Once again this year Fox Hill will be participating in the Red Sox Summer Reading Game! This is a great program and encourages students to keep up their reading skills and reading for enjoyment over the summer. Here is how the game works. Pick up a card from me at the library. Write down all required information including an educator who has made a difference in your life and has been important to your education. Then list nine books you pledge to read over the summer. For students going into 4th, 5th, and 6th grade, remember the new MCBA list when picking your nine books! Then simply mail your card back to the MTA. Mailing in your card enters you and the educator you nominated for a chance to win Red Sox tickets! Read your way to Fenway Park! If you lose your card or need an additional card, one can be printed from http://readingmatters.org/. Remember, your pledge card needs to be postmarked by July 13th!
Salem State University has released the nominees for the 2013-2014 MCBA! We’ll have several copies of each book ready for you to check out in September. In fact, the library already has several of the books on the list. Which ones have you read already? Click below for a PDF of the list!
In fifth grade we’re selecting our final book report book of the year. The requirement is that the book has been nominated for or won the Newbery or MCBA award. Below is a PDF of a list of books that will serve as a starting point to find your next favorite book!
Fifth grade is working on writing informational essays. Please see this blog post and the attached PDF to see the format for citing online sources.
PDF that shows the format for citing online sources.
Can you believe it that it’s already May and the end of school is just around the corner! That means that it is time for me to start getting the library books back! Here is the timeline for checking out and returning books.
May 27th to May 31st – Last week to check out hardcover books
June 3rd to June 7th – Last week to check out paperbacks
June 1st – Any book checked out must stay in your classroom
June 1st to June 15th – All books must be returned
This blog post contains electronic versions of all the paperwork sent home for the Book Fair in both jpeg and PDF formats. This way, additional copies of the material may be viewed and printed from home.
Important Book Fair information:
-We accept checks, cash, and credit cards. Checks should be made out to Fox Hill Media Center.
-There is no checking out of books during the Book Fair. Students may however return books to the library.
-The MA 6.25% sales tax applies to the Book Fair. Please see the post below that exclusively deals with tax information.
Spring letter home to parents and families.
Student Wish List.
We’ve got our spring book fair coming up April 29th-May 3rd. I’d like to remind parents and families that the MA 6.25% sales tax applies to the Book Fair. Our own Fox Hill math wizard Mr. Daley has created this handy chart that will help figure out sales tax at a glance. I believe this will be a great help in ensuring students are sent to the Book Fair with enough to cover the sales tax. I’ve also included this chart as a downloadable Tax Chart PDF.