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3ed Grade Blog, Friday, 11-15-19

Boosterthon Fun Run Thank you for all the help at home by having your child log into Funrun.com and gather pledges.  All of your help and donations will make a difference here at SFX! We had a BLAST at the Glow Run!  The kids were smiling, dancing, and cheering for a solid hour!     Recess What a fun and snowy recess on Monday! Social Studies We are starting a new unit in social studies, government. We will discover
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3rd Grade Glow Run Updates

SFX Glow Run Families, The SFX Glow Run is tomorrow! Thank you to all of our families who have been working hard to raise funds for our school. We truly appreciate your support! There is only one day left in the program. That makes tonight THE LAST NIGHT FOR PLEDGING before the SFX Glow Run. We are currently at 31 states, and we are trying to get pledges from ALL 50 STATES!! Would you consider reaching out to one or
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3rd Grade Blog, 11-8-19

Maple Park The game of Food Chain Tag was a huge success!  Thank you to all the parents that walked along with us, guarded the jail, stood as game borders, chased kids as natural death, and provided us with extra eyes!  We apologize for all the muddy pants, but the kids had so much fun! Just look at all these smiles… Boosterthon Thank you for all the families that have already signed up for the Glow Run!  The run hap
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Boosterthon

SFX Glow Run Families, Thank you again for supporting our school through the SFX  Glow Run! We are officially heading into the weekend, which means we are getting closer to our SFX Glow Run!! As we work towards earning pledges to help our school we can earn some awesome class rewards! If you’re looking for the easiest way to ask for a pledge, just upload a photo of your student to funrun.com to create a personalized
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Boosterthon-Cummings

SFX Glow Run Families, Our class is having a BLAST preparing for the SFX Glow Run coming up soon! We’ve also begun learning how to choose to live with character every day through Booster’s brand new character theme, MindSpark: Wild West. While they’re teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to compete in character duels, your students will learn five 21st-century character traits that will help strengthen them
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3rd Grade Blog, Friday, November 1st

Halloween  Third graders had an amazing Halloween at SFX!  Our classrooms were filled with sports figures, inflatables, video gamers, and even a slice of pizza!  Students enjoyed Halloween fun all day long with a special Would You Rather writing assignment, Halloween themed math games, Jack-O-Lantern word work, and a viewing of It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.  Hopefully all the fun at school made up for the mis
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3rd Grade Blog, October 25, 2019

All Saints Day Invitation We would like to invite all families to join us in church for 10:00 Mass on Friday, November 1st where our “Saints Will Come Marching In” to lead mass.  Immediately following Mass, parents are invited to join us in the SFX atrium for a Saint Wax Museum. You will have the opportunity to stroll through statues of the Saints from Mass.  If you lightly tap any statue, it will come to life and te
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Elmwood Beach Field Trip

Don’t forget that today is the Elmwood Beach field trip!  Students will be eating a normal lunch at school.  We will be departing shortly after lunch and returning to SFX around 2:15.  Your child will be outside for about two hours, so please dress for the weather.  Students are expected to wear their uniforms, but we suggest layers and good walking shoes. Thank you for all that you do! 🙂
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1st-4th Grade Storybook Pumpkin Patch

Our School Library is growing a Storybook Pumpkin Patch, and we need your help! Families with students in grades 1-4 are invited to decorate a pumpkin to look like a favorite storybook character, and bring it to the library to “plant” in our Storybook Pumpkin Patch. Download a flyer with directions here. Students who choose to submit a pumpkin must fill out the entry form at the bottom of the flyer and br
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3rd Grade Blog, 10-19-19

Saint Projects Thank you for completing all the Saint outlines at home, your time and energy is greatly appreciated!  Now the project is in the hands of your child. In class we will take the information and write a brief report.  We will send a copy of the report home by Tuesday, October 29th for your child to practice before the Wax Museum on Friday, November 1st.  The last thing we need from home is a costume. Plea
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3rd Grade Blog, 10-11-19

3rd Grade Blog, October 11th, 2019 Fire Safety On Monday the Wilmette Fire Department came out and had a Fire Safety assembly with our 3rd graders.  We discussed the importance of having a plan and a meeting spot in case of an emergency. The fire fighters suggested actually setting off the smoke detectors in your home so that your children know what they sound like and sent a reminder to check all batteries!  Mrs. Za
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3rd Grade Blog, 10-4-19

