• iMovie Magic from the Fox Hill 4th Grade!
  • Weather and Climate Science at Fox Hill
  • This Week’s Fox Hill First Grade Book
  • Fox Hill Second Grade Fiction Book Talks
  • Digital Storytelling with Tellagami: A Tutorial from the Fox Hill Help Desk

iMovie Magic from the Fox Hill 4th Grade!

Recently, I had the opportunity to collaborate with fourth grade teacher Erin Hevey on the creation of an iMovie book trailer project. Mrs. Hevey wanted her students to create a trailer based on their favorite book from this year. The ultimate goal of this project was for students to create a trailer that would persuade others to read the book. Mr. Murphy, Mrs. Hevey and I worked together to develop the…

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Weather and Climate Science at Fox Hill

In fourth grade, we wrapped up a great weather and climate science project. Topics for this project included weather maps, forecasting, weather instruments, climate science, and extreme weather. Students researched and filled out graphic organizers as a basis for using technology to synthesize, display, and share what they learned. To bring their research to life, we used our green screen, ChatterPix, Tellagami, and iMovie. Students used the Book Creator app…

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This Week’s Fox Hill First Grade Book

This week’s Fox Hill 1st grade book is Beekle by Dan Santat. 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 Goes Wild…

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Fox Hill Second Grade Fiction Book Talks

In second grade, we’ve been exploring fiction books, and we have just completed our fiction book talks working with Ms. Wood and Ms. Stone. For this project we first went over what fiction is.  We discussed how a work of fiction is a story that an author has created in their imagination, the differences between fiction and non-fiction, and we discussed the elements of fiction including setting, characters, and plot….

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Digital Storytelling with Tellagami: A Tutorial from the Fox Hill Help Desk

Here at Fox Hill, Mr. Murphy and I have been helping students in grades 1-5 with digital storytelling using the apps Book Creator, Chatter Pix, DoInk by Green Screen, and Tellagami. In addition to giving students a formal lesson on how to create and save a “Gami,” we now have an excellent tutorial that was created by fourth grade Fox Hill Help Desk student Madison. In the tutorial below, Madison…

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Barnes and Noble Fundraiser for Pine Glen Learning Commons

Stop by Barnes and Noble in Burlington today to purchase some books and beverages…proceeds go to the Pine Glen Library Learning Commons. Tomorrow all students at Pine Glen will see Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen talk about their new book, Triangle. We are so excited and appreciate Barnes and Noble for making this happen! If you go to Barnes and Noble today, please let the cashier know you’re there for Pine…

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This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

This week’s Fox Hill K Book is How to Share With a Bear by Eric Pinder and Stephanie Graegin. 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…

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Fox Hill 5th Graders Bring MCBA Books to Life

Mr. Murphy and I are pleased to share several examples of MCBA digital book reports created by Mr. Norman’s fifth graders. The goal of this report was to summarize the book, provide information about the theme, characters and setting, and persuade others to read the book. Students brought their books to life using Book Creator, Chatter Pix, Green Screen by DoInk, and Tellagami. Once again, this interactive project allowed students…

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Journal Writing in Grade 1 Implementing Google Docs

Mrs. Burnham’s first grade has been working on their writing journals in Google Docs. This has been a great collaboration piece for her students. Students have learned how to share their journals with Mrs. Burnham and their classmates. They edit them together and make suggestions as a class as to how to improve on their writing as well as celebrate their terrific writing as a class.  It has been a…

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