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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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3rd Grade

    Happy Fall Third grade has been busy this week!  We hosted Poetry Pals, Grandparents (and some Grand People) and wrapped it all up with a Pep Rally 9th period on Friday! Students met with the artist from Poetry Pals on Thursday.  We played Name That Faith, wrote personal as well as group poems and created questions to ask our new friends from the Jewish and Muslim schools. Grandparents & Grand Peopl
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Poetry Pals Reminder

Poetry Pals, a program of the Olive Tree Arts Network, is a youth arts organization that uses creative expression to promote cooperation, understanding and peace in our multi-faith society. We are excited to partner again this year with Poetry Pals to pair our 3rd grade with other schools to learn about each other’s cultures and religions. If you have not yet already done so, please sign and return this parent consen
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Firefighters, a Field Trip and a Math Test, OH MY!

What a busy week we have had! We had an amazing time at the Museum of Science and Industry!  The kids loved the weather exhibit. Although we did have some that were terrified of the Tesla Coil that simulated lightning. Several students got to stand in a tornado, observe the power of water, and even see what an avalanche would be like to experience.  Thank you to all the parents that helped make this possible by chape
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Third Grade Weekly Update

It was wonderful talking and sharing dinner with all of you Thursday evening. It’s going to be a great year! Reminder: Field trip to Museum of Science and Industry Thursday, September 28th. Have your child bring a brown bag lunch with a drink. If there are students who did not return their permission slip and/or money, please send that in ASAP. Math:  Skills for this chapter are comparing numbers, ordering numbers th
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we finished our project: La Mochila/My Backpack. All grades: We continued to learn about school supplies in Spanish. This activity not only helps students practice their Spanish writing skills and improve their Spanish vocabulary but also encourages them to speak in Spanish while using or asking for them. 3rd/4th/5th Grades: We ended up our weekend playing a school supplies matching game. Studen
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What’s Happening in 3rd Grade

 Math Students did a great job completing their Chapter 1 test over place value and patterns.  Starting Monday all classes will move onto Chapter 2.  In Chapter 2 we will learn about ordering & comparing numbers as well as rounding.   Please continue to work on addition facts nightly for speed and accuracy.    Science In science we are continuing our unit on weather.  This past week students made wind s
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3rd Grade News – copy

Can you believe we have only had 11 days of school?  Here is what is happening so far…  Math Mrs. Cummings and Miss Oberlin are giving the chapter 1 math test on Wednesday, Mrs. Sage’s class will take the test on Thursday. Please be sure to take time to closely review homework as a review for the test.   Students should continue to practice addition facts nightly.  Everyday students are completing Rocket Math.
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3rd Grade News

Can you believe we have only had 11 days of school?  Here is what is happening so far…  Math Mrs. Cummings and Miss Oberlin are giving the chapter 1 math test on Wednesday, Mrs. Sage’s class will take the test on Thursday. Please be sure to take time to closely review homework as a review for the test.   Students should continue to practice addition facts nightly.  Everyday students are completing Rocket Math.
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we finished our project: Todo Sobre Mi/ All about me. After completing this activity, students took turns and introduced themselves to the rest of the class. We very much enjoyed getting to know each other a little bit more and at the same time learned new adjectives and verbs in Spanish. Also, after the oral presentations some classes did a project on School Supplies. This activity was modified
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola!   This past week we began our project: Todo Sobre Mi/ All about me as a way to introduce Spanish greetings and review previously learned topics for upper level grades. These worksheets encouraged students to review the fundamentals of the Spanish language at the same time that allowed students to interact with each other in order to complete all the information needed. We will continue to work on this nex
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Welcome Back from the Library!

