Thursday, November 30, 2017

Lowell Mills "Yankees and Immigrants" Program Field Trip

Yesterday, Fox Hill 4th graders visited the Lowell Mills National Park to participate in the "Yankees and Immigrants" Program. Students were given a passport of a person who immigrated to America, and they took on the role of their immigrant. Students also participated in an 1800's "town meeting" debate as to whether the town of Lowell should construct a school for the Irish using taxpayers' money. Taking on the role of townspeople, students shared their opinions to build or not to build a school for Irish children. Unfortunately, the only townspeople whose votes actually counted were wealthy adult men of the time. Thank goodness times have changed!

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 (


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.