National Park Persuasive Writing

June 19, 2017

Ms. Scheffer and I are ending our year with one of my favorite projects. We are working with Mrs. Nolte and Mrs. Hevey’s 4th grade students on their National Park persuasive writing projects. In this project, students are tasked with writing a persuasive essay about why their parents and families should take them to a National Park during summer vacation. What makes this project so exciting and unique is that…

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Fox Hill Spring Book Fair!

June 2, 2017

Our Fox Hill Spring Book Fair is next week running June 5th through the 9th. This is a great opportunity to add to your home library and promote reading with your child and family. Here are the electronic versions of everything that went home: Click here to view the Book Fair flyer in a PDF form. Click here to view the schedule. Click here to view my letter home. Click…

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Lights, Camera, Action: The Revolutionary War Comes to Life!

May 24, 2017

Mrs. Lisano, Mr. Murphy and I are pleased to share the first of four introductory videos reenacting an event from the Revolutionary War. The video below features Mrs. Lisano’s third graders who will be bringing the Boston Massacre to life through a well written script, realistic costumes and props, and a talented production team. The introductory video was made using Explain Everything and iMovie and was uploaded to YouTube. The…

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This Week’s Fox Hill K and 1st Grade Book

May 23, 2017

This week’s K and 1st grade book is the new book Life on Mars by one of our favorite authors, Jon Agee! 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…

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Pollination Comes to Life at Fox Hill

May 22, 2017

Mr. Murphy and I recently collaborated with Mr. Lisano’s fourth grade science class on a pollination project where students had the opportunity to use either Book Creator or Explain Everything to demonstrate their knowledge of the reproduction process of a flower.  Students are already well-versed in Book Creator, however they visited the Learning Commons to have a lesson on some more advanced features of Explain Everything including the lasso and…

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Pump Up the Volume! New Microphones Arrive at Fox Hill

May 19, 2017

Mr. Murphy and I are excited to share that we have received two new pieces of technology that will have a tremendous impact on student projects involving voice recording. Thanks to a generous donation from the Burlington Girl Scouts of Fox Hill, our students now have access to the Zax Sound microphone and two Crystal Clip Lavalier clip on microphones. Zax Sound Microphone The Zax Sound microphone is an affordable,…

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Go West at Fox Hill!

May 17, 2017

On May 31st, we’ll be having our annual spring concert and fine arts evening at Fox Hill. This year our big show is Go West and it’s going to be a good one! I’m excited to be playing in the Fox Hill band again and have been working hard learning all my bass parts. For the show this year the Learning Commons has again worked collaboratively with our music and…

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The Revolutionary War Goes High-Tech at Fox Hill

May 15, 2017

Mr. Murphy and I are SUPER excited to be collaborating with third grade teacher Mrs. Lisano on a MAJOR Revolutionary War project. The project involves students reenacting four major events from the Revolutionary War including The Boston Tea Party, The Boston Massacre, The Battle of Lexington, and Paul Revere’s Ride. Mrs. Lisano has divided her class up into three teams; writers, producers/directors, and actors. Each team member is responsible for…

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This Week’s Fox Hill 1st Grade Book

May 15, 2017

This week’s Fox Hill 1st grade book is Bus Route to Boston by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. 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…

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This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

May 15, 2017

This week’s Fox Hill K Book is Another Brother by Matthew Cordell. 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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