• Meditation in the Pine Glen Learning Commons
  • A Day in the Life of Kindergarten in Burlington Public Schools
  • The Engineering Process Explained Through Adobe Voice
  • This Week’s Fox Hill 1st Grade Book
  • This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

Meditation in the Pine Glen Learning Commons

“For thousands of years people have used meditation to move beyond the mind’s stress-inducing thoughts and emotional upsets into the peace and clarity of present moment awareness.” (Quote from this article found on the Chopra Center Website.) Every time a class comes into the learning commons, we commence our time with meditation. The amount of time we meditate corresponds to the age of the students, as suggested by the Headspace…

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A Day in the Life of Kindergarten in Burlington Public Schools

On behalf of the BPS EdTech team, Mr. Murphy and I are proud to share “A Day in the Life of Kindergarten in Burlington Public Schools.” This video was featured at the BPS Kindergarten Information Night on Wednesday, January 17th and shown to all parents of incoming kindergarten students. The video highlights a typical day in kindergarten including developing a love for reading with story time in the Learning Commons,…

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The Engineering Process Explained Through Adobe Voice

Elena Snyder’s third grade science students recently used the versatile and intuitive iPad app Adobe Voice for their Mag-Lev Train science project. The goal of the project was for students to design a train that would be as fast as possible and hold as much weight as possible. Additionally, the project required students to demonstrate their knowledge of the five step engineering process of: Planning Designing Testing Evaluating Re-designing After…

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This Week’s Fox Hill 1st Grade Book

This week’s Fox Hill 1st grade book is Let’s Do Nothing! by Tony Fucile. Let’s Raise Readers! Wolfie the Bunny – Ame Dyckman and Zachariah OHora The Curious Garden – Peter Brown Library Lion – Michelle Knudsen and Kevin Hawkes William and the Missing Masterpiece – Helen Hancocks Even Monsters Need Haircuts – Matthew McElligott Read the Book, Lemmings! – Ame Dyckman and Zachariah OHora Mother Bruce – Ryan T….

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This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

This week’s Fox Hill K book is The Not So Quiet Library by Zachariah OHora. Let’s Raise Readers! Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come – Nancy Carlson Stop Snoring, Bernard – Zachariah OHora Last Stop on Market Street – Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson Carla’s Sandwich – Debbie Herman and Sheila Bailey It’s Only Stanley – Jon Agee Larf – Ashley Spires Twenty Yawns – Jane Smiley and…

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Celebrating MLK Day at the Fox Hill Learning Commons

This Monday the 15th we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! We take this time to recognize the important work of Dr. King and his achievements during his lifetime and we also take the time to reflect on how we can continue his work of acceptance, equality, social justice, worker rights, and opportunity for all people. In the Learning Commons we currently have a book display featuring titles about Martin…

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Pine Glen Art Club

  Ms. Fallon and Ms. Mills orchestrated this past fall art club. For six weeks, each fourth or fifth grade art club member painted a canvas that corresponds to a collection of books found in the Pine Glen Learning Commons. The paintings look wonderful and brighten up our new space. Please come check them out!

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Family Holiday Traditions Maker Day at Fox Hill

Mr. Murphy and I were thrilled to see the entire Fox Hill community come together the week before our winter vacation to participate in our first Family Holiday Traditions Maker Day. The video below captures some of the creation and learning which took place throughout the week. This school-wide event not only integrated technology, art, and computer science in a meaningful way, it also aligned with ELA writing standards. To…

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BHS Seniors Attend Workshop on the Art of Interviewing

“What you guys do can be really impactful,” Video Producer and Coach Brandy Sales declared to an audience full of BHS seniors. Throughout the day, Sales, a former graduate of Burlington High School, taught seniors how to be successful on their newly revamped research project. The project requires students to produce a TED Talk, a podcast, a documentary film, photo journalism, or a website. Participants in Sales’s dynamic, interactive workshop learned…

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Time’s Up!

It happens every time.  I give my class 10 minutes to work on something and it ends up being 15, not because they need the additional time, but because I’ve lost track of time or didn’t note the time when we started.  Meanwhile, unless I continually give the 5-minute warning, 3-minute warning, 1-minute warning, etc., students have no idea when they have to start wrapping up. This happens to all of…

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