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Cummings, E-Learning 4-2-2020

Happy Thursday!  Only one more day of e-learning this week and then a nice 3 Day Weekend!!  I will be radio silent over the three days.  Please use the time to catch up on any missing assignments, chill, relax, and enjoy your family!   I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all my “co-teaching parents”.  I know e-learning has been an adjustment for everyone.  I can not imagine the stress of yo
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Cummings, E-Learning, 4-1-2020

So sad to be missing April Fool’s Day in the classroom with you all! I am sure it would have been so much fun falling for your jokes all day!   Don’t forget about our Zoom call at 11:00 today!  Here is a run down of what I am planning… I can’t wait to see all your faces! Greeting/Share:  I figured since we may never have this chance again…let’s show off our pets!  Join the meeting w
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Cummings, E-Learning, 3-31-2020

  The work that was submitted yesterday looked so much better!  Thank you to everyone for spending a little extra time on your work, double checking for spelling, grammar and neatness!  Eat, Pray, Scrub   Don’t forget about our Zoom Call tomorrow at 10:00 am.  Tomorrow ZOOM may look a little different.  When you enter the call you will be placed in a “waiting room” and then I will invite y
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Cummings, E-Learning, 3-30-20

Welcome to Week of E-Learning! We have two very successful weeks of E-Learning behind us!  This week things will begin to look a little different.  When students left SFX we were unsure how long we would be out and I tried to send them home with enough materials to last.  We will continue to work through our textbooks & workbooks (religion, grammar & handwriting) with added supplements from BrainPop, BrainPop
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Cummings, E-Learning, 3-28-2020

I know it’s Saturday, but I wanted to make sure everyone that completed an “Out of the Box” Activity got credit!  A huge shout out to Tommy for cleaning the toy room and Seamus for cleaning his bedroom!  I bet that was a least favorite choice, but they did it!  Emily and sister broke out the Easy Bake Oven to make some yummy treats!   I also wanted to compliment you all on the peace prayers you wrot
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Cummings, E-Learning, 3-27-2020

We made it to the end of E-Learning Week 2, Congratulations!      A few more Out of the Box pictures to wrap up our week. Next week Mrs. Zavattero has come up with a fun idea! This week I challenged you to fold a paper crane for Peace.  Congratulations to Maeve!  These look great…and I know they are not easy! Remember to take some time to check out Raz-Kids online, I emailed usernames and passwords earlier this
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Cummings, E-Learning, 3-26-2020

That was ZOOM-TASTIC! I loved seeing everyone today!  We almost had 100% participation! I agree with all of you, this will become a weekly call! Looks like a lot of kiddos have been helping in the kitchen. I love that we even have some siblings jumping in to help as well! A Note from Coach Newman… Parents- How is everyone? I will be sending emails periodically throughout the following weeks with what we would l
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Cummings, E-Learning, 3-25-2020

I can’t wait to see everyone this morning on our Zoom call at 10:oo am. We are going to hold a Morning Meeting Greeting – Waves & Smiles! Share – What do you miss about going to school in our classroom everyday? Game – Charades (Be thinking of an animal or two you can easily act out for the camera.) Prayer – We will end the meeting with a prayer.  Be thinking about any prayer intenti
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Cummings, E-Learning, 3-24-2020

I have quite a few fun things to share with you all this morning! First, thank you to everyone who joined me in participating in an “Out of the Box” activity!  We have pictures of me reading in my fort, Johnny in his orange tent, Grant reading in his box fort, Hunter in his fort, Maeve reading with Oliver, and a picture of Grace’s blanketed reading spot.   Second, Mr. Pancratz reached out and w
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Cummings, E-Learning, 3-23-2020

Welcome back to E-Learning!   I’ve added something a little fun… Out Of The Box Activities  I am sure we are all going a little stir crazy, so this week I am including some FUN, Out of the Box Activities.  Below are six different ideas, you only have to complete five, one each day. You can complete these in any order, on any day of your choosing.  Remember…these are designed to be fun! I would love to see
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Laetare Sunday

Happy Laetare Sunday, third grade! Today is the fourth Sunday of Lent, which means we are over halfway through Lent! Be sure to log on and watch Mass online since we cannot gather together right now at SFX. As you watch Mass from home, use this handy Bingo board to keep track of what you see at church each week! Church_Bingo
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Cummings, E- Learning, 3-20-20

  I am sure some of you are excited for a day off from learning, but some may be wondering, “How do I fill the time?”.  Below are some SUGGESTED activities to keep the brains active over the three days. I will continue to check email, so feel free to submit any missing assignments. RELIGION If you didn’t do this yesterday – Make a special card for your dad. (You can also make cards for other dads in
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Cummings, E-Learning, 3-19-20

Happy St. Joseph’s Day!   Last day of the e-learning week, you’ve got this!  Remember, tomorrow (3-20-20) was a previously scheduled day off.  You are almost made your way to a 3 day weekend, in your house, with your kids….Yea!  But, on the bright side, no school work! Or you can use the day to catch up on missed assignments.  Here is the link to the google doc. On a different note.  I have had a few emails fro
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Cummings, 3rd Grade E-Learning, 3-18-2020

