• This Week’s Fox Hill K Book
  • Francis Wyman Learning Commons Week 3: Destiny Quest Refresher
  • Week 2: First Day (Week) Jitters at Francis Wyman
  • Incoming Kindergarteners Visit the Memorial Learning Commons
  • BHS Library Field Study

Fox Hill’s Tribute to Bruno Mars: Fox Hill Smarty Pants 2017

I am beyond excited to share an incredible video produced in collaboration with Fox Hill third graders. The video is our rendition of Bruno Mars’ “Up Town Funk” and was performed live by the entire third grade at this past week’s Accomplishment Assembly. As a lover of the arts, and a former theater major, one of my goals this year was to combine my love of music with technology and…

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Fox Hill Third Grade Presents: The Revolutionary War

Mr. Murphy and I are thrilled to share the work of Mrs. Lisano’s third grade social studies students and their reenactments of the Revolutionary War. In previous years, Mrs. Lisano taught the Revolutionary War unit in a traditional manner with a written test as the final assessment. However this year, Mrs. Lisano wanted to continue integrating technology into her curriculum and approached Mr. Murphy and I with a new and…

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National Park Persuasive Writing

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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BHS’s Ladies of Code

BHS’s Ladies of Code Check out freshmen Ranya Paul, Dylan Lechner, Alyssa Porter and Lily Algeri’s broadcast Bednarcik inspires ‘Ladies of Code’.  The piece originally appeared on The Devil’s Advocate blog, BHS’s student-run newspaper and media blog. **Additional student videos, reflecting on this year and looking towards the next, can be found at https://bhsdevilsadvocate.wordpress.com/. 

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Fox Hill Spring Book Fair!

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!

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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Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program Grades 1-6

The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is available to all students in Burlington. I’m passing out the journals to classes this week and next week. Or you can download one via BN.COM/summerreading. Dear Reader, A book is a magical thing. Once you open up and start to read, you can find yourself transported to any place in the world, any time in history, or any realm of fantasy an author can invent…

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

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

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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