Friday, September 22, 2017

💲 Coin Drive 💲
Fund Raiser
For Hurricane Victims

Monday, September 25 - Friday, October 6

All Proceeds Benefit

Sponsored by the Fifth Grade
At Fox Hill School

A very enthusiastic group of committed fifth graders has organized a coin drive to raise money for victims of the recent devestating hurricanes. The coin drive begins on Monday, September 25 and lasts until Friday, October 6. Donation jugs will be placed in each of Fox Hill's pods, as well as the lobby. All proceeds from the coin drive benefit the American Red Cross.
Please talk with your child about this fund raiser, and support this worthy cause by sending him/her to school with some change or dollar bills. We are so proud of our students' initiative!
Thank you!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Take the Preamble Challenge!

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We learned a little about the Constitution in Social Studies this week as Sunday, September 17 was Constitution Day.  As part of this learning we read The Preamble and examined what each phrase means. 
I have challenged my students to memorize and recite the Preamble. 
Keep tuned to this blog to see the results!

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Off To A Great Start!

Our class got right to work coming up with ideas for our Class Constitution!
This set of rules will embody the four core values of Fox Hill School:
Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, & Safety

Monday, September 4, 2017


Welcome to my blog!
I am happy and excited to be starting a new school year with all of you.  This blog is where you will find information about our classroom and school community.  As you explore you will find links to pages for homework (updated daily), our schedule, and other blogs and websites you will find helpful and informative.

This is just one of the many means of communication I will utilize.  Phone calls, emails, notices via backpack, and conferences are all valued ways of connecting with you to ensure a successful year for your fifth grader.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.
781 238 5688

I look forward to getting to know your child and to working with you to make this a happy and productive year of learning.

Some images from our classroom!

Stay tuned for first week pictures!

Friday, August 18, 2017

August 2017

Dear Fabulous Fifth-grader,
I can’t wait to get back into our classroom and start preparing for the new school year.  Teaching is my absolute favorite thing to do.  Don’t get me wrong- I love summer: the beach, barbecues and good books!  My porch is my favorite place in the summer, because it’s where I can curl up and read for hours in any kind of weather.  This summer I travelled to California to visit my son, and when you get this letter I should be in Acadia National Park in Maine. I hope to tell you all about it when we meet in September.

I am packing a couple of good books for my trip, but let me mention a great book I just finished.  It’s called Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse.  The story is about a girl who is caught up in the upheaval of the Second World War.  Though there are many books set during WWII, this one takes place in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The Japanese invaded and occupied two of these remote volcanic islands seven months after the  attack on Pearl Harbor. Vera, the main character, along with the entire native population was sent to relocation centers in the dense forests of Southeastern Alaska.  Telling of little food, few medical supplies, and harsh, unfamiliar surroundings, the author brings us into a time and place few Americans even know about, let alone experience. You may have already guessed that my all time favorite genre is historical fiction.  It’s so exciting to me to be able to connect with the past while reading such a fascinating story. I look forward to hearing what your favorite books and genres are.  

If you have time I’d love to hear from you about what you are doing or what you are reading this summer.  You can e mail me at or you can send me a postcard at Fox Hill.  I’ll be in and out of school over the summer setting up our classroom.  I’d love to hear your suggestions about what makes a great classroom, too!

I know the idea of coming back to school makes some excited, and some- well- not so excited, but remember, you have so many cool activities and experiences to look forward to.   I am so happy I can be a part of making your last year at Fox Hill a super memorable one.  
Enjoy the rest of your summer! I can’t wait to meet you!


                                                                                  Mrs. Lee

Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Summer!

It's been a great year, and I will miss you all! Enjoy the summer and don't forget to write or visit!

Here is a link to Marshall Simonds and the Summer Reading requirements.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sense of Accomplishment

We celebrated many accomplishments at our assembly today.  Congratulations to all our fifth graders who volunteered to present their work!  
From room 13: Matt, Anthony, Makenna, and Anthony
 Great Job!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Marching into The American Revolution

These military drills are just one part of our fantastic Independence Day celebration of learning!  Students presented their research on topics ranging from Deborah Sampson to The Battle of Long Island to African Americans in the War.   Loyalists and Patriots competed in academic battles, showing they have learned so much about our country's beginnings.  A highlight for all was Human Anagrams led by our generals: Matt S. Mitchell D. Charlie A. and Emily S.  They were ably assisted by captains Tanush N., Makenna S., Ilex F., and Zack H. Though Patriots held the lead coming into the day's battle, the Loyalists won the day and the competition.  Congratulations to all our students for their sportsmanship, cooperation and teamwork! 




