Tuesday, June 20, 2017

"Sense of Accomplishment" Assembly

This afternoon, Grades 3 through 5 students participated in a "Sense of Accomplishment" Assembly in the Fox Hill Cafeteria. (K through Grade 2 students had their assembly this morning.) At this afternoon's assembly, a number of Grade 4 students shared an accomplishment from this year they are most proud. While every Room 20 student wrote a paragraph about an accomplishment from this year, two students had an opportunity to share theirs at the assembly. The two Room 20 students were Sam C. and Pieris F. Sam spoke about his achieving a purple belt on the reorder, while Pieris shared her accomplishment of reaching her goal of reading 30 books this year. Both students did Room 20 proud with their sharing.

Room 20 Scientists Sharing Their Hand Pollinators

Like Mrs. Hevey's students yesterday, today Room 20 scientists presented their hand pollinators to their fellow scientists and shared test results. Kids thoroughly enjoyed this science unit, especially designing, building, and testing their hand pollinators. Congratulations, Room 20 scientists, on a job well done!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Room 21 "Scientists in Action"

Today, Mrs. Hevey's students put finishing touches on their hand pollinators, conducted fair tests to determine how well their models picked up and dropped off pollen, recorded their test results, and then shared their pollinators and results with their classmates. As evidenced below, kids had a great time designing, building, testing, and then presenting their hand pollinators in class. Congratulations, scientists, on a job well done!

Today's 4th Annual Fox Hill "Fox Trot"

Today's rescheduled Fox Hill "Fox Trot" for Grades 3, 4, & 5 (due to last week's brutally hot weather) went off without a hitch. The number of laps run, jogged, and walked by Room 20 students ranged from 4 laps to 14 laps! Kids had a great time, drank loads of water to stay hydrated, and were proud of their accomplishment. Congratulations to all Grade 4 students for a job very well done!

Grade 4 End-of-Year Party & Picnic

Hi Parents,

We informed kids today that the 4th grade teachers will be hosting an End-of-Year Party & Picnic for the kids this Thursday, June 22. The notice we sent home with the kids today is shown below.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Thespians Among Us!

This week in Room 20, my ELA students performed "dramas" demonstrating their artistic prowess. Before a not-so-much "standing room only" audience, kids performed "Little Green Riding Hood" and "Sleepless Beauty!" Cast members exhibited their acting abilities as they "became" their characters on stage. Enjoy the following photos from their "one day only" performances!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flag Day Celebration

This morning, Fox Hill students participated in a Flag Day celebration in front of Fox Hill surrounding the school's flagpole. At the celebration, grade 3 students performed patriotic songs beautifully on their recorders. Led by Fox Hill Principal Johnson, kids and teachers recited the Pledge of Allegiance as the culminating event.

Prior to the celebration, Room 20 students researched Flag Day on their ipads and reported out at Morning Meeting. Among other factoids they shared, students reported that Flag Day is celebrated each year in the United States. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.