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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered: K-2 Christmas/Navidad We made our own Mini Christmas Book that helped us learn in Spanish how to say Joseph, Mary, and Baby Jesus. Also we worked on two art projects: k-1 Grade: We made a Feliz Navidad’ card! 2 Grade: We filled out a worksheet about our Navidad’ costumes and wishes! Home enrichment: Ask your child to show you the mini books we made and to say Merry Christ
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Six Flags Great America Read to Succeed Reading Program

This week your child should have brought home a reading log from the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Program. This program is open to children in grades K-6. Any child who independently reads or is read to for 6 hours and completes the reading log will earn one free admission to Great America. Completed forms should be returned to the school library no later than February 5, 2018. Replacement reading logs are avail
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Week of 12/11

Can you feel the Christmas excitement in the air this week? I know our students in 4-L can! We began our week with an all-school Advent prayer service, and lit the second candle. Make sure to ask your child what your elf name is, they know them for the entire family! Students completed a directed drawing activity in which they drew an elf. They are on display in the hallway! Announcements – 12/18 – Early
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: K-1 The seasons of the year and the weather. We reviewed both topics by singing songs, watching videos and writing activities. Home enrichment: K- Ask your child to show you the art project that we did this week. 1- Ask your child if it is frio/cold or caliente/hot outside. 4 This week we learned about modes of transportation with the help of the verb go/voy. By working in pairs, stu
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Week of 12/4

Announcements – 12/9 – Breakfast with Santa, 9am 12/14 – Christmas Concert grades 1-8, 6pm 12/14 – 12/15- Christmas Shoppe 12/18 – Early Childhood Christmas Program, 10am 12/19 – Irish Dance Christmas Show, 7pm 12/21 – Follow the Star, 1:45 Dismissal 12/22 – NO SCHOOL – Christmas break begins Math – We concluded Chapter 6 this week, with our test on the Mult
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Social Studies Test

Dear Parents, Our Chapter 8 Social Studies test on the Midwest will be on Thursday, December 14th. The study guides will be sent home on Friday, December 8th. Have a great week! 4h Grade  
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Week of November 27th

What a warm November week we’ve had! It’s hard to believe that it’s already December! We celebrated November birthdays this week, and had a mass for the Feast of St. Francis. Your child has a calendar of ideas on how to practice random acts of kindness this month. This might be a fun activity for the entire family to do in preparation for advent! Have a great weekend! Announcements – 11/30 
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Chapter 6 Math Test Next Week

Our Chapter 6 Math test will be next week.  For those students in Jones’ math class, the test will be Wednesday, December 6th.  For those students in Brinceanu’s and Sack’s math class, the test will be Thursday, December 7th.
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Chapter 7 SS Test on 11/30/17

Hello, Our Chapter 7 Social Studies test on the Southeast region will be next Thursday, November 30th.  Although we are still working through the chapter, we wanted you to be aware of this upcoming test date for any proactive studying that your child would like to engage in in the days to come.  All students will be going home with a study guide today.  Students are not required to complete it, however, it might be b
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we focused in “Día de Acción de Gracias.” K-2 Students worked on an art project:  A mini book in which they got to practice colors and numbers in Spanish by coloring the pavo and the food we eat during Acción de Gracias. Also, we read the book: “Celebra el Día de Acción de Gracias con Beto y Gaby”/ Celebrate Thanksgiving with Beto and Gaby. This book taught us how to say Thank you God/Gracias Di
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Week of November 13th

We had another action-packed week in 4th grade at SFX! We had a campaign RED (Respect Each other’s Differences) speaker on Wednesday, who happened to be a 10 year old boy named Jakihl from Hyde Park in Chicago. He started a non-profit program called “Project I Am,” with the mission of providing “blessing bags” (filled with toiletries) to those in need. We also enjoyed the SFX tradition o
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered: K-3 Days of the week and months of the year. We reviewed both topics by singing songs, watching videos and writing activities. Home enrichment: Ask your child to show you the art projects that we did this week. 4-5 We continued our unit on our school. This week we learned about modes of transportation with the help of the verb go/voy. By working in pairs, students asked each other ho
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Week of November 6th

