• This Week’s Fox Hill K and 1st Grade Book
  • Fox Center Issue 10!
  • Awesome Art with Artsonia
  • This Week’s Fox Hill 1st Grade Book
  • This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

This Week’s Fox Hill K and 1st Grade Book

This week’s Fox Hill K and 1st grade book is The Not So Quiet Library by Zachariah OHora. Let’s Raise Readers! Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come – Nancy Carlson No Fits, Nilson – Zachariah OHora Stop Snoring, Bernard! – Zachariah OHora Creepy Carrots! – Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown My Cousin Momo – Zacharian OHora Peter Brown – You Will Be My Friend Twenty Yawns – Jane Smiley and Lauren…

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Fox Center Issue 10!

The crew of the Fox Center has published their latest newspaper and it’s our big tenth issue! Thanks to the current news team as well as our veteran crew members for all their hard work in getting us to issue ten! Read the paper here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ngBf_EzA1mNThfQlpkTlV1TTQ/view?usp=sharing 

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Awesome Art with Artsonia

Fox Hill art teacher Steve Scarpulla has taken full advantage of the free iPad app Artsonia and has created a digital art gallery to display and share the artwork of Fox Hill students. Artsonia allows teachers to create a public gallery that can be shared not only with parents and school community members, but with an entire global audience. So far this year, Mr. Scarpulla’s students have uploaded 10 art…

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This Week’s Fox Hill 1st Grade Book

This week’s Fox Hill 1st grade book is Comet’s Nine Lives by Jan Brett. Let’s Raise Readers! Wolfie the Bunny – Ame Dyckman and Zachariah OHora Gaston – Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson The Curious Garden – Peter Brown Horrible Bear – Ame Dyckman and Zachariah OHora William and the Missing Masterpiece – Helen Hancocks Library Lion – Michelle Knudsen and Kevin Hawkes Mother Bruce – Ryan T. Higgins Little Elliot, Big City – Mike Curato Mr. Tiger…

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This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

This week’s Fox Hill K book is It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee. Let’s Raise Readers! Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come – Nancy Carlson No Fits, Nilson – Zachariah OHora Stop Snoring, Bernard! – Zachariah OHora Creepy Carrots! – Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown My Cousin Momo – Zacharian OHora Peter Brown – You Will Be My Friend Twenty Yawns – Jane Smiley and Lauren Castillo My Teacher is a Monster…

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Memorial Kindergarten Classes Read “Glow” by WH Beck

This week, Kindergarten classes read “Glow” by WH Beck and learned about Bioluminescent creatures – fireflies, anglerfish, fungi, octopus, dragonfish, lanternfish, and squids.  We learned that animals glow for several reasons – to hunt, to hide, to find a friend, to lose an enemy, to trick, to call for help and to fight back.  The Memorial Learning Commons is now decorated with “glowing” squids made by the students.

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Celebrating MLK Day!

Monday, January 16th is MLK Day. Visit the Fox Hill Learning Commons to learn more about Dr. King’s important life and work and how we can continue to carry his message. Ms. Scheffer and I made this brief ChatterPix video to help celebrate MLK Day using our copy of Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier. Bryan Collier was even kind enough to autograph our copy…

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The Lemonade Wars via Telestory

This past week I had the opportunity to work with Mrs. Lisano’s third graders to create book reviews of the Lemonade Wars using the iPad app Telestory. This free app allows students to star, film, and direct their own “TV show.” For this particular assignment, students were asked to use the critic’s corner theme. They wrote cue cards containing information about the story’s characters, setting, plot, as well as their…

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Fox Hill 1st Grade Book Reviews

This week in 1st grade we are continuing our book reviews! Students are free to choose any book they like that interests them, fiction or non-fiction. The only stipulation is it must be a just right book at their level that they can read on their own so they can put what they have learned or what interests them into their own words. After they have read the book, they…

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Making Math (and Music) Fun with Sphero!

Mr. Murphy and I are once again very proud to share some outstanding work created by the students of Fox Hill. Our most recent project involved collaborating with fourth grade teacher Mrs. Nolte and allowed us to integrate the Sphero robot to help students learn about patterns, shapes, speed, distance, angels, and the fundamentals of computer programming. Shifting Gears: Deeper Than Driving Similar to Fox Hill third graders, Mr. Murphy gave…

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