Sunday, January 28, 2018

Online Book Fair


Come take a look at what's available from our Scholastic Book Fair!  If you or a loved one would like to contribute to our library fundraiser, and cannot make it to the school next week during Feb. 5-8th, the online Book Fair makes it possible to support your student and the school. It is also a great way to get the titles your students may want in case we run out!

Orders will be delivered to the students classroom.  If you need to sent to the library as a birthday gift or a surprise, you can send them to the library and I will contact you.

We are still looking for volunteers for shifts and still have openings for Grandparents to volunteer in classrooms as well.

See you soon!

Mrs. Adams

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Storytelling Festival

The School Storytelling Festival is two short weeks away. Alpine School District supports and promotes the storytelling festival that goes along with the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Orem.

The time to work on your story to share with your class starts now and goes until February 5th! 
February 23rd will be the school wide assembly for the grade level winners.

Click Here:  Fox Hollow Storytelling to view the rules and expectations.  

Good luck and have fun!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Battle of the Books Practice Quizzes

The time is shortly upon us when we will begin our Battles. If you have students participating in Battle of the Books we have put together some practice questions for you.

If you are in 5-6th grade go to this site  (or the socrative student app)

Your room name is MRSADAMS212

If you are in 3-4th grade go to this site

Your room name is 212MC

Our battles will be the week of March 6th-9th. 

Keep Reading and be sure you are turning in your purple tickets to receive your buttons.

See you in the library,

Mrs. Adams

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This week in library....

One of our library centers is learning to use electric snap circuit boards to create electric processes. The students could assemble a flying saucer, a fan, a fiber optic LED show, a music box and a electromagnetic board.   These were so popular the other students didn't want to stop!

I am delighted when I see my kids so involved and engaged in our centers.  I hope this will "spark" some curiosity and someone will do a electricity themed STEM fair project. (STEM FAIR is on February 2nd btw)

Our other VERY popular center was the ROBOT mice coding center. Not only are the mice really cute, but they are easy to use so students figured out how to program them in no time! A Big Thank You to Mrs. Whitlock for generously sharing her coding mice sets with us.

 It's been a great week in the library.

-Mrs. Adams

Monday, January 8, 2018

Book Fair Volunteer Signups

We need your help covering shifts at the book fair. The slots are 2 1/2 hour but we can be flexible with your schedule.. Thank you so much for supporting literacy, library and Fox Hollow!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Book Fair & Grandparents Day are Coming Soon!

Mark your Calendars!

Tuesday February 6th is our Grandparents Day.  We will be providing a light breakfast from 8:00-10:30 outside of the library. Grandparents will be able to take their students to the book fair and will be given the opportunity to volunteer in a classroom if they choose to do so.  Signups for grands volunteering will be coming soon!  Those students without grandparents locally are still welcome to participate by bringing someone they think is GRAND! 

The book fair is the week of February 5-9th. All proceeds go to our library.The Signups for volunteering setting up/taking down or cashiering IN the Book Fair will also be coming soon. 

Thanks for all your support! See you soon!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Donald Davis comes to Fox Hollow!

We are so honored to have Mr. Davis come share his talents with us during two assemblies here at Fox Hollow.  He also did a workshop today with the faculty.  If you have ever listened to him at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival you know getting to hear his stories is a treat.  He also performs at storytelling festivals, schools and libraries across the country

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories. While he heard many traditional stories about Jack and other heroic characters, he was most attracted to the stories of his own family and places of origin.  Davis begin retelling the stories he heard and then adding his own new stories to them until he was repeatedly asked to "tell it again, on purpose."

During his twenty-five year career as a United Methodist Minister, Davis began to use stories more and more.  He was also asked to begin performing at festivals and in other settings until he retired from the church to tell stories full time.

The author of eighteen books and more than forty original recordings, Davis is the recipient of both the Circle of Excellence and the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Storytelling Network.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

FairyTales Unit and STEM centers

This rotation we are talking about what elements  make a book a fantasy,  what elements of a story specifically make it a fairy-tale. We are reading fractured fairy tales, and working on some STEM centers like coding, engineering, and math puzzles. Here's a few photos of some of the students today.
Our students are enjoying our coding center. 

Our 1st and 2nd graders are using the
3 Billy Goats Gruff kit for our storytelling center. We are practicing using
Voice and Expression when we read and re-tell.

This may be my favorite new center. The construction blocks are awesome.
The students use a card as a model and then recreate it.

Harry Potter's Wizards Chess!!
Learning Sequencing while we code!

Our lower grades are using auditory phones to practice
reading out loud and improving their fluency.
This center just makes me happy. I love to hear the conversations about what
choice they would make and why. 

When I was a kid, my friends and I made fairy tale "cootie catchers" or fortune tellers all the time. So I am glad to say that the tradition has been passed on in library. These fortune tellers change the beginning middle or end of a traditional fairy tale to make some pretty silly stories. If your kids start wanting to make them at home you'll know why.
We also read Princess Hyacinth this week. This is a non traditional fairy-tale without the
"Once upon a time", but there is definitely a happy ending and some magic. 

See you in the library,

Mrs. Adams

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Battle of the the Books List 2017-18

Now is the time to start thinking about the upcoming school year. I would love to see more students encouraged to participate this year in o...