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Third Graders need Regular Size Cereal Boxes

 Mrs. Close needs the children to bring in empty regular size cereal boxes by Monday, May 1st., not the “mini” boxes.  Sorry for the mistake.  
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we finished our unit on Felices Pascuas/Happy Easter We successfully learned about: Easter Celebrations in Spanish Speaking Countries/Semana Santa en Paises de Habla Hispana.  With the help of Google Maps, we visited countries such us Mexico, Spain, Guatemala and Peru. We learned about different types of celebrations such as the creation of rugs made out of flowers and sawdust, traditional food,
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Third Grade Notes

Just a few reminders: THE POETRY PALS OPEN HOUSE IS OUR YEAR END GET TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF OUR HEARTS AND MINDS TO PEOPLE OF OTHER FAITHS. Please plan on stopping by this Sunday, it will be a wonderful event. Parents and children will gather together at the Community Center. Aspire Testing begins Tuesday, April 25 through Friday, April 28th. There is no homework during that week. Your children do not h
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Poetry Pals Event is Sunday

Thanks to support from the Make an EPIC Difference Fund, our students have taken part in a year-long interfaith partnership with Solomon Schechter School in Northbrook and Islamic Foundation School in Villa Park through Chicago non profit, Poetry Pals. Poetry Pals invites our 3rd grade families, along with SFX families across all grades, to join them for an Open House that celebrates all that our students have learne
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Spring Library Happenings

I hope everyone had a joyous Easter! It is hard to believe we are almost to the end of April and the school year is winding down. We continue to have many fun things happening in the library. Book Fair Wrap Up Much thanks to all the families who shopped our Spring Book Fair held at the Book Stall in Winnetka. 20% of the sales made by SFX families will come back to the school library and enable us to buy new books for
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Poetry Pals Open House Reminder

Thanks to support from the Make an EPIC Difference Fund, our students have taken part in a year-long interfaith partnership with Solomon Schechter School in Northbrook and Islamic Foundation School in Villa Park through Chicago non profit, Poetry Pals. Poetry Pals invites our 3rd grade families, along with SFX families across all grades, to join them for an Open House that celebrates all that our students have learne
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered Felices Pascuas/Happy Easter We started a lesson that we will continue to work on next week as well: Easter Celebrations in Spanish Speaking Countries/Semana Santa en Paises de Habla Hispana.  With the help of Google Maps, we visited countries such us Mexico, Spain, Guatemala and Peru and learned about different types of celebrations such as the creation of rugs made out of flowers an
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3rd Grade Notes

THIRD GRADE WEEKLY NOTES ASPIRE TEST is Tuesday, April 25th thru Friday, April 28th. All students must arrive on time by the 8:15AM bell. Please ensure that your child is well rested and has a healthy breakfast during testing week. Also, make sure to pack a healthy snack for after testing. EASTER BREAK HOMEWORK: Have your child read for pleasure, no need to record on their reading logs. Multiplication and division fa
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Art Update :: Graphic Novels

In anticipation of the upcoming visit by author Kirby Larson, we have begun to work on a collaborative Library and Art project! Second, third, and fourth grade students read the book “Two Bobbies” with Mrs. Sawyer over the past couple of weeks. The book tells the true story of a dog and cat that were left to fend for themselves during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and were eventually found/rescued. It
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3rd Grade Happenings

Parents, please remember that 3rd grade students will be taking the Aspire test the week of April 24th.  It is important that all students arrive on time with a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast.  During this week students will be tested in the areas of reading, math, english/writing, and science.  We have been working to prepare your child for this test since the first day of school, he/she is prepared and
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¡Hola!