Build – A – Plant Project This past week your child should have brought home a packet explaining their very first 3rd grade project, Build – A – Plant.  This project will help students gain a deeper understanding of plant parts as well as the plant life cycle. In this project students will design their very own plant.  This plant can be simple as a candy bush or as complex as an interactive ju
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3rd Grade Blog, 9-27-19

Math As we wrap up place value, we are moving onto addition within 10,000.  In this second chapter we will review regrouping as well as learn new strategies for dissecting and solving word problems.  A strategy that will be new to third grades and is used throughout the Math In Focus curriculum is creating and using a bar model.  Remember to continue practicing addition and subtraction facts for speed and accuracy. F
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3rd Grade Blog, 9-19-19

3rd Grade Blog, 9-19-19 Thank you for coming out last night for the Back to School Night!  It was so great to see everyone and get a chance to talk. We are all very excited about our classes this year and can’t wait to see this amazing school year play out!  If your questions weren’t answered, please feel free to reach out to us. Religion Recently we have discussed the importance of guardian angels as well as learned
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3rd Grade Blog, 9-13-19

3rd Grade Blog, 9-13-19 Back to School Night We look forward to meeting everyone next Thursday, September 19th in our classrooms.  We will have a brief presentation in which we will introduce ourselves and tell a little about our classroom and daily routines.  Hope to see you then! Band All of our students have had a chance to try out a band instrument or two!  As a whole, they are showing great excitement about the
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Upcoming author visit with Matt Tavares

We are off to a great year in the library. Classes have been visiting our wonderful library space and we are learning/revisiting library routines and beginning to checkout to students in 1st-8th grade. Kindergarten students will begin checking out later this fall. I am excited to share that our first author visit of the year will occur this month. In partnership with the Book Stall in Winnetka, award-winning author M
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3rd Grade, 9-6-19

We hope everyone had a great first two weeks of third grade!  We wanted to touch base and give you all a little heads up about what to expect this year. First, we send a weekly blog out on Fridays (or the last day of each week).  Blog posts will review highlights from the week and will give you a peek into the upcoming week.  We will also remind you of any important dates and/or information. You can also follow us on
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Welcome to Third Grade!

Thank you for subscribing to Mrs. Cummings’ Third Grade blog! Subscription feeds for the 2019-2020 school year were set Friday evening, August 23rd. If you subscribed to blogs prior to that time your selections may have changed. To confirm your 2019-2020 selections now that new feeds have been established, please submit a new subscription form here and check every box (for both Newsblast and ALL blogs) that you
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3rd Grade Blog, 6-14-19

Rainbow Countdown June 10th – Rainbow Day, Blue – Today we “Blue” bubbles! On Monday the students made their own bubble blowers out of pipe cleaners and then played with bubbles.  They soon discovered that they could also blow bubbles with their fingers, arms, and hands. Surprisingly, the bubbles 5 trays of bubble solution entertained them for 40 minutes!   June 11th – Rainbow Day, Indigo ̵
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3rd Grade Blog, 6-7-2019

Rainbow Countdown June 3rd – Rainbow Day, Red – We “Red” so many good books this year! Today students were able to share a favorite book with a classmate.  The students loved time to buddy read some favorites with a friend and exchange books to read during silent reading time.   June 4th – Rainbow Day, Orange – “Orange” you glad you have friends? Today we completed a partner activity wher
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3rd Grade Blog, 5-31-19

Walking Tour of East Wilmette Trip The walking tour of east WIlmette to see and discuss many of the historical sites we have been learning about in class was a HUGE success! We had another beautiful day to enjoy our Village and amazing chaperones to help guide us.  See if your third grader can point out and tell you all about a site or two while you are driving around WIlmette.   Rainbow Countdown Our Rainbow Co
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3rd Grade Blog, 5-24-19

Poppin’ Into Summer The countdown till summer is on!  Everyday when students enter we “POP” a balloon to figure out our student of the day.  Being student of the day comes with great privileges, including line leader, no shoes in the classroom, choice of sitting on a wobble stool or at the green table and one piece of Double Bubble gum to chew during one period of the day.   Field trip to Wilmette Historic
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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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