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3rd Grade Blog, 3-17-19

Field Trip to Museum On Thursday, May 23rd, we are headed to the Wilmette Historical Museum on Ridge Road.  We will be eating lunch in our classrooms at 11:30 and then walking over. We are hoping to return to school by 2:45, in time for dismissal.  Please make sure your student wears their SFX uniform and good walking shoes. This will be a fun trip!   Walking Tour of East Wilmette Trip On Friday, May 31st we wil
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3rd Grade Blog, 5-10-19

Field trip to Museum Permission slips for our Wilmette Historical Museum Trip were handed out last week.  We will be walking from SFX to the Wilmette Historical Museum on Ridge Road. We will be eating lunch in our classrooms at 11:30 and then heading over.  We are hoping to return to school by 2:45, in time for dismissal. Please make sure your student returns their signed yellow permission slips as soon as possible.
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3rd Grade Blog 5-3-19

Great Poetry Race Winners, Week 4 And the WINNERS are…. Mrs. Cummings’ Homeroom A 5 way tie for 1st Place! Patrick, Audrey, Matthew, Charlie, and Mayzie each reading the poem 7 times! Ms. Schnecke’s Homeroom 1st Place – Molly – reading the poem 13 times 2nd Place – Patrick – reading the poem 10 times   Nathan Hale On Monday students had an opportunity to see cartoonist, author, and illust
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3rd Grade, 4-26-19

Great Poetry Race Winners, Week 3 And the WINNERS are…. Mrs. Cummings’ Homeroom 1st Place – Audrey Carlton – reading the poem 34 times 2nd Place – Danny Hesburgh – reading the poem 30 times   Ms. Schnecke’s Homeroom 1st Place – Molly King – reading the poem 13 times 2nd Place – Teddy Hart – reading the poem 7 times   Spring Showers is our last poem and is due
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3rd Grade Blog, April 18th

Great Poetry Race Winners, Week 2 And the WINNERS are…. Mrs. Cummings’ Homeroom 1st Place – George Hickey – reading the poem 49 times 2nd Place –  Elizabeth Smith – reading the poem 32 times Ms. Schnecke’s Homeroom 1st Place – Nora Gunnill – reading the poem 60 times 2nd Place –  Molly King – reading the poem 38 times Remember, new poems come out on Monday and students
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3rd Grade Blog, 4-12-19

ASPIRE Testing Thank you to everyone for making ASPIRE testing this past week a success.  Thank you for making sure students had a good night’s sleep, ate a good breakfast, and be on-time for school.  Everyone did their best and tried their hardest, that is all we ask. We even got to enjoy some extra recess and free time after testing!   Great Poetry Race Winners, Week 1 And the WINNERS are…. Mrs. Cummings’ Home
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3rd Grade Blog, 4-5-19

ASPIRE All third graders will be taking the ASPIRE test starting on Tuesday, April 9th.  Students will be tested in the areas of reading, math, writing, science and English, with each test ranging in time from 40 to 65 minutes.    The best thing you can do at home to help prepare your child is to make sure they are well rested, have a healthy breakfast and arrive to school on time.   Stations of the Cross     Th
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3rd Grade Blog, March 22nd

Field Trip What an amazing day we had on Monday for our trip to The Grove and Wagner Farm!  At The Grove, Mr. Bee led us through a typical school day in a one room schoolhouse.  Students were first assigned names and families from the 1860’s. This taught us how everyone in the community had to work together to survive.  Mr. Bee then led us through an arithmetic, reading, and spelling lesson. Ask your third grader if
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3rd Grade Blog, 3-15-19

Field Trip We have our Grove and Wagner Farm field trip scheduled for Monday, March 18th.  We will leave SFX around 8:30 and head to The Grove in Glenview and at noon we will head to Wagner Farm.  Students are asked to come dressed in their SFX uniform with appropriate layers for the day. The programs will be held both inside and outside.  Students will also need to bring a lunch from home which will be eaten outdoor
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3rd Grade Blog, 3-8-19

Spring Conferences It was great to see everyone at conferences.  It’s nice to be able to talk about your child’s growth as well as share all the fun stories.  Please remember, if anything else comes up, feel free to email either one of us. Poetry Pals Next Wednesday, March 13, we are hosting both Islamic Foundation School and Solomon Schechter Day School here at SFX.  On this day, groups will be presenting their skit
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3rd Grade Blog, 3-1-19

FIELD TRIP On Monday, March 18th, 3rd grade has a very exciting field trip planned to aid in our social studies learning.  We will leave SFX around 8:30 and head to The Grove in Glenview. At The Grove we will participate in the “Schoolhouse” program.  This program will aid us in our upcoming WIlmette unit. We will travel back in time to a school day in 1856 at The Grove’s reconstructed one room schoolhouse. A costume
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Thank you!

