Read This! Let Room 103 Persuade You to Read A Book!

Students in Mrs. Hoyt’s and Mrs. Parnell’s Kindergarten classrooms are in the process of finishing up their persuasive writing unit. Students are hoping that they can persuade you to check out the books they recommend! After creating  posters, kindergarten students were videoed in front of the green screen by Ms. Small and I in the Pine Glen Library Media Commons. Happy Reading! Mr. Donoff   Hoyt     Parnell  

March 28, 2017
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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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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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Barnes and Noble Fundraiser for Pine Glen Learning Commons

March 20, 2017

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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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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Journal Writing in Grade 1 Implementing Google Docs

March 15, 2017

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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Non-Fiction Goes Hi-Tech at Fox Hill

March 7, 2017

Mr. Murphy and I are proud to highlight another Fox Hill ELA class that has shown creativity in their learning using Book Creator, Chatter Pix, and Tellegami. Mrs. Jaffe’s fifth graders recently completed non-fiction digital book reports covering a wide variety of topics including space tourism, The U.S. Coast Guard, snow leopards, linebackers, the Bermuda Triangle, and more! After consulting with Mrs. Jaffe on the goals and objectives of the…

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Showcasing Student Voice: Third Grade Digital Book Reports at Fox Hill

March 3, 2017

Over the past several weeks, Mr. Murphy and I have been working with Mrs. Lisano and Ms. Saia’s third graders to bring biographical books to life and showcase student voice using the applications Book Creator, Chatter Pix, Tellegami, and Green Screen by DoInk. These applications allowed students the opportunity to display their learning in their own unique way and practice their reading fluency skills, an essential part of the third…

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Read Across America – Dr. Seuss’ Birthday at Memorial School

March 3, 2017

Memorial students celebrated Read Across America in the library this week by listening to Dr. Seuss’ stories. 3rd graders -“Bartholomew and the Oobleck”.  Students made and studied oobleck (which was created based on Dr. Seuss’ 1949 story); 1st and 2nd graders – “Cat in the Hat” and completed a STEAM project of engineering and building a tower of Dr. Seuss hats using paper and red cups. Kindergarteners read “One  Fish,…

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