Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving, Room 20 Community of Learners, to you and your families. Be safe during our Thanksgiving break ~ I'm already looking forward to seeing you all next Monday!

Your very thankful teacher,
Mr. Daley




"We must find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives." -- John F. Kennedy

Monday, November 13, 2017

Scholastic Reading Club Book Order ~ November 27


Dear Parents,

I will be submitting this month's Scholastic Reading Club book order on Monday, November 27. If you or your child would like to purchase books this month, you can order them in two ways: (1) by completing the form in any of the flyers I have sent home, and returning the form and payment to Room 20, or (2) by ordering online (https://clubs.scholastic.com).

Thanks,
David

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Officer Sheppard Visits 4th Grade

Yesterday, Officer Keith Sheppard (School Resources Officer), of the Burlington Police Department, visited Fox Hill 4th grade students to discuss bullying ~ what it is, what it isn't, how to respond to it, etc. The 4th graders actively participated in the discussion with Officer Sheppard and exhibited a good understanding of bullying. Next year as 5th graders, our current 4th grade students will participate in two in-depth lessons with Officer Sheppard to learn more about bullying.





Sunday, October 29, 2017

Scholastic Reading Club Book Order ~ October 31


Dear Parents,

I will be submitting this month's Scholastic Reading Club book order on Tuesday, October 31. If you or your child would like to purchase books this month, you can order them in two ways: (1) by completing the form in any of the flyers I have sent home, and returning the form and payment to Room 20, or (2) by ordering online (https://clubs.scholastic.com).

Thanks,
David

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fox Hill's 1st Annual "Global Maker Day"

Yesterday in the Fox Hill Learning Commons, Ms. Scheffer and Mr. Murphy hosted Fox Hill's 1st annual "Global Maker Day." According to Ms. Scheffer and Mr. Murphy, "Our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to tinker, play, build, and explore. We are confident students will be inspired to take risks, problem solve, and collaborate to create kindness. This theme was inspired by one of our school wide values here at Fox Hill and we look forward to the creative ways our students will show what kindness means to them!"

Students were offered eight different maker sessions, including:
  • Makey Makey Kits
  • Digital storytelling with the Green Screen app by Do Ink
  • Garage Band
  • Computer programming with Sphero robots
  • Trash Origami
  • Nature’s Art Box
  • Cardboard Creations
  • Virtual Reality station
A wonderful (and creative) time was had by all!
















Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Crazy Hair Day

As Mrs. Johnson announced this morning, Friday (October 27) is "Crazy Hair Day" at Fox Hill. So kids, be as original as you can to show off your creativity!

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Scientists in Action

As part of our science unit on Plant & Animal Structure and Functions, students have been testing different materials for "picking up and dropping off pollen from one flower model to another" in preparation for their designing and building hand pollinators. I captured our "scientists in action" this week as they conducted their "fair" tests, being careful that variables were controlled for each investigation.