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Mrs. Head Class Blog, December 4

Preparing for remote learning E-learning may look a little different in your house this time with all of your SFX and SJ students at home with devices. As this time quickly approaches please be thinking of a learning space for all children. I would love my 3rd graders to be seated at a desk or table in a secluded location. I will be sending the daily schedule to my kiddos (and you) each day through Seesaw. (Please ma
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Mrs. Head’s Class Blog, November 20, 2020

Seesaw – Family Connection If your family has not yet connected with Seesaw, please do so as soon as possible.  When we go remote the two weeks after Christmas Break, this will be the main source of communication.  This will also allow you to see some fun videos we post in the classroom and work your child is submitting. PJ Day Thank you to everyone that participated in PJ Day! We loved being comfy and cozy in
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Author Webinar Recap

On Thursday, our 3rd and 4th grade students participated in an author webinar with children’s book authors Kate Messner and Traci Sorell. Ms. Sorell is one of the authors of the book Indian No More, which is our Global Read Aloud book for 4th grade. The webinar was titled “Rethinking Thanksgiving,” and offered a thought-provoking author visit based on their books about the real histor
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Mrs. Head’s Blog, Thursday, November 12

Religion This week we started a new chapter entitled, God is Powerful and Loving.  In this chapter we will learn about how God saved the Israelites from Pharaoh’s army and how we can trust God in our times of need.  We will discuss the stories of Moses parting the Red Sea, how God fed His people manna, and the Ten Commandments. Math This week we wrapped up chapter 3 and subtraction. The chapter 3 test is in the
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Mrs. Head’s Class Blog, November 6

Welcome to NOVEMBER! We were so excited for the warm weather this week and some extra time outside. We even earned silent reading time in the sunshine on Friday afternoon. I hope you have a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend! Math This week we continued our study of subtraction. We specifically looked at regrouping and regrouping across zero. We discussed the importance of working in the correct order
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Mrs. Head’s Class Blog: Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween We had so much fun celebrating Halloween in our costumes on Thursday.  I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween that is masked and socially distanced. Door Decorating Contest Our class put together an amazing entry for the SFX Student Council door decorating contest based off of the nursery rhyme “There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.” Conferences Thank you for a great Fall Confe
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2020 Global Read Aloud Initiative

Starting this month, during my weekly designated library time with our 1st-4th grade students, I have launched the 2020 Global Read Aloud initiative. Information about Global Read Aloud can be found at https://theglobalreadaloud.com. The program allows schools throughout the world to connect through designated children’s books that raise awareness. I am happy to share we are connecting with schools in
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Mrs. Head’s Class Blog, October 23, 2020

Fun Run Our class participated in the Boosterthon Fun Run on Friday.  We had a blast running, dancing, and earning those laps!  Overall, our class raised $64.64 per a lap.  Not too shabby!  Thank you to all the parents, students, and families that donated and made this Boosterthon a SUCCESS! We have earned several special days with our donations. We will have Crazy Hair Day on Monday, October 26 and Crazy Sock Day on
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Mrs. Head’s Blog for Friday, October 16

Mass WOW! I am so proud of our class for leading Mass on Tuesday. You can watch our amazing readers again on the parish YouTube channel. Boosterthon FunRun Boosterthon helps us raise money for our school, and it has also been teaching us some character traits.  This past week we learned about teamwork, care,  and courage. Thank you to all the families that have logged onto funrun.com and shared their child’s vi
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Bluestem Challenge Reminder

The Bluestem Award is an Illinois Readers Choice award for students in grades 3-5. The nominee list is created by librarians and educators from across the state and I have been fortunate to serve on this committee for the last three years. Any SFX 3rd-5th grade student who reads all of the 20 Bluestem nominees by May 1st and turns in this Bluestem Reading Challenge form to me on or before May 1st will get to attend a
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Mrs. Head’s Class Blog, 10-12-20

Mass on Tuesday! Our class will host the school Mass on Tuesday! Please use the link in the Newsblast on Tuesday morning to join us on YouTube at 10:10 AM. Readers should practice their parts over the weekend. Wear Pink We had a large turn out of friends that donated a $1 to dress down on Friday.  Thank you for your support!  The money goes to a great cause, so close to so many of our hearts, The Colleen Pope Vitu Ha
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Mrs. Head’s Class Blog, October 2

Chromebooks This week we learned how to use our Chromebook! We practiced signing onto IXL and Freckle for math practice. We also learned how to send an email to a teacher and how to ask a question. We used Google Slides to send Mrs. Head a Google Doc telling her a place she should visit. We wrapped up our week by getting on EPIC and checking out some new books. Please make sure your child has headphones in their desk
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Bluestem Challenge

