We focused on learning about this Mexican tradition by reading the book Pablo Remembers (k-2) and reading an excerpt with a 10 word vocabulary (3-5). Also, we made our own Dia de los Muertos books and colored different objects related to this wonderful celebration! 3-5 added an author’s note based on their own interpretations of this celebrati
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 10/30-11/3)

Second grade had a blast celebrating Halloween this week during our school parade and class party this week! Religion In Religion, we continued to learn about how God speaks to us through Jesus and the church. We also learned about how God loves us and wants us to obey his rules, the Ten Commandments. We discussed the ways in which we can obey God’s laws. We also continue to enjoy our weekly visits with Fr. Rodlin as
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Battle of the Books, PoetryPalooza, and Global Read Aloud Fun

What an uplifting and busy week we had last week! Early in the week we celebrated our two middle school Battle of the Books teams and their success at the Illinois School Library Media Conference’s State Battle of the Books Competition. Much thanks to all the parents who drove their children to Springfield and cheered on our teams. Our 8th grade team took the State Championship title and our 6th/7th grade team
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (10/23-10/27)

The second graders enjoyed having the opportunity to work with Bill Buczinsky on their poetry skills! We were so fortunate to have him visit us for a whole week again and hear the amazing poems our second graders were able to create with his help! Religion In Religion, we discussed how important it is to give love to others! We know that when we are grateful, kind, respectful, honest, and truthful Catholics, we are a
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Kindergarten/1st/2nd/3rd Halloween/Dia de las brujas We focused on improving our Spanish vocabulary by learning the names of halloween theme words such as witch/bruja, ghost/fantasma, etc. Also, we made our own Spanish Halloween books and colored different characters! Home enrichment: Ask your child to show you the books and/or the coloring sheets we did this week. 4t/ 5th Grade We f
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Kindergarten/1st/2nd/3rd Shapes: Figuras We focused on: Circulo, rectangulo, cuadrado, and triangulo. We had very fun activities that helped us practicing our Spanish writing skills at the same time as reviewing previous lessons such as colors and numbers. Home enrichment: Ask your child about the shapes around your house! 4t/ 5th Grade We finished our unit on introductions in Spanis
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (10/16-10/20)

Second grade had a great time celebrating our October birthdays this week! We also had lots of fun during our Cubs dress down day, supporting our Cubbies during the playoffs! Religion In Religion, we continued to learn about how God speaks to us through Jesus and the church. We discussed the ways we can speak to God in our own daily lives through prayer and acts of love, as followers of Jesus. We also continue to enj
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Reconciliation Parent Meeting – New Location

Parents who plan to attend this morning’s reconciliation meeting (on Sunday, October 15th) should note that the location for this 9am gathering has moved to the Xavier Room.
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! Due to wonderful field trips, holidays, and special activities in the past three weeks some of the students did not have Spanish. In the past two weeks we have been working very hard on reviewing topics (with the groups that did not miss Spanish), and finishing new lessons (with the groups that did). We are building our Spanish knowledge as we go!  It is very important for students of the same grade and level
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 10/10-10/13

The second graders enjoyed their first Global Read Aloud session with a school in Canada in this week! We also enjoyed learning about and participating in African dances during our assembly on Friday, which kicked off our R.E.D. Campaign for this school year! Religion In Religion, we learned about a couple bible stories including Adam and Eve and The Lost Sheep. We also learned that God is everywhere and always watch
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 10/2- 10/6

Second grade had a great time sharing their writing and spending time with their grandparents/special people this week! Thanks to all our visitors for making this day extra special! Religion This week we enjoyed sharing our Baptism interviews with the class and learning more about the sacrament that welcomes us into the Catholic church. We also enjoyed another visit from Fr. Rodlin this week as we continue to ask him
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