How wonderful it was to welcome back our students this past week! I was able to see many of the classes this past week and look forward to seeing more this week. It is exciting to have the children tell me about the great reading adventures they had this summer and have them excitedly tell me about their new favorite book. With our 3rd-8th grade students I have been busy talking about how as they progress in school,
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3rd Grade News

Happy Weekend!  We had a GREAT first week of third grade.  The kids were able to catch up with old friends, meet our new friends and learn plenty of rules and procedures! Next week we are planning on starting our more regular schedule of classes and homework.  This week in religion we will begin with chapter one, God Call Us.  In this chapter we will discuss how we are called by God to be his holy people and that we
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! Welcome back! This is Señorita Rocha back again for this 2017-2018 school year at St. Francis! This past week I had the opportunity to meet with some classes to welcome my students to the Spanish program and to give them some information about the wonderful activities that we are going to do this year. I will continue doing this next week. This year for Kindergarten I will follow the same dynamic as last year:
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¡Adios Adios!

¡Hola a todos! First of all I would like to thank you all for the support throughout this school year! I am very happy with the results of implementing a new Spanish curriculum that encouraged students active participation and satisfied different learning styles! Also, I would like to let you now that I will continue this wonderful journey during the 2017-2018 school year at SFX. I hope you all have a wonderful and s
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Artwork Coming Home!

Hello Parents!   I just wanted to let you know that artwork should be coming home!! Thank you for all of your support during the year and especially at the art show—it was an amazing showing of all of our amazingly talented students! I still have artwork from this year’s 8th graders that was not picked up, as well as a scattering of works from 6th and 7th grades. If you want to pick anything up, I am avail
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3rd Grade Gillson Park Picnic Tomorrow

Please make sure your children have a brown bag lunch with a drink. Also, bring a sweatshirt or jacket, and sun lotion. The weather calls for chilly temperatures tomorrow. It should be a fun day!
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Summer Reading and the Wilmette Public Library

Last Friday Mrs. Joseph from the Wilmette Public Library visited our school and spoke to students in Kindergarten-5th grade about all the great offerings the library has for children this summer. From great family entertainment to reading clubs, as well as volunteer opportunities for middle school students to help younger children over the summer, the library is the place to visit this summer. This summer’s rea
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Friday, June 2nd Last Day for Hot Lunch!

Please send your children with a lunch for the last week of school. There will no hot lunch after Friday, June 2nd.
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Third Grade Notes

Math: We just completed Chapter 6 Graphing in our text books. This week we will go back to review geometry and make geometry booklets to help us for future math classes. REMINDER: We can not stress the importance of the students continuing to work on their multiplication facts over the summer.  4th grade math will be so much easier if they walk in with the facts fresh in their memories.  A way you can do this over th
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Kirby Larson’s One Author One Community visit

What a wonderful day we had on Friday with our visiting author, Kirby Larson. When Mrs. Larson arrived at SFX, she was greeted by our official student greeter, a 2nd grade student, who had read almost all of Mrs. Larson’s books as he was so excited that she was coming to the school. How wonderful to see so many students excited to finally meet Mrs. Larson and have her at our school. Mrs. Larson gave three prese
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3rd Grade

3rd Grade News   Field Trips We hope you child came home excited and full of fun facts about Wilmette from our walking tour.  We had beautiful weather for the trip.  Soon the students will become historians and real estate agents and try and “sell” Wilmette to others.  The groups got some great pictures on our trip.  We would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to Mr. Furlow for the personalized tours of the Coast G
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Yo puedo/ I can We read the Spanish version of the book From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. This book helped us not only to focus on our main topic: I can, but also to review previous lessons such as body parts and animals. Our portfolio activity consisted in writing complete sentences using the vocabulary provided in order to answer to questions related to activities that we can and can
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Great America Read to Succeed Vouchers

The Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Challenge vouchers have arrived and were distributed to classroom teachers on Wednesday. All children who read the 6 required hours and submitted the reading log to the school earned a free day pass to Six Flags Great America. The vouchers are valid from June 12-August 6, 2017. Be sure to be on the lookout for these vouchers to come home in your child’s backpack. Mrs. Sawye
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3rd Grade Happenings

Field Trips We hope you child came home excited about the trip to the Botanical Gardens.  Luckily we had the perfect day, full of cool breezes and sunshine.  It was exciting to see so many students spread all over the Japanese Gardens, writing Haiku’s.  We shared some when we returned to SFX and they were great!  These students continue to amaze us with their imaginations! 3rd grade has a lot of fun field trips comin
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