This Week’s Fox Hill 1st Grade Book

This week’s Fox Hill 1st grade book is How to Find Gold by Viviane Schwarz. 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…

March 28, 2017
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This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

March 27, 2017

This week’s Fox Hill K Book is Larf by Ashley Spires. 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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iMovie Magic from the Fox Hill 4th Grade!

March 24, 2017

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

March 24, 2017

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

March 21, 2017

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

March 20, 2017

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

March 20, 2017

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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This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

March 20, 2017

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

March 16, 2017

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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Peer to Peer Learning With Kahoot!

March 13, 2017

Over the past few weeks, our Fox Hill fourth graders were hard at work on their weather and climate projects. At the end of the project, students in Mr. Daley’s room presented their weather and climate Book Creator presentations with the class. As an evaluation tool, students used the website Kahoot to generate a quiz for their classmates to take following their presentations. Students used their iPads to access the Kahoot…

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