10 Ways to Make SeeSaw Part of Your Daily Routine

January 2, 2018

This post originally appeared on the blog of Jennifer L. Scheffer Since transitioning from Burlington High School to Fox Hill Elementary School, I have spent the past year and a half getting acclimated to a new school culture, developing relationships with students and my new colleagues, and learning the elementary curriculum. My primary goals were to use technology to develop creative, project-based learning opportunities for students and to make instruction…


Francis Wyman Learning Commons Week 3: Destiny Quest Refresher

September 18, 2017

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…


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

September 11, 2017

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…


Week 1: Welcome Back Francis Wyman!

September 6, 2017

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…


Who to Call When You Need Help

September 5, 2017

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…


Spring Book Fair At Francis Wyman

May 12, 2017

Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair was a great success! Thanks to all of our Francis Wyman students and families for your support of the library learning commons. The online book fair ends today! If you’d still like to order, simply go to www.scholastic.com/bf/franciswymanelementarysch1


You Wanna Build a Snowman?

December 16, 2016

This week’s book for our students in grades K-2 is The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler. We meet Little Nell, who learns that even though is she is small, she can do big things with the help of her friends. Once we finished the story, students had the chance to make their own snow people. Like Little Nell, they did a pretty great job!     


Introducing Team Drive for G Suite

December 13, 2016

Please Note: Team Drive is currently in BETA (early release). Users may encounter bugs. There is no guarantee Team Drive will be a permanent feature in G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education).  Streamlined Collaboration with Team Drive for G Suite Back in September, Google announced their new “G Suite for Education” name change along with the new Team Drive feature, available to schools in the Early Adopter Program. Today,…


Book Fair Fun at Francis Wyman

December 9, 2016

Thank you to everyone who made our Fall Scholastic Book Fair so successful! Today (Friday, 12/9) is the last day to order online- simply log on to scholastic.com/fair, type in our ZIP code, and choose our school. Have a wonderful weekend!


Thanksgiving Read Alouds with Grades K-2

We’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week! Our K classes have been reading Thanksgiving is For Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland. Our friends in the story reflect on all the things they are grateful for, from family and food to friends, and lollipops! Is it really a good thing to be the Thanksgiving turkey? Our first and second graders are finding out in The Great Turkey Race by Steve Metzger. Ollie, Wing, and Cassie are vying…

November 16, 2016