• 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

Students Display Altered Books at BHS

Student teacher Ms. Lauren Vigneau’s design and drawing students worked hard to create their “altered book” project (examples below). Using mixed media, altered books change the original form of a book by transforming its appearance and/or meaning. The students repurposed worn books donated by the community, turning them into eye-catching, clever, and exquisite art pieces. These incredible creations, and others, are on display in the library. Stop on by to check them out.  

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This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

This week’s Fox Hill K book is Brave Irene by William Steig. 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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One School, Many Cultures – Diversity in Literature

This week, Ms. Scheffer and I will be hosting our first Holiday Family Traditions Maker Day in the Fox Hill Learning Commons. In addition to this hands-on Maker Day event, we have also curated a powerful selection of books for grades K-5 to further promote understanding, empathy, and knowledge of the people and cultures on this big blue marble we all call home. Our goal is to continue to educate students…

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Scholastic Book Fair Success!

Our Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success! We sold about $4,000 worth of books so we were able to purchase $2,000 worth of books for our library learning commons. This could not have happened without all of the parent volunteers. Thank you, thank you, thank you!   Thank you, also, for the donations towards the Scholastic All for Books program. We raised $56 and Scholastic matched the $56… so $112 worth…

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Plymouth Plantation Comes to Life at Fox Hill

Although Fox Hill is a 1:1 iPad school, there are times when the best tool for the task involves zero technology and the third grade Plymouth Plantation project is a perfect example. As a follow-up to the third grade field trip to Plymouth Plantation, and as the summative assessment for the unit on the state of Massachusetts, third grade teachers Ms. Saia and Mrs. Lisano assign their Social Studies classes…

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This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

This week’s Fox Hill K book is You Will Be My Friend by Peter Brown. 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…

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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 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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When Teachers Join In

  There are may aspects of instructional coaching that make my job one of the best I could ever imagine.  That moment when a student “gets it” and their eyes light up.  Collaborating with teachers to select what content, skills, and strategies will work best in their classroom.  And then doing it again the next year because every group of students presents new and different opportunities and challenges. Working with…

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CS4All: Computer Science Education Week

In honor of global Computer Science Education Week, faculty and students engaged in a host of interactive activities today. During the Common Planning Period teachers discussed with Superintendent Eric Conti the school’s vision for CS4All and participated in a fun “coding a cookie” activity organized by Computer Science Teacher Shereen Tyrell. A focus on computer science in education means enabling students to engage in computational thinking, problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, collaboration,…

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