3-18-2020 Day 3 of E-Learning… How are you all doing?  Hanging in there? Remember, we are halfway through the week!  There will not be any e-learning on Friday since it was a previously scheduled day off!  It was so nice to see all the videos yesterday. I really enjoyed seeing all the kids and hearing their voices.  Today and Tomorrow…You can do this! YOU’VE GOT THIS!  Here is your link. A couple of thoughts… D
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E-Learning Cummings, 3-17-2020

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day Day one went smoothly, at least on my end.  I know working at home can be a challenge, but thank you to everyone for giving it a try.  I have updated the Cummings E-Learning Google Doc HERE to reflect work for today, Saint Patrick’s Day.  Take a look! Today’s lessons include submitting photos of work completed as well as a one minute or less video, hopefully this doesn̵
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E-Learning Cummings, March 16, 2020

Hi Parents! Here we go, “day one” of e-learning for a third grader.  I honestly do not know what that is supposed to look like.  Over the weekend I did a lot of research, some soul searching, a lot of praying and wrote quite a few drafts!  With that said, I know there will be some trial and error in the upcoming days. Stick with me, please. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have at jamiecummings@sfx-
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3rd Grade Blog, 3-6-2020

John Schu This week we had a chance to meet yet another amazing speaker, John Schu. He spoke about….BOOKS!  He pulled the students (and adults) right into several plots and got all the kids excited about reading!  Kids were excited to hear about books they could check out in the library, buy from Scholastic book orders and even look for on the shelves of their classrooms. Several students walked away with signed book
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3rd Grade Blog, 2-28-2020

  Candace Fleming This week we had a chance to meet and hear from author Candace Fleming, thanks to the EPIC Fund. She talked about her book Giant Squid. She walked us through her writing process, all the way from finding a topic that interested her, completing research from reliable sources, writing SEVERAL rough drafts (written and typed), illustrations (from her husband), and finally, a published book. Hopefu
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Towervale Event Coming to SFX

We are thrilled to announce that SFX will play host to an exciting Towervale event here on campus on Tuesday, March 10th. Towervale is an intriguing new book series by Patrick Carman that incorporates reading and video gaming. Carman is a well-respected children’s author and the Towervale event is interactive and promises to entice our most reluctant readers with the fusion of reading and gaming. The series is
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3rd Grade Blog, 2-21-2020

Poetry Pals  The Poetry Pal trip to the Islamic Foundation School was informative and a great learning experience.  The kids had an opportunity to work in their color groups to create a skit based off the poem they wrote together over the last two sessions.  We also got to tour their holy space, mosque, as well as listen to their Imam, religious leader.  Our next Poetry Pals experience will be held at Saint Francis X
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3rd Grade Blog, 2-14-2020

We had such a fun day with our Valentine Celebration!  The kids LOVED looking at all their valentines, learning about St. Valentine, playing games, creating crafts, and spending time with their friends.  Thank you, once again, to our room moms for getting all of our fun treats. Poetry Pals  Our upcoming trip for Poetry Pals is planned for next Wednesday, February 19th.  We will be going to the Islamic Foundation Scho
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3rd Grade Blog, 2-6-2020

  Poetry Pals  Our next trip for Poetry Pals is coming up fast!  On Wednesday, February 19th we will be going to the Islamic Foundation School to learn about our Muslim friends and their faith.  Since the Islamic Foundation School is so far away, Villa Park, we will be joining our new friends for lunch. We are asking all students to pack a nut and PORK free lunch for this trip.  (Example lunch items would includ
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3rd Grade Blog, 1-31-2020

Wow, what an amazing and fun week!  We had a Poetry Pals field trip, talent show, and celebrated Catholic Schools Week! Catholic Schools Week was a blast!  We had so much fun wearing our P.J.’s, fan gear, and crusader colors to school.  On Tuesday we enjoyed completing service projects with our communities. We even had daily raffles and fun surprises as well.  I mean, just check out these smiles! Poetry Pals  On Wedn
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3rd Grade Blog, 1-24-2020

Catholic Schools Week Just a reminder that Catholic Schools Week starts this Sunday!  We invite you all to attend 9:30 Mass with us at SFX on Sunday. Anyone that wears their school uniform to Mass will be presented with a Dress Down Pass when you join us back in our classrooms.  In our classrooms, you and your child will participate in a Scavenger Hunt, allowing them to show off everything they have been doing in the
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3rd Grade Blog, 1-17-2020

Math Facts As you continue to work on memorizing your multiplication facts for speed and accuracy, throw a challenge to your child.  See if your child can turn their multiplication facts around into division facts.  We have been learning about fact families in class.   Winter Weather This week students were able to play in the snow during recess.  Remember to pack snow pants, boots, a coat and gloves for fun in
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