Monday, September 26, 2016

Back to School Night

It was wonderful to see so many of you at Back to School Night.

We enjoyed sharing our second grade curriculum with you.

Below is our Wonderful World video.

A child from Room 17 and Room 18 were randomly paired to work collaboratively to illustrate the lyrics from the song.




Parent Volunteers

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A message from Mrs. Johnson:

If you plan on volunteering in the school, I will be holding a mandatory parent volunteer meeting tomorrow
Tuesday, September 27th at 9:30 am and again at 6:00 pm.
Even if you have volunteered or attended this meeting in the past, you are expected to attend one of the meetings.
Things change from year to year so it's important to understand new protocols being introduced this year.
Thank you for volunteering!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Reflex Math

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Today in Math the children received their Reflex Math Log in information.
The Log in card should remain in the back of your child's homework folder.  You may keep the log in letter at home for future reference.

Reflex Math is an engaging app that helps children develop their math fact fluency.  The students can earn individual certificates for the number of facts solved as well as their improvement in fluency.  Also, they can help their math class earn class milestone certificates.

We encourage the students to practice their math facts every night and Reflex is a wonderful way to achieve that goal.



Friday, September 16, 2016

Message from Mrs. Johnson

Dear Fox Hill Families,

In last week's parent newsletter, I announced that we will be posting all future newsletters on my Principal's Blog.  This will begin tomorrow, September 16th.

To automatically receive blog posts by email, please go to my blog: https://foxhillprincipal.wordpress.com/ and sign up to follow my blog by email.  You will find this sign up on the left hand side under the contact information.

Thank you,
Mrs. Johnson

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Welcome to Second Grade!




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Welcome Back to School 2016-2017

We are excited to begin the new school year.  

Last week 36 bright eyed second graders walked through the doors of rooms 17 & 18.  Although there were a variety of feelings about summer ending and the new school year beginning, all of the children were engaged in the discussions about belonging in our classroom community.  

We began our school year with morning meeting and reading the book The First Day Jitters. Then we shared  our theme for the year: Second Grade Super Heroes.  We discussed how all of us has the "Super Power" of being a respectful, responsible, safe and kind student.  This goes along with our core value of Fox Hill School: Be the One!

We also read the book The Girl with a Cape which talks about all of us having the power to make others feel good about themselves.

Over the past few days we discussed each one of the core values and decorated our own capes to show how second graders can have super powers of their own.

We have also written about our first day of school, completed a "Who am I" guessing sheet for the parents to figure out on Back to School Night, filled in a "Me Poster" to become part of our writing portfolios, discussed our Hopes and Dreams and classroom expectations, shared "Me Boxes", decorated "Faces Behind the Names"  and read several books about second graders in school.

In addition, we have done assessments in reading and math and will begin switching into our reading and math rooms soon.

We are excited for this amazing adventure and look forward to meeting all of our parents at
Back To School Night: Wednesday, September 21st from 6:30-8PM.


Here are some of our super kids!!











Delayed Post-Multi-cultural Day video


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Here is the video from our Multi-cultural Day from the spring of last year.  Sorry for the delay, however, we thought many of you would like to see it.

Fox Hill: One School, Many Cultures