Thank you to our wonderful class parents for the fabulous faculty feast on Wednesday! We loved the delicious food and sweet desserts. We appreciate you and all that you do for our school!
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3rd Grade Blog, 2-22-19

Third Grade News Division Zoo This week during EPIC Math we played Division Zoo with Mrs. Pritchard.  In this game each child was assigned an animal. Mrs. Pritchard would call out how many of each animal could be in a cage and the students had to divide themselves evenly into groups.  This was a fun activity in which we got a quick introduction to remainders.   Indoor Recess Due to the rain on Wednesday we had a
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3rd Grade 2-15-19

Poetry Pals The 3rd grade Crusaders had yet another amazing experience with Poetry Pals on Wednesday at the Islamic Foundation School.  Many students commented on how different, but weirdly similar our faith, and practices are like our Muslim friends from IFS.   As teachers it is so cool to watch the kids have these “ah-ha” moments as they grow and learn. Some things they learned/observed is that they also use a stri
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3rd Grade Blog, 2-8-19

Math On Monday night students will be bringing home a chapter 9 review to complete for homework.  This assignment will help prepare them for the chapter 9 math test on Tuesday. (We understand that this is now the night of Crusaders Tonight.  We will allow students some time in class to complete this assignment, but can’t promise they will finish the entire thing.) This test will cover multiplication, the associative
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Cummings Mass 2-5-19

Cummings Mass Our class did an amazing job at Mass!  We had very little time to prep due to the polar vortex and a day off on Monday, but these guys pulled it off beautifully! Reader and Petitions      Gift Bearers Sibling Help A huge thank you to our siblings that helped by serving and singing today as well.
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3rd Grade 2-1-19

Poetry Pals On Tuesday your student will bring home a permission slip for our next Poetry Pals adventure.  On Wednesday, February 13th, we will be traveling to The Islamic Foundation School in Villa Park.  We will leave SFX by 8:30 and return around 1:45. On this day we are asking for students to bring a lunch from home to enjoy at ISF.  When packing this lunch please make sure that it is both nut and pork free.  For
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3rd Grade Help

Hi Parents!  We are starting a new unit of economics and we are in need of magazines, newspapers, and coupon booklets for an activity.  If you have any of these laying around and would like to donate them, please send them in as soon as possible.  We will be using these next week.  After cutting these items up, we will recycle them, so they will not be returned.  Thank you in advance for all your help.  
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3rd Grade Blog 1-25-19

Reading This week we began our character studies unit during reading.  We will be reading and analyzing Because of Winn Dixie by Katie DiCamillo as a whole group.  When your child reads at home you can help reiterate these lessons by asking the following types of questions. What are some personality traits the main character possesses? Can you name some secondary characters and their role in the story? Make a predict
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3rd Grade Blog, 1-18-19

Best Recess EVER! We have a recipe brewing for the best recess ever next week.  We are suppose to get several inches of snow this weekend and third grade has the field next week for recess.  The only two things that could ruin this “perfect storm” is lack of proper clothing and too cold temps. So, please make sure your child has snow boots, snow pants, a winter coat, gloves suited for playing in the snow, and a hat f
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3rd Grade Blog 1-11-18

Welcome Back!   We hope everyone had a peaceful and relaxing break.  We are ready to jump back in and get this new year started!   New Spaces When we returned on Monday we were greeted with a wonderful new surprise, a gorgeous new space!  We started Monday off with a prayer service in our new gymnasium to bless our new spaces. We then had a surprise guest speaker, Mr. Moser, Loyola Rambler Basketball Coach.  He
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3rd Grade Blog, 12-20-18

We would like to wish all of our families a Merry Christmas.  We hope you all have a peaceful and relaxing break, full of love and quality family time.   Poetry Pals On Wednesday we visited Solomon Schechter Day School with Poetry Pals.  The students enjoyed meeting their new friends. The fan gear they wore was amazing and definitely started the conversations.  On our trip we wrote group poems about where we com
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3rd Grade Blog, 12-14-18

Saint Lucia This week we learned about St. Lucia of Syracuse, the patron saint of the blind, whose name also means “light”.  We celebrated St. Lucia day through discussion and a short reading. We then learned how to weave a woven paper heart basket, a traditional craft from Scandinavia.  Hopefully when your third grader came home they hung it on the Christmas tree.   Field Trip Please do not forget about our tri
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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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