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Pump Up the Volume! New Microphones Arrive at Fox Hill

Mr. Murphy and I are excited to share that we have received two new pieces of technology that will have a tremendous impact on student projects involving voice recording. Thanks to a generous donation from the Burlington Girl Scouts of Fox Hill, our students now have access to the Zax Sound microphone and two Crystal Clip Lavalier clip on microphones. Zax Sound Microphone The Zax Sound microphone is an affordable,…

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Go West at Fox Hill!

On May 31st, we’ll be having our annual spring concert and fine arts evening at Fox Hill. This year our big show is Go West and it’s going to be a good one! I’m excited to be playing in the Fox Hill band again and have been working hard learning all my bass parts. For the show this year the Learning Commons has again worked collaboratively with our music and…

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Explain Everything Animation Lesson from Grade 6 Student

Marshall Simonds Middle School grade 6 student Nicholas assumed the role of Assistant Technology Integration Teacher to share his knowledge of animation with his 6th grade classmates. Nicholas provided a great lesson using the Explain Everything iPad app. Nick’s techniques mimic the traditional method for producing cartoons. The process included drawing an object (stick figure), recording, replacing with a repositioned object, erasing the first object then re-recording. Nicholas demonstrated his…

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The Revolutionary War Goes High-Tech at Fox Hill

Mr. Murphy and I are SUPER excited to be collaborating with third grade teacher Mrs. Lisano on a MAJOR Revolutionary War project. The project involves students reenacting four major events from the Revolutionary War including The Boston Tea Party, The Boston Massacre, The Battle of Lexington, and Paul Revere’s Ride. Mrs. Lisano has divided her class up into three teams; writers, producers/directors, and actors. Each team member is responsible for…

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This Week’s Fox Hill 1st Grade Book

This week’s Fox Hill 1st grade book is Bus Route to Boston by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. 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…

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This Week’s Fox Hill K Book

This week’s Fox Hill K Book is Another Brother by Matthew Cordell. 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…

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Author Sarah J. Maas shares her new book with Burlington fans

On Wednesday night at Marshall Simonds Middle School, Barnes and Noble hosted a book signing and talk by author Sarah J. Maas for her newest book A Court of Wings and Ruin, the third book in her trilogy A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR). The book is a young adult fantasy novel that centers on a strong female protagonist, nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre. Barnes and Noble distributed five hundred wristbands…

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Colby, the Code & Go Mouse

Meet Colby, the Code & Go Mouse.  Colby is adorable and chatty and, not particularly surprisingly, quite fond of cheese.  Strangely, however, his favorite cheese appears to be Swiss – go figure!  Colby is spending some time in Mrs. Hoyt’s room at Pine Glen as we evaluate if/how to integrate him into the curriculum across the district next year. Students create mazes, determine the start and end points, figure out…

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