• This Week’s Fox Hill 1st Grade Book
  • This Week’s Fox Hill K Book
  • Meditation in the Pine Glen Learning Commons
  • A Day in the Life of Kindergarten in Burlington Public Schools
  • The Engineering Process Explained Through Adobe Voice

BHS Seniors Attend Workshop on the Art of Interviewing

“What you guys do can be really impactful,” Video Producer and Coach Brandy Sales declared to an audience full of BHS seniors. Throughout the day, Sales, a former graduate of Burlington High School, taught seniors how to be successful on their newly revamped research project. The project requires students to produce a TED Talk, a podcast, a documentary film, photo journalism, or a website. Participants in Sales’s dynamic, interactive workshop learned…

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Time’s Up!

It happens every time.  I give my class 10 minutes to work on something and it ends up being 15, not because they need the additional time, but because I’ve lost track of time or didn’t note the time when we started.  Meanwhile, unless I continually give the 5-minute warning, 3-minute warning, 1-minute warning, etc., students have no idea when they have to start wrapping up. This happens to all of…

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This Week’s Fox Hill First Grade Book

This week’s Fox Hill 1st grade book is The Sandwich Swap by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. Let’s Raise Readers! Wolfie the Bunny – Ame Dyckman and Zachariah OHora The Curious Garden – Peter Brown Library Lion – Michelle Knudsen and Kevin Hawkes William and the Missing Masterpiece – Helen Hancocks Even Monsters Need Haircuts – Matthew McElligott Read the Book, Lemmings! – Ame Dyckman and Zachariah OHora Mother…

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This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

This week’s Fox Hill K book is Nurse Clementine by Simon James. Let’s Raise Readers! Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come – Nancy Carlson Stop Snoring, Bernard – Zachariah OHora Last Stop on Market Street – Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson Carla’s Sandwich – Debbie Herman and Sheila Bailey It’s Only Stanley – Jon Agee Larf – Ashley Spires Twenty Yawns – Jane Smiley and Lauren Castillo Beekle…

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10 Ways to Make SeeSaw Part of Your Daily Routine

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…

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Resource: Country of the Week

  Can your students find Portugal on the map?  If you’re looking for a quick online “do now” activity that highlights world geography and global cultural diversity, then check out the New York Times Learning Network’s “Country of the Week” interactive quiz.  As students answer quiz questions on geography, music, sports, and other topics, additional information and resources appear (whether the student answers correctly or not), including photos, text, videos,…

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This Week’s Fox Hill First Grade Book

This week’s Fox Hill 1st grade book is Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins. Let’s Raise Readers! Wolfie the Bunny – Ame Dyckman and Zachariah OHora The Curious Garden – Peter Brown Library Lion – Michelle Knudsen and Kevin Hawkes William and the Missing Masterpiece – Helen Hancocks Even Monsters Need Haircuts – Matthew McElligott Read the Book, Lemmings! – Ame Dyckman and Zachariah OHora Mother Bruce – Ryan…

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This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

This week’s Fox Hill K book is No Fits, Nilson! by Zachariah OHora. Let’s Raise Readers! Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come – Nancy Carlson Stop Snoring, Bernard – Zachariah OHora Last Stop on Market Street – Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson Carla’s Sandwich – Debbie Herman and Sheila Bailey It’s Only Stanley – Jon Agee Larf – Ashley Spires Twenty Yawns – Jane Smiley and Lauren Castillo…

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Pine Glen Children’s Book Discussion Group

Fourteen teachers and I are participating in a discussion group to enhance knowledge and appreciation of children’s books while finding ways to connect them to our curriculums as well as to build community. For our classrooms, each group member received the following 22 books that include fiction picture books, nonfiction picture books, graphic novels, and young adult books to use with students.   Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds…

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This Week’s Fox Hill 1st Grade Book

This week’s Fox Hill 1st grade book is Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola. Let’s Raise Readers! Wolfie the Bunny – Ame Dyckman and Zachariah OHora The Curious Garden – Peter Brown Library Lion – Michelle Knudsen and Kevin Hawkes William and the Missing Masterpiece – Helen Hancocks Even Monsters Need Haircuts – Matthew McElligott Read the Book, Lemmings! – Ame Dyckman and Zachariah OHora Mother Bruce – Ryan T. Higgins…

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