• This Week’s Fox Hill 1st Grade Book
  • This Week’s Fox Hill K Book
  • Introducing The Fox Hill Learning Commons
  • Black History Month at the Fox Hill Learning Commons
  • This Week’s Fox Hill 1st Grade Book

This Week’s Fox Hill 1st Grade Book

This week’s Fox Hill 1st grade book is Bridget’s Beret by Tom Lichtenheld. 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 Mr. Tiger Goes…

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This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

This week’s Fox Hill K book is There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss. 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…

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Beyond an Hour: Let’s Continue Coding!

Mr. Murphy and I are proud to share that every Fox Hill student in grades 1 through 5 participated in the Hour of Code from December 12th through the 23rd. During those two weeks, Fox Hill teachers brought their classes to the Learning Commons and students were given a brief overview of the hourofcode.org website. They were shown how to filter hour of code activities based on grade level, device…

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Persistence in Coding

A quick Google search returns a definition of persistence as “firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.”   In Mrs. Visocchi’s fourth grade classroom, we say that persistence is, Trying again and again, even when something is very hard. Students begin coding lessons believing that learning the language or commands is the essence of their work.  As our work progresses, they are…

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TED Ed at the Elementary Level

As a member of the first co-hort of TED Ed Innovative Educators, I’ve had the opportunity to develop TED Ed lessons targeted to high school students. However, TED Ed video lessons, many of which are created by TED’s professional animators, are also available for elementary students. Please consider adding TED Ed into your instructional practice as we move into the second half of the 2016-2017 school year. You can access…

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This Week’s Fox Hill 1st Grade Book

This week’s Fox Hill 1st grade book is The Night Gardener by The Fan Brothers. 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 Mr….

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This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

This week’s Fox Hill K book is Beekle by Dan Santat. 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 – Peter…

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Independent Learning with iMovie

I am pleased and proud to share an iMovie trailer created by Isabella, a fourth grader and member of the Help Desk at Fox Hill. When I first met Isabella back in September, she declared she was an “iMovie trailer expert” and she was eager to create a trailer about the Help Desk program. She presented her first draft after only a few meetings, but when she received constructive feedback…

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