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Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

Hola! This past week we covered: Buenos dias/Good morning, and buenas noches/good night. Our art project consisted in coloring the sun/sol, the moon/luna, and two little boys/girls who were either sleep or awake. Then, students were able to match the drawings with morning and night time. We ended up our week reading the Spanish version of   “Goodnight Moon”. Home Enrichment: Practice with your child buenos dias (by e
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¡Feliz Año Nuevo 2017!

¡Hola! This week we had a lot of fun using our Spanish vocabulario from previous lessons to share what we did during our Christmas break! We also practiced how to say Happy New Year in Spanish and ended up our short week setting goals for this nuevo año. Have a great weekend!   Señorita Rocha
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Happy New Year

Dear Parents, Please accept our sincerest thanks for your support, generosity, and kindnesses shown in 2016!  Please also accept our sincerest wishes for the happiest of New Years as 2017 begins!  It is our honor to be working with you and your children!  Thank you for the opportunity! Here are some dates for your 2017 calendars! Wednesday, January 11 – January birthday dress down Monday, January 16 – NO
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¡Feliz Navidad!

¡Hola! This week we had a lot of fun watching Mi Burrito Sabanero, the story of pequeño, a little donkey that showed us the importance of having a good heart. We ended up our short week singing and dancing to Christmas Carols in Spanish! I really would like to thank to each one of you for your kindness, support, and very thoughtful Christmas presents. I feel extremely blessed and happy to be part of the SFX family! ¡
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Merry Christmas!

Dear Parents, We hope you enjoyed our Christmas program as much as we have enjoyed putting it together! The children did themselves PROUD! They have come away from this learning experience knowing the true meaning of Christmas! We would like to take a moment to sincerely wish each of you a very merry Christmas filled with family, love, and peace. May you and your families have a happy and healthy New Year and may God
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Merry Christmas!

Dear Parents, We hope you enjoyed our Christmas program as much as we have enjoyed putting it together!  The children did themselves PROUD!  They have come away from this learning experience knowing the true meaning of Christmas!   We would like to take a moment to sincerely wish each of you a very merry Christmas filled with family, love, and peace.  May you and your families have a happy and healthy New Year and ma
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Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

Hola! This past week we covered: Navidad/Christmas Our art project consisted in coloring a Christmas Tree/ Arbol de Navidad. We ended up our week reading the Spanish version of  “If you take a little mouse to the movies”. Also, we had such a great time singing Feliz Navidad/ I want to wish you a Merry Christmas Home Enrichment: Have your child tell you in Spanish Merry Christmas. Have a nice weekend! Señorita Rocha
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David Biedrzycki visit follow-up

What fun we all had when David visited SFX on Monday! His visit was made possible by your generous support of the EPIC Difference Fund. His hilarious and engaging presentation had our Kindergarten-3rd grade students enraptured from the start. David showed the children how he created his artwork completely on his computer and he encouraged all the children who are interested in illustration to try sumopaint.com to cre
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Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

Hola! This past week we covered: Mi familia/ My family. The family members that we focused were: mamá/mom, papá/dad, hermano(a)/brother-sister, abuelo(a)/grandma-grandpa. Our art project consisted in drawing our family members in paper dolls. We ended up our week reading “Let’s eat”/ “A comer”. A book that describes all the family members of Tina, a little girl who feels very happy to have dinner with them. Home Enri
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Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

Hola! This past week we focused on finishing projects from previous weeks. We finished “Mi cuerpo”/”My body” it helped us reviewed body parts such as: cabeza/head, mano/hand, pierna/leg. Also, we finished  “La ranita”/ “The Froggy” a project that taught students clothing vocabulary (winter clothing) pantalones: pants, casaca/jacket.   We ended up our week reading &
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December 1st Parent Update

IMPORTANT DATES: Saturday, December 3rd – Breakfast with Santa (watch for details in the newsblast) Wednesday, December 7th – 1:45 Dismissal Monday, December 19th – Early Childhood Christmas Program- 10am Wednesday, December 21st – Follow the Star (details to come) Thursday, December 22nd through Tuesday, January 3rd – CHRISTMAS BREAK Please see our class updates, photos, and videos on Twitter.  You will find short,
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Author visit for Kindergarten-3rd grade

Author David Biedrzycki, is a lifelong artist who drew all the time as a child even getting in trouble with his teachers for doodling on his homework. Having worked as a professional artist since 1980, he has written and/or illustrated numerous children’s books. His book, Breaking News: Bear Alert, won the 2016 Monarch Award: Illinois’ K-3 Readers’ Choice Award, and is incredibly popular with our st
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Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