The last two weeks I have been speaking with all 3rd-5th grade students  encouraging them to take the Bluestem Challenge. The Bluestem Award is an Illinois Readers Choice award for students in grades 3-5. The nominee list is created by librarians and educators from across the state and I have been fortunate to serve on this committee for the last three years. Any SFX 3rd-5th grade student who reads all of the 20 Blue
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Mrs. Head’s Class Blog – September 25, 2020

Back To School Zoom Thank you to all the families that joined me Wednesday night for our Back to School Zooms.  It was nice to connect with all of you and show you a little bit about what our days at SFX look like.  If you missed the Zoom, or if you have any follow up questions, please feel free to reach out to me by e-mail. You can view the Google Slides presentation again here. I am looking forward to conferences,
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Week of September 14th

This week was a success!  We have moved on from learning rules, procedures, and routines to hitting the books. Math Over the past two weeks we have been working on place value of numbers up to 10,000.  We have reviewed the different forms that numbers can be written in, we have compared and ordered numbers, as well as rounded to the nearest 10 and 100.  We will be having our Chapter One math test next
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A Great Start!

Wow, it has been a GREAT first two weeks at SFX in our classroom!  The first week we spent a lot of time getting to know all our new classmates.  We played games, shared our “All About Me Bags” and had time to create I Love Books and our VIPs of SSJFX wall to decorate our space! We also spent a lot of time learning and practicing the new safety procedures.  Everyone seems to be adapting well to wearing
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Welcome to 2020-2021 SFX Blogs

You have been subscribed to receive classroom news through our SFX blog system. Please note what this looks like, by grade, below: 1 – Kindergarten will use See Saw to share classroom news and updates this year across both the SJ and SFX campuses. Watch for an update here soon! 2 – Grades 1-4 will continue to share weekly updates and overviews through the SFX blog system. You are automatically subscribed
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A final note from Mrs. Head, June 11, 2020

Dear Families, Thank you for an amazing year! I know we weren’t expecting to turn our kitchens into classrooms in March. I am so impressed with how our kids handled the learning time away from SFX. Thank you for all of the support and guidance at home! Yesterday, some of the teachers were able to gather together for the end of school Mass. You can watch the archive here. Today, I invite you to take one more tri
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, June 9, 2020

Good morning, 3rd graders and families! Can you believe it our LAST OFFICIAL day together??? We have a few odds and ends to finish up today. Tomorrow we will watch the livestream Mass together on the parish Youtube channel. On Thursday, I will post and send you a fun slideshow of all of the pictures I took throughout the year.   Zoom Today I will be on Zoom from 12:20 to 1:20 if anyone wants to stop by and say g
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, June 8, 2020

Good morning, 3rd graders and families! It is our last week together! We have a few more assignments to complete, including looking at all of your amazing work on the Wilmette Today Projects! Please make sure you turn in any missing work. I am working on report cards this week. If you are not sure if you have any missing work, please email me.   Zoom Mrs. Vehovsky and Mr. McShane will be on Zoom today. The links
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, June 5, 2020

Good morning, 3rd graders and families! Please see Seesaw for the Morning Message. Today is the last day I will be posting a morning message on Seesaw. I will post more information for next week on the blog for Monday morning.   Zoom Today we have the last reading group at 9am! I will have a few Zoom times open next week for kids to stop in and say hello. More information will be emailed to you on Sunday.  
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, June 4, 2020

Good morning, 3rd graders and families! I hope you had a fabulous field day! Please see Seesaw for the Morning Message.   Zoom Today we have a reading group at 1pm using the office hours link. Make sure you have read the article ahead of time. Today is our LAST class Zoom call! Join us at 2pm!   Virtual Classroom Find all of your resources and work at Mrs. Head’s Virtual Classroom!
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, June 2, 2020

Good morning, 3rd graders and families! Please see Seesaw for the Morning Message.   Zoom Today I have office hours on Zoom from 12:20 to 1:20. There is also a reading group at 3pm.   Virtual Classroom Find all of your resources and work at Mrs. Head’s Virtual Classroom!
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, June 1, 2020

Good morning, 3rd graders and families! Please see Seesaw for the Morning Message.   Another great 3D monstrance from last week!   Zoom Today Mrs. Vehovsky and Mr. McShane have their small groups. The link was sent on Sunday, May 31.   Virtual Classroom Find all of your resources and work at Mrs. Head’s Virtual Classroom!
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, May 29, 2020

Good morning, 3rd graders and families! Please see Seesaw for the Morning Message. Check out some great monstrances and an out of the box picture!     Zoom Today we have our last reading group of the week at 9am. Please remember to bring a pencil and a piece of paper. Today Mrs. Cummings has office hours from 10 to 11 on Zoom.   Virtual Classroom Find all of your resources and work at Mrs. Head’s Virtu
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