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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, Friday, June 4, 2021

Field Day Our class will participate in Field Day on Wednesday, June 9th, from 9-10. Your child may come to school, out of uniform, in comfortable athletic clothes.  Please make sure your child brings a refillable water bottle they can use during the activities. Popsicle Surprise Thank you for the surprise cold treats on Wednesday!  Popsicles (with silly jokes on the sticks) made for a fun Popsicle Party with built i
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, Friday, May 28

Math We wrapped up our study of geometry by building some playgrounds with polygons! It was so much fun to check out all of the designs. We are currently reviewing chapter 11 and graphing. Our final math test of the year is next Friday, June 4. Music This week we went outside and practiced what we have learned about rhythm with a fun parachute game! Ask your child to tell you what all of the steps meant for the vario
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, Friday, May 21

Pop Into Summer I hope your child came home excited about the newest addition to our classroom, POP Into Summer!  This bulletin board “pops” out a name each morning.  The lucky person gets to be the Line Leader, Prayer Leader, and No Shoes in the classroom for the day.  The board also acts as a countdown till the last day of school. Weather Project WOW! The class presented their amazing posters this week. We have a g
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RED Blessing Bag Reminder

All Kindergarten through 3rd grade students met earlier this month with Jahkil Johnson, a school-aged activist from Chicago. Jahkil founded Project I Am, a non-profit organization designed to help the homeless in Chicago through the distribution of blessing bags to our local homeless population. Jahkil is living out God’s call to serve the poor and less fortunate.At Jahkil’s invitation, we continue t
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, Friday, May 14, 2021

Science The science project is due on Monday! Please refer to the project folder and email from Monday for more directions. Students should have completed most of the project during school, so the work at home should be minimal. Geometry This week we continued to learn about polygons and quadrilaterals. Our chapter 12 math test will be next week, on Wednesday, May 19th. Library Books As our school year comes to an en
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, Friday, May 7, 2021

Poetry Pals This week participated in our final Poetry Pals session.   We started off by reading Thank You notes written to us from our friends of other faiths.  Next, we reflected on our experience through a cool review game.  Finally, we watched a “Congratulations” video put together by the teaching artist to celebrate the end of our journey.  The entire hour was capped off with receiving our Poetry Pals Diplomas.
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, Friday, April 30

Poetry Pals This week we began wrapping up this interfaith experience. This session focused on compassion.  We spent some time reviewing all that we have learned and then wrote a thank you note to our team mates of other faiths, thanking them for sharing with us and explaining/answering questions we have.  Students also completed and submitted a post-survey to show off all that they have learned through thi
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, Friday, April 23, 2021

Poetry Pals In continuation with Poetry Pals, this week we reflected on our guiding question, “How can I build a world that values all human beings?”  and discussed “leading by example”.  We also learned about writing couplets by using perfect rhyme and near rhyme.  By the end of the session each student wrote a “Vision of the Future” poem. Some were funny, while others had a more serious tone. Ask your child to tell
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, Friday, April 16

Welcome Back!  It was so good to see all the smiles roll into the classroom this week.  You could tell the students missed one another.  They spent a good part of Monday morning sharing about all their experiences over Spring Break.  Earbuds All students need earbuds or headphones in the classroom for Poetry Pals sessions and upcoming testing.  Please ask your child if they have a working pair at school. Math This we
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Bravo!

Our class did a wonderful job presenting A Children’s Play of the Stations of the Cross! You may check out the YouTube link here. Please refer to my email sent on Wednesday for any questions regarding Spring Break travel and quarantine work expectations. Have a blessed Easter!
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, Friday, March 26, 2021

A Children’s Play of the Stations of the Cross We are so excited to perform our play for the parish on Holy Thursday! Please see the Newsblast for the link to watch us at 10:10am. Reconciliation Last Monday we all participated in Reconciliation. We reviewed that Reconciliation is a time to say sorry to God for our sins. For many of us, it was our first trip back to Reconciliation since last year! Thank you to M
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, Friday, March 19, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day We had an amazingly fun St.Patrick’s Day!  Our class was dressed in green from head to toe with flags, shamrocks, fun socks, and scarves! Check out our St. Patrick’s Day Would You Rather on Seesaw! We ended our day with a warm hug from the HSO with a school wide game of BINGO and a yummy treat. Poetry Pals This week we participated in session #6 of Poetry Pals. The first half of the session wa
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3rd Grade Blog, March 11, 2021