What a beautiful November week we’ve had! It ended with a gorgeous, snowy day on which we celebrated Veterans and all that they have done for our country. In 4-L, we are fortunate and proud to know some veterans, many from our own families. Conferences are right around the corner! Students came home with a pre-conference form with topics to discuss; please make sure these are turned in prior to conferences. I l
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Chapter 5 Math Test

Our Chapter 5 Math tests will be next week.  For those in Brinceanu and Jones math classes, the test will be Thursday, November 16th.  For those students in Sack’s math class, the test will be Friday, November 17th. Please encourage your students to study early in preparation for next week. Thanks, Mrs. Brinceanu, Ms. Sack, and Mrs. Jones
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Day of the dead/Dia de los Muertos We focused on learning about this Mexican tradition by reading the book Pablo Remembers (k-2) and reading an excerpt with a 10 word vocabulary (3-5). Also, we made our own Dia de los Muertos books and colored different objects related to this wonderful celebration! 3-5 added an author’s note based on their own interpretations of this celebrati
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Quarter 2 Math

Hello all, Today we began Quarter 2 math groups.  Please ask your child about his or her first day!  Some concepts that are coming up this quarter are order of operations, comparing expressions, writing expressions through problem solving, estimating products, multiplying multi-digit numbers by other multi-digit numbers, and multiples patterns. Best, Mrs. Brinceanu, Ms. Sack, and Mrs. Jones    
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2018 Battle of the Books for Grades 4-6

I am pleased to announce that once again we will partner with area schools to compete in the Battle of the Books, which is open to students in 4th-6th grade. This year’s competition will include Baker Progressive School, Chiaravalle, St. Joseph Wilmette and SFX. The library staff from all four schools came together to create this year’s list of books, which features both fiction and non-fiction books. In
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Upcoming Social Studies Test

Hello, Our Chapter 6 Social Studies test on the Southeast region will be next Tuesday, November 7th.  Although are still working through the chapter, we wanted you to be aware of this upcoming test date for any proactive studying that your child would like to engage in in the days to come.  Also, please note that this test, as well as all future Social Studies tests, will not be open book reviews as they have been in
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Week of October 23rd

Week of October 23rd Hello Parents! I have enjoyed getting to know the students of 4L these past weeks. They are such a great group! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. You can find my email listed below. Can you believe that Halloween is almost here? Here are some highlights from this past week. Mrs. Joanna Brinceanu joannabrinceanu@sfx-school.org Announcements – 10/30- Beginning of
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Kindergarten/1st/2nd/3rd Halloween/Dia de las brujas We focused on improving our Spanish vocabulary by learning the names of halloween theme words such as witch/bruja, ghost/fantasma, etc. Also, we made our own Spanish Halloween books and colored different characters! Home enrichment: Ask your child to show you the books and/or the coloring sheets we did this week. 4t/ 5th Grade We f
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Week of October 23rd

Week of October 23rd Hello Parents! I have enjoyed getting to know the students of 4L these past weeks. They are such a great group! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. You can find my email list below. Can you believe that Halloween is almost here? Here are some highlights from this past week. Mrs. Joanna Brinceanu JoannaBrinceanu@sfx-school.org Announcements – 10/30- Beginning of Qu
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Kindergarten/1st/2nd/3rd Shapes: Figuras We focused on: Circulo, rectangulo, cuadrado, and triangulo. We had very fun activities that helped us practicing our Spanish writing skills at the same time as reviewing previous lessons such as colors and numbers. Home enrichment: Ask your child about the shapes around your house! 4t/ 5th Grade We finished our unit on introductions in Spanis
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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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Week of October 9th

Announcements: Mass Tuesday at 10am   Math – Chapter 4 (properties of multiplication and rules of division, fact families) Jones – We began Chapter 4 this week and are working through the lessons on understanding multiplication and division relationships and the importance of learning our fact families. Sack – We started Chapter 4 and are studying multiplication and division relationships. Loeb
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Welcome to the world, Charlotte Grace Loebbaka!

Dear fourth grade families, We are overjoyed to announce the birth of our daughter/baby sister- Charlotte Grace Loebbaka! Charlotte arrived on October 4th, weighing in at 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. We are all doing well and adjusting to life as a family of four. Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts in this exciting time! Love, Mrs. Loebbaka
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