• Exploring the Improved Memorial Learning Commons
  • Can’t Stop the Feeling at Fox Hill!
  • Scavenger Hunts to Introduce Resources & Skills
  • This Week’s Fox Hill K Book
  • Francis Wyman Learning Commons Week 3: Destiny Quest Refresher

Exploring the Improved Memorial Learning Commons

It has been a busy couple of weeks at the Memorial Learning Commons. All the fiction books are now categorized by genre and the new layout has been enthusiastically received by students and teachers. Third graders are working on a Word Challenge Scavenger Hunt to find their favorite genres. First Graders are excited to explore the new Series section to find Fancy Nancy and Fly Guy. Kindergarteners are settling in nicely to…

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Can’t Stop the Feeling at Fox Hill!

We are on fast forward here at Fox Hill, and September has been an incredibly busy and productive month! A definite highlight of the first month of school, and an excellent example of school-wide collaboration among teachers, students, and staff, was the production of Fox Hill’s version of  “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” To celebrate the start of the 2017-2018 school year, our “tiny dancers” showcased their best moves in an…

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Scavenger Hunts to Introduce Resources & Skills

Scavenger hunts can be a fun, engaging way for students and faculty to collaborate while exploring crucial research resources and skills. Pictured below, Mrs. MacKay’s freshmen English classes engaged in a scavenger hunt that served as a basic introduction to the library. The goal was for them to explore and get familiar with the print and non-print resources available so that they can make use of these tools in the future….

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Francis Wyman Learning Commons Week 3: Destiny Quest Refresher

This “B”  week marks our first visits from our third, fourth, and fifth graders! We’ll be refreshing our memories about Destiny Quest- our library’s circulation system- and putting an icon on our iPad home screens so that students can easily access Destiny Quest to search for library materials, renew or place holds on materials, or even recommend books to their classmates and teachers. We’re looking forward to seeing our Francis…

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Week 2: First Day (Week) Jitters at Francis Wyman

We are so excited to begin our regular class schedule in the Learning Commons this week! This is our “A” week, so K, 1st, and 2nd grade will be joining us for their first library learning commons lessons! In honor of our first week, our read aloud is First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg, where we’ll discover that students aren’t the only ones who experience first day nerves- it even happens…

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Incoming Kindergarteners Visit the Memorial Learning Commons

We were excited to welcome our incoming Kindergarteners to hear a story in the Learning Commons on Thursday.   We look forward to introducing students to the changes that were made over the summer.   Please remind your students to bring back any books that were checked out for the summer vacation.   The Learning Commons is looking for adult volunteers to help this school year. Please contact Mrs. Myer…

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BHS Library Field Study

    NEW THIS YEAR: The BHS’s Library is looking for Field Study students By fostering a love of reading, providing essential resources, and developing critical 21st century skills, the goal of the library is to support BHS’s mission to develop lifelong learners and engaged community members who think creatively and critically and who respect human differences in an increasingly diverse society. To help meet this goal, BHS Library Field…

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Week 1: Welcome Back Francis Wyman!

Welcome back, Francis Wyman! We hope you had a restful, enjoyable summer full of family, friends, sunshine, and of course, great books. Did you attend a program at the Burlington Public Library? Classes officially begin coming down for their regular scheduled library periods next week, but we are open and ready for business this week if teachers and students need services. We’re looking forward to getting started on Monday! The…

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Who to Call When You Need Help

The beginning of the school year is always exciting, but it can also bring stress.  And when technology isn’t working the way you would like it to, that stress is exacerbated.  To get the right help to you in the shortest time, you need to know who is best positioned to help you. First of all, always start with School Dude.  I’ve included the link to Faydeen Sateriale’s email at…

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