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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, Thursday, April 2, 2020

Good morning, third graders and families! I am looking forward to seeing you on our Zoom call this afternoon! Parents, please check your email for the session information and the password. Please see the Morning Message on Seesaw. Remember to share pictures of your pet today (if you have one!) as we celebrate them and how they e-learn along with us! Tomorrow, on our “day off” of school, please wear your f
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Happy April Fools Day, third graders and families! Please see Seesaw for the Morning Message. Don’t forget about the lessons from Spanish, Library, and Art over the last two days! Please contact the specials teachers with any questions regarding their lessons.   Zoom I have changed our Zoom time to 2:00 pm on Thursday. I will send an email later today with some new guidelines and information I received fro
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Good morning, third graders and families! Please see Seesaw for the Morning Message. 🙂 Remember that this week we have some assignments from our specials teachers! Check out yesterday’s post for Library and Spanish. See below for art ideas from Ms. Taubensee. Please contact the specials teachers directly with any questions about these assignments.   Art Hello Young Artists of SFX! I hope that you have all
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, Monday, March 30, 2020

Good morning, third graders and families! Here we go…week 3! Thank you to those families that responded to Friday’s survey about e-learning. (If you have not yet responded, please complete the survey found in the family email from Friday regarding e-learning so far.) One suggestion I have adapted is a morning check-in on Seesaw. I will record a brief morning message with an overview of the day’s les
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, Friday, March 27

Happy Friday, third graders and families! It was so wonderful to see so many of you on our Zoom call yesterday! We even had a special treat of Señora Rocha reading us Buenas Noches, Luna. We will have another Zoom call sometime next week. Watch your email for more information! 🙂 Please remember to continue to send me work in bold below/in purple on the Google Doc. On Monday, I will send you an email if your child has
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A message from Mrs. Vehovsky

Mrs. Vehovsky wanted to share this information with you regarding more Handwriting Without Tears resources. If you would like to print some of the Handwriting Without Tears paper to use at home, you can find it here. https://www.lwtears.com/programs/distance-learning   “Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool (K–5)”-    Create an account   -“Select a Workbook to Get Started”   -“Cursive Ha
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An update from Coach Newman

Parents: How is everyone? I will be sending emails periodically throughout the following weeks with what we would like the kids to do. I will be providing what you will need via email, links, and attachments so please look out for those. Please participate in the activity for a minimum of 20 minutes a day but we would love our kiddos to get up and move for 60 minutes a day. The 60 minutes is recommended by the medica
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, Thursday, March 26

Good morning, third grade families! I am so excited to see you today for our Zoom call at 10am! Please see the email I sent on Tuesday for the session number and password. Thank you for your support so our students can have this opportunity to connect! Please remember to continue to send me work in bold below/in purple on the Google Doc. See you soon! If you are not able to join us today – we hope to see you ne
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, Wednesday, March 25

Hello, marvelous third graders and families! Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, a day we celebrate Mary! Today is when Gabriel appeared to her and she said YES to God. Check out a challenge question on Seesaw today about Mary. Today, Pope Francis has asked all Catholics to pray the Our Father together against the current COVID-19 crisis. While his suggested time of noon in Rome is 6am here in Chicago, take some
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, Tuesday, March 24

Happy Tuesday, 3rd grade families! Thank you for all of the behind-the-scenes film crew work to get the dioramas on Seesaw! I love seeing all of the detail and hard-work you put into your projects. I am adding comments to each video as I see it. Please check your emails for a Google Form about setting up a Zoom time for third grade! Once I have received feedback from a majority of the class, I will set-up a time and
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, Monday, March 23, 2020

Hello, wonderful families! We have made it through one week of e-learning! Thank you for your patience and feedback as we journey through this very strange new reality together. Below I have included some (optional) fun “out of the box” activities to break up the days at home. Additionally, this week we are adding spelling back into the normal routine. See below or the Google Doc for further guidelines. P
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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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Ideas for Friday and the Weekend

Happy Friday!  I am sure some of you are excited for a learning day off, 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.   RELIGION If you didn’t do this yesterday – Make a special card for your dad. (You can also make cards for other dads in your life – grandpas, uncles, coaches, etc – and mail the
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, Thursday, March 19, 2020

Good morning, families! Happy St. Joseph Day! Three days of e-learning are behind us! I am so impressed with the kids and their ability to adapt to our very strange, new normal. Thank you for your patience and thoughtful questions as we navigate the changes together. Thank you as well for your support in getting Seesaw up and running. Our kids were very creative with their word choices! The math interviews were very
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, Wednesday, 3-18-20

Good morning, families! Two days of e-learning are behind us! I am so impressed with the work I am receiving. Remember to send me any work in bold below (in purple on the Google Doc). Yesterday, you should have received an email from me with the access information for Seesaw. Please let me know if you did not receive it. There are two short, fun assignments on Seesaw. Our goal right now is to get familiar with the Se
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E-Learning for Mrs. Head, March 17, 2020

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Dear Families, We made it through day 1! 🙂 Thank you for sending me pictures of the completed student work. Remember that work in bold below (in purple on the Google doc) should be submitted daily by taking a picture and sending it to me. Work not in bold should be kept in a folder/your Sidekick until we return to SFX. Yesterday, you should have received an email from IXL with your chil
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E-Learning Plan for Mrs. Head’s 3rd Grade Class (Monday, March 16)

Dear Families, Thank you for your patience and understanding as we move our learning from the penthouse of SFX to your homes! Each day I will post the specific plan for the day’s goals and assignments on the blog. That being said, I know that each family will have a different look than a typical school day over the next few weeks. I have also included the plan for the next two weeks of school on this Google Doc to gi
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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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