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Tengo hambre/ I am hungry. We started our lesson reading the Spanish version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. During our reading students learned to express the feeling of being hungry. This book also helped us reviewing previous lessons such as numbers, days of the week, and colors. Our art project consisted in making a strawberry/fresa and a caterpillar/oruga.  Students really enjoy
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3rd Grade Happenings

  Parents, please remember that 3rd grade students will be taking the Aspire test the week of April 24th.  It is important that all students arrive on time with a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast.  During this week students will be tested in the areas of reading, math, english/writing, and science.  We have been working to prepare your child for this test since the first day of school, he/she is prepar
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Poetry Pals Open House

Thanks to support from the Make an EPIC Difference Fund, our students have taken part in a year-long interfaith partnership with Solomon Schechter School in Northbrook and Islamic Foundation School in Villa Park through Chicago non profit, Poetry Pals. Poetry Pals invites our 3rd grade families, along with SFX families across all grades, to join them for an Open House that celebrates all that our students have learne
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered Escucha/Listen. We read the book Escucha al Desierto/ Listen to the Dessert. While reading this book, students took turns in order to repeat the rhythmic sounds of this fascinating habitat at night. Our art project consisted in making big paper ears-orejas grandes, then students walked around the classroom asking if they could hear each other. Also, we worked on a portfolio activity i
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Happy Spring Break!

Happy Spring Break to all! Enjoy each other, relax, and have fun! Safe travels to all who are going away.  
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TOMORROW’S FIELD TRIP

Please have your children to school on time tomorrow. The bus is leaving promptly at 8:20 a.m. No pork in brown bag lunches.
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3rd Grade News

FIELD TRIP to the Islam Foundation School is Wednesday, March 22nd. WE ARE LEAVING PROMPTLY AT 8:20 A.M. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILDREN HERE BEFORE THE 8:15 BELL. FRIDAY, MARCH 24th IS LAST DAY OF SCHOOL BEFORE SPRING BREAK – WE RETURN TO SCHOOL MONDAY, APRIL 3rd. Math: The third graders have completed Chapter 10 and will begin Chapter 11 continuing with Division/Multiplication. Guided Reading: Our students continue
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: jump/saltar. We read the book Salta Ranita Salta/ Jump Frog Jump.While reading this book students were exposed to repetitive questions such us: what should the frog do now? to which students responded: Salta ranita salta! Also, we worked on a portfolio activity in which students had to answer in Spanish to questions such as Can the table jump?/ Can the girl jump? Our art project cons
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered My House/Mi Casa We read the book Hogares/Homes. Through stunning photographs and simple text, students learned in Spanish about homes around the world, including how they are alike and different, special types of homes, and how homes provide shelter. Our art project consisted in labeling a house in order to comprehend and use the words puerta/door, ventana/window, techo/roof. Home En
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Around the World in Art!

First through fourth graders are starting to “take a trip” in art class… we’re going to travel the world! We have begun by taking a verrrrrrry long plane ride to the continent of Asia, first landing in India. Students learned about some cultural practices in India, as well as a traditional art used with Henna dye, called Mendhi.   Students were asked to think of something they associated
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3rd Grade Update

               Math This week we started chapter 10, division.  In this chapter students will learn how to relate division to multiplication as well as how to solve division problems using repeated subtraction.  It will be very beneficial to students to continue memorizing multiplication facts NIGHTLY for speed and accuracy to help in learning division. Reading In reading we have continued to assess children on their
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered MEXICO! On Monday we had our Fiesta at Nick’s restaurant! It was a great success. Students did an amazing job by using their best Spanish in order to communicate with each other. They really experienced the environment of a Mexican Fiesta (Nicks was decorated according to the occasion). Also, we danced to a very traditional Mexican Folklore: El Jarabe Tapatio (Please check 3rd Twitter
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Girls on the Run

SFX is thrilled to offer Girls on the Run to all 3rd-5th Grade girls this spring! This year’s coaches will be Jessica Brock, Andrea Cortesi, Moira Gorman-Fisk  and Christine Pace. Girls on the Run is an after school program that includes lessons designed to encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Throughout the season, girls make new friends, build confidence and celebrate all tha
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3rd Grade Notes

Important Dates: 2/27 Spanish Field Trip to Nick’s Restaurant 3/1 Ash Wednesday 1:45pm Dismissal (Uniform day) ASPIRE: We will being to prepare for the ASPIRE test in school. The ASPIRE test will occur April 24th-28th. MATH: We have finished up Chapter 9: Multiplication and will move onto Chapter 10: Division. Even though we are finished with multiplication your student should still practice multiplication flashcards
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