Hola! This past week we focused in “Día de Acción de Gracias.” Students worked on an art project: Doy gracias por/ I am thankful for which allowed them to share with the rest of the class what they were grateful for. 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 Dios
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November 10 Parent Update

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR: Monday, November 21st and Tuesday, November 22 – Noon dismissal and PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES Wednesday, November 23 – 25  THANKSGIVING BREAK Wednesday, November 30th – Birthday dress down day Saturday, December 3rd – Breakfast with Santa (watch for details in the newsblast) Wednesday, December 7th – 1:45 Dismissal Monday, December 19th – Early Childhood Christmas Program- 10am Wednesday, De
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Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

Hola! This past week we covered: Weather/ Clima. We focused on the weather of Otoño/ Fall Students  worked on an art project: “Viento” we colored rain drops (lluvia), and glued cotton balls (clouds/nubes). We ended up our week reading the Spanish version of Green eggs and ham/ Huevos verdes con jamon and Big dog…Little dog/ Perro grande…perro pequeño. Home Enrichment: Have your child tell you in Spanish h
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October 26th Parent Update

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR: Monday, October 31st – Halloween Parade:  Students may dress in costume.  Please, no masks, weapons or accessories that could be lost or broken.  See newsblast for further guidelines. Friday, November 4th – No School (faculty professional development) Monday, November 7th – School picture retakes (for students who missed the original date) Monday, November 21st and Tuesday, Novemb
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Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

Hola! This past week we covered: Estaciones– Seasons. We focused on the season of Fall- Otoño Students  worked on an art project: “Las hojas del Otoño” we colored leaves (red,green,purple,yellow), cut them, and then glued them to our fall tree. We ended up our week reading the Spanish version of Are you my mother? Home Enrichment: Have your child tell you in Spanish what season it is: Otoño. Have a nice w
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Reminders for this coming week!

Dear Parents, Please be reminded of the following: There will be no hot lunches provided Monday through Thursday this week due to the rummage sale. This Wednesday, kindergartners will be able to shop the Rummage Sale from 9:40 – 10:00.  We recommend that your child bring no more than $5 to spend.  We ask that you speak with your child in advance to steer them away from oversized or stuffed items. Our walking fi
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Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

Hola! This past week we covered: Meses del año – Months of the year. We focused on the month of Octubre- October We read the book Las estaciones del año. Students  worked on two art projects: ¿Cual es el mes? Es Octubre/What is the month? It is October.We drew and colored different objects such as leaves, pumpkins, apples. Octubre: Halloween. We colored brujas (witch), caramelos (candy), el gato negro (black ca
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October 14 Parent Update

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR: Today, Friday, October 14……..CUBS DAY AT SFX……wear your Cubs shirt! Monday, October 31st – Halloween Parade Monday, December 19th – Early Childhood Christmas Program- 10am Please see our class updates, photos, and videos on Twitter.  You will find short, informative snippets of our school day there!  Find us at @SFXZeman or @SFXBrown today! Kindergarten dismissal is te
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Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

Hola! This past week we covered: Dias de la Semana – Days of the week Lunes – Monday /Martes – Tuesday /Miercoles – Wednesday  /Jueves – Thursday /Viernes – Friday /Sabado – Saturday /Sunday – Domingo. We read the book Cha-Cha-Cha en la Selva, students really enjoyed dancing to the audio version of it. We worked on an art project: El tren – The train, and practice
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Authors coming to the area

We are so fortunate to have many wonderful children’s authors coming to the Chicagoland area in October. When young readers get a chance to meet authors it makes an indelible impression on the child. Here is a list of the three authors coming. MAC BARNETT The Magic Word Book Release Party Tuesday, Oct 4th at 4:30 PM at The Book Stall in Winnetka Join The Book Stall to celebrate the first day of Mac Barnett’s ne
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Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

Hola! This past week we covered: Formas! We read Las Figuras Geometricas (Shapes), which helped us not only to review shapes in Spanish but also colors and family members. Then, we went around the classroom and identified them. The shapes that we covered are: Cuadrado/square Circulo/circle Rectangulo/ rectangle Triangulo/ triangle Also, we worked on two art projects: Las Casitas and Trazar Figuras. Students who finis
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September 30 Parent Update

                                                        Please be reminded of these important dates which are also on the SFX calendar! Friday, September 30th – Field trip to Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm Monday, October 3rd – Picture Day  (no uniform “dress up”) Wednesday, October 5th – FALL FIELD DAY and 1:45 dismissal  (details below) Friday, October 7th – Grandparents Day (please register guests in
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