Good-bye and Good luck, Mrs. Halaburt! We honored our wonderful principal yesterday with a personal Clap Out! We wish her all the best in her new journey as a mom! Thank you! It was wonderful to meet this week for conferences. Please remember that we are always an email away with any question or concern. 3rd Grade Calendar March 12 – No School March 30 – Stations of the Cross Project due April 2 – S
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, March 5, 2021

Happy March! We wrapped up the second trimester today and we are officially finished with 2/3 of the year! Poetry Pals This week we got to hear from Habeeb Quadri, the principal at Muslim Community Center Academy, and virtually toured the masjid at Muslim Community Center Academy. We were so excited to hear from Mr. Quadri and see the masjid!  We made a list of similarities and differences between Islam and Cath
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, Friday, February 26

Poetry Pals This week we got to hear from Rabbi Josh Warshawsky at Solomon Schechter Day School and virtually toured the synagogue at Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School.  We were so excited to hear from Rabbi Josh and see the synagogue!  We made a list of similarities and differences between Judaism and Catholicism. A few similarities we found were…. -They have Jewish laws and we also have the 10 Commandmen
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, Friday, February 19

Math This week we jumped into fractions! This week we learned key vocabulary words such as numerator, denominator, unit fraction, and whole. We also looked at using number lines to show a fraction. While we will spend a bit of time in chapter 7, it is still very important for students to practice their math facts every day. Ash Wednesday and Lent On Wednesday, we received ashes in our classroom. We took a selfie on S
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, Friday, February 12

Poetry Pals This week we had the opportunity to read the “ I Am” poems from the first week written by participants from other faiths.  The kids were asked to find commonalities between themselves and the other participants.  Students then wrote “Ode’s” about the commonalities they found and posted to share them with their teammates.  It was a fun day! Missing School Supplies In December students took home school supp
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, February 5, 2021

Catholic Schools Week We had an amazing week celebrating Catholic Schools!  The kiddos looked amazing in PJ’s, dressed up for picture day, wacked out in red, white and blue, and then throwing it back on Thursday!  We had a fun filled week of trivia, art projects, and gratitude.  I would like to send a huge THANK YOU to all the families that made my week perfect.  The small gifts, flowers, wine, Uber Eats gift card, n
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, Friday, January 29

Poetry Pals This week we started Poetry Pals with a LIVE session on Zoom.  The class got to meet our two teaching artists.  We started writing I Am poems and learned about two poetic devices, imagery and anaphora.  The purpose of this exercise was to help introduce ourselves and share about our families and culture.  On Monday, February 1st, we will have another LIVE session where we will share these poems through Pa
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Mrs. Head’s Classroom Update, Friday, January 22

Welcome Back It is so nice to be in the classroom!  We are quickly settling back into our daily routine and work load. It has been a bit of a transition for many of us, but so worth it to get to see our friends everyday! Headphones for Poetry Pals On Monday, we will start Poetry Pals! Please make sure each student has headphones that will work on the Chromebook on Monday morning. Most students had headphones earlier
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Mrs. Head’s Class Blog, Friday, January 15

E-Learning I hope you are all ready to return to the classroom on Tuesday, January 19! I know I am.  This past week I spoke with your child about packing up and provided them with a list of items that need to be returned to SFX on Tuesday.  The list is on Seesaw for your reference. Any item highlighted in yellow will be needed on Tuesday, so please prioritize those items. Please have your child show you their Seesaw
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Mrs. Head’s Homeroom, Friday, January 8

Happy New Year! E-Learning Wow!  I can not compliment you and your children enough on a successful return to e-learning this past Monday. The kids joined in on Zoom this week eager to learn and happy to see their friends.  I also wanted to thank you all for all the kind and complimentary emails.  I love my job, but e-learning is hard, thank you for all the encouragement! I know the kiddos are excited, as am I, to ret
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Mrs. Head’s Class Blog – Friday, December 11

Door Decor The Student Council set up a Holiday Door Decorating Contest.  The third grade pulled all three doors together and came up with the 12 Days of Christmas! Here is our contribution. Author Zoom We were so excited to have our author Zoom with John Gallagher on Wednesday! We are grateful for the Book Stall and their support with the Book Fair this year. Warm Hugs This past Thursday we enjoyed a “warm hug” of h
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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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