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Read-Alouds with Mrs. dos Santos

Join Mrs. dos Santos for a read-aloud of “Little Bear’s Little Boat!” Join Mrs. dos Santos for a read-aloud of “Poppy the Teddy Bear!”
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Mrs. Hardy’s E-learning April 2nd

Good Morning! Today is Thursday April 2, 2020. How is the weather today? It was so good to see the sun yesterday! Have you noticed the grass is starting to become greener and there are tiny buds popping out on trees and bushes? What is your favorite part of spring? Today we have a fun Spring scavenger hunt that you can use to find many signs of Spring. You can find the printable pages below! Have fun! We also introdu
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Mrs. Hardy’s E-learning April 1st

Good Morning! Today is April 1, 2020 – April Fool’s Day. Often on this day, people like to play tricks on each other. Instead of doing that, it would be a fun day to wear something silly. We’ve been learning about Spring and, hopefully, the sun comes out today! We’ve had lots of rain and windy weather. Our story today made me think of my springtime walks these past few weeks. I have spotted many worms. Have you
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Mrs. Hardy’s E-learning March 31st

Good Morning, JK Students and Parents! Today is Tuesday March 31, 2020. Wow it is the last day of March and our 11th day of remote learning. We miss all of you so much! How is the weather today? Yesterday we saw the sun in the morning and that was great! Take a peek outside, the grass is getting greener. Have you heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers?” Keep your eyes open for signs of spring everyda
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Pete the Cat Read-Aloud

Join Miss Butterworth for a read-aloud of “Pete the Cat” here!
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Mrs. Hardy’s E-learning March 30th

Good Morning! Today is Monday, March 30, 2020. There are only two days left in the month of March. Take a look outside… what is the weather like? Yesterday it was really windy! Go outside if you can, and listen to the Spring weather. Is it windy today? Do you hear any birds singing? Maybe you hear the rain. Remember, sometimes Spring seems to come and go. This week we will welcome Spring with several fun activi
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Grandma Rabbitty’s Visit

Join Mrs. dos Santos for a read-aloud of “Grandma Rabbitty’s Visit” here!   Join Mrs. dos Santos for a read-aloud of “Mouse in the House” Week 2 here!   Join Mrs. dos Santos for a read-aloud of “Round Robin” here!  
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Mrs. Hardy’s E-learning March 27th

Good morning JK Parents and Students! Happy Friday! We are really looking forward to seeing all of  you today on our Zoom calls! We hope you have enjoyed and had fun with all the activities we have sent you this week. Eric Carle is such a great storyteller and artist. Today we will finish the week with one last story called The Tiny Seed. This is a story of a seed who is so tiny and not sure it will ever grow into a
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Read Aloud with Miss Butterworth

Enjoy this read-aloud of “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” with Miss Butterworth!
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Mrs. Hardy’s E-learning for March 26th

Dear Parents and JK Students, Good Morning, Today is Thursday March 26th! How does the weather look outside? Do you have a weather reporter at your house like we have in our classroom?  Yesterday it was sunny and warm! Maybe Spring will stay! Today’s story by Eric Carle is “The Very Lonely Firefly” When a lonely firefly goes out into the night searching for other fireflies he sees a lantern, a candle, and the eyes of
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Story Time with Mrs. dos Santos!

Enjoy a read-aloud of “Mouse in the House” here! Enjoy a read-aloud of “Red Hen and Sly Fox” here! Enjoy a read-aloud of “Widget” here!
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Mrs. Hardy’s E-learning for Wednesday, March 25th

Dear JK Parents and Students, Happy Wednesday! This week we have been writing the letter “B” and making lists of “B” Spring words. We have also been learning about the author Eric Carle and all of his fun books. Today we are going to take both of these ideas and combine them for some fun activities! Today’s book by Eric Carle is The Very Busy Spider.  As always first grab the book if you have it and read it with a gr
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Mrs. Hardy’s E-Learning for Tuesday, March 24th

Dear Parents and JK Students, Good Morning! I hope you have been busy thinking of Spring words that begin with the letter “B.” Here are some that we’ve come up with: Bubbles Bugs Bikes Boots Ball Birds Blooms Bunnies We’d love to hear your words! Draw a picture showing all of the above. Don’t forget to use lots of bright sunny color! Some fun facts about our author/artist: Eric Carle makes his pictures us
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“The Carrot Seed” Read-Aloud with Mrs. dos Santos

Good morning, Preschool friends! Join Mrs. dos Santos for some fun read-alouds this morning and have a terrific Tuesday!  
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Mrs. Hardy’s E-Learning for Monday, March 23rd

Dear JK Parents and Students, Welcome to Week 2 of remote learning! We miss seeing you everyday and hope you are all doing well. This week promises to be a fun week! We will be learning a new letter and will continue to practice writing our names and the letters we already know. We are also doing an author study! For this week, we will be exploring the work of the wonderful author and illustrator Eric Carle. Mr. Carl
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Mrs. Hardy’s Thursday E-learning

Dear Parents and JK Students, Today is PJ Day! Stay cozy…work, learn and play in your PJ’s 🙂 Happy Spring! Today, March 19th, is the first day of Spring. It is officially called the Spring Equinox, and it happens between March 19-21 each year.   Today would be a good day to play outside in the yard or take a walk with your family and look for signs of Spring. You will need to look and listen carefully. Remember
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Mrs. Hardy’s Wednesday E-Learning

Dear JK Students and Parents, Good morning! Happy Wednesday! Don’t forget to wear your SFX gear today and remember our great school community! We hope you all are well and having fun with our ideas and activities. We miss you all very much! Today we hope you have a long list of “P” words and have practiced writing your letter and your name. Continue to keep practicing your letter writing, making sure you are using a
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Mrs. Hardy’s Tuesday E-Learning

Dear Parents and JK Students, We miss seeing your smiling faces already! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Wear green today and have some fun making a shamrock together to hang up in your house. In addition to the activities list we shared, we will check in with you each day via this blog to share learning ideas and JK activities.  Our Theme of the week is “Student Choice,” which means that the JK students voted to choose our
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A Few Ideas for Your Time at Home This Week!

Dear JK Families and Students, During your time off from SFX we have made a list of ideas for you to enjoy. You can find a few corresponding attachments here. Some of these activities are ones we do at school everyday, and some are ideas to make learning at home fun! The most important thing is to enjoy some quality play at home with your families and still grow your brain! Have fun and stay safe! Stacey Hardy (stace
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Mrs. Hardy’s Blog Week of 3.9

Dear JK Parents, We had another great week learning about all the ways we use transportation! The children really enjoyed all the activities! Important Reminders: In partnership with the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Catholic Schools, SFX School is currently closed. Please keep an eye on the Newsblast for news and updates as they become available! We will be sharing suggested activities and enriching resou
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Mrs. Hardy’s Blog – Week of 3.2

Dear JK Parents, We had a great week learning all about transportation. It was also wonderful to meet with so many of you to talk about your children and Junior Kindergarten! Important Dates and Reminders:Please continue to dress children warm for morning recess. It is still chilly at 8:30 in the morning. Fingers crossed we are done with snow pants! Friday March 13th is Grandparents/Special Person Day here at SFX. Pl
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Mrs. Hardy’s Blog Week of 2.24

Dear Parents, We had another fun week learning about our 5 senses! Important Dates and Reminders Thursday, 3/5 and Friday, 3/6: Parent-Teacher Conferences with an 11am dismissal for all JrK students, and no Lunch Bunch, Enrichment, or After School Care. Watch the Newsblast for reminders! Please continue to send your child with a warm coat, snow pants, boots, a hat, and mittens. We go outside every day unless it is ra
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Mrs. Hardy’s Blog Week of 2.17

Dear Parents, We had a fun week talking about being healthy and learning about our five senses! Important Dates and Reminders Thursday 3/5 and Friday 3/6: Parent-Teacher Conferences – 11AM dismissal for all JK students. No Lunch Bunch, Enrichment, or After School Care.  Watch the Newsblast for info and links to sign up! Please continue to send your child with a warm coat, snow pants, boots, a hat, and mittens.
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Mrs. Hardy’s Blog Week of 2.10

Dear JK Families! We have had such a fun week celebrating all things Valentines. We decorated our room with hearts and the colors red, pink and purple! The whole week was topped off with a great party with a special craft and yummy treat. Thank you, parents! Please remember there is NO SCHOOL TODAY, FEBRUARY 17TH in observance of Presidents’ Day. Also, although that silly groundhog did not see his shadow, we still ne
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