Friday, June 9, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Math Night Games

Click here  for  Games from Math Night

Upcoming Events

Tomorrow is "Independence Day".  Fifth graders will present their poster projects on the American Revolution and we will participate in academic "battles" to show all we've learned about our nation's birth!  Who will win: Loyalists or Patriots?

Next week is Spirit week, and a notice regarding each day and its special significance has been sent home

Field Day is Monday, June 12; fifth graders are asked to wear green.

Thursday, June 15 is our Fifth Grade Reception.

Friday, June 23 is the last day of school.  Dismissal is at 11:35.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Visiting Middle School

Today we will be visiting Marshall Simonds for a tour of the school.  I am sure everyone is excited about the big changes ahead.  Think about questions you may have so we can talk about them! 

There will also be a parent information session this evening at MSMS.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Meet Delilah!

Delilah is a dwarf hamster.  We are enjoying having her visit our class for a few weeks!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Say Cheese!

The fifth grade class will have a group photo taken on Friday at 8:45. Bring your smiles!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Field Trip Tomorrow!

Please have your child prepared for some rainy weather tomorrow.  We will be outdoors for a portion of the trip, so rain gear is essential!  Students will also need to bring a snack and a lunch.  We will eat lunch when we get back to school, later than our usual lunchtime, so students should make sure they have a filling snack for the morning.

Monday, April 3, 2017


Rest up!  MCAS testing in ELA this week: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Happiness Is Giving

Thanks to everyone who donated coins for epilepsy research.
Watch for more fundraisers from Fifth Grade Student Council!

Click here to see how a group of friends feels about giving!

Great job Sofia, Rue, Ashley, Caroline & Annaliesa, 
recorded by Hannah and Meghna

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Help the Fifth Grade Help Those with Epilepsy

The Kindness Committee of the Fifth Grade Student Council is starting a fundraising campaign to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation. The money supports research to treat the disease and find a cure. 
The committee has several fundraisers planned for the spring. The first is a coin drive that begins Monday, March 6. We have donation bins placed in each pod and one in the school lobby, as well. 
Friday, two of our students made a school-wide announcement about the campaign. We hope you will talk with your child about this worthy cause. Please consider sending your child to school with loose change or a dollar bill to contribute to our fund raiser. 
Thank you!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fox Hill Heroes

Today we honored special individuals as well as community helpers.  Our sincere thanks to Mrs. Magnarelli, Mrs. Walsh, Mrs. DeRosa, and to our Burlington Police and Firefighters.  

You all make a difference in our community and it is a privilege to honor you!

Fifth graders enjoy a visit with a fire engine!


Your child has been assigned a science project in Mrs. Jaffe’s class. The project was started in class and involves illustrating the reproductive parts of a flowering plant and writing/typing of summary of that process. Both the written portion and the illustration were modeled in class last week; students were even given time in class to start the illustration. To complete the work, your child will need his/her science journal and folder that contain important printed resources. Please talk with your child about this project. The directions and grading rubric are very clear. Feel free to contact Mrs. Jaffe ( if you have any questions.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Tis the Season!

We begin the new year refreshed and ready to dive into new learning! This also means some testing.  We had DRA in ELA, in December, and now I-Ready tests will be administered in January.  Following I-Ready will be Symphony in Math.
This Spring we will also be administering MCAS 2.0.  Teachers have been asked to share the following dates:
Grades 3-5 ELA: Tuesday, April 4, Wednesday, April 5, and Thursday, April 6
Grades 3-5 Math: Tuesday, May 9, Wednesday, May 10
Grade 5 Science: Tuesday, May 16, Wednesday, May 17

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Welcome 2017!

A new year is here! I hope everyone enjoyed a fun-filled and relaxing vacation. We have lots to look forward to in 2017.  I wish all of our Fox Hill Families a new