• Fox Center Issue 11
  • Faculty Book Discussion: All American Boys
  • Fox Hill’s Earth Day Science and Stewardship Program
  • Learning Vocabulary with SeeSaw
  • This Week’s Fox Hill 1st Grade Book

Faculty Book Discussion: All American Boys

“Rashad Is Absent Again Today.” Tuesday’s BHS Faculty Book Club discussed the award winning young adult novel “All American Boys,” co-written by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. Topics covered included issues of race, community, identity, privilege, voice, bias, violence, social media, and social activism. In the book, two teenagers from the same high school–Rashad and Quinn–struggle with the aftermath of Rashad’s brutal beating at the hands of a local police officer who…

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Fox Hill’s Earth Day Science and Stewardship Program

On Friday, April 28th, which is Arbor Day and hot on the heels of Earth Day, the Fox Hill Learning Commons will host an Earth Day Science and Stewardship program in conjunction with the Burlington Science Center. During the day, we’ll have live animals from the Science Center, exhibits featuring bees (not live!), birds, and mammals on display, information on gardening and planting seeds, plants that help pollinators like bees…

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Learning Vocabulary with SeeSaw

Just before our April vacation, I approached fifth grade teacher Jamie Jaffe with a new way to present vocabulary to her students (thanks to a Tweet from SeeSaw). The idea was to have her students find an image from the web that represented a vocabulary word, save the image to their camera roll and upload it into SeeSaw. From there, students would annotate the image and include the part of…

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This Week’s Fox Hill 1st Grade Book

This week’s Fox Hill 1st grade book is Carla’s Sandwich by Debbie Herman and Sheila Bailey. 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…

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This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

This week’s Fox Hill K Book is Enemy Pie by Derek Munson and Tara King. 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…

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Interview with BHS Senior and Author Sidra Afzal

BHS senior and author Sidra Afzal speaks about her newly self-published book, Wildflowers, available for checkout at the BHS library.    What inspired you to write Wildflowers? This book is a composed of art, poetry and prose that I had posted on my Instagram starting August 2016. The long term goal in mind was always to compile my posts into a book. In fact, I’ve wanted to be an author…

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BHS Poetry Stations

In honor of National Library Week and National Poetry Month, the BHS Library, the English Department, and Poetic Ramblings, BHS’s poetry and culture club, sponsored poetry stations in the upper and lower library spaces. Students in each English period spent the day crafting their own original works of poetry. A description of the stations and pictures can be found below. #bhspoetrymonth #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform Poetry Activity Station Bonanza! Magnetic Poetry Station…

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Google Classroom: Explained by a 4th Grader

I am pleased and very proud to share a tutorial on Google Classroom created by fourth grade Fox Hill Help Desk student Celeste. In this tutorial, Celeste demonstrates how teachers can create a class, invite students and co-teachers, how to post announcements, assignments, and questions, and how to change the classroom theme. Celeste shows how easy and intuitive Google Classroom is for teachers and students and her tutorial is a…

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This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

This week’s Fox Hill K Book is Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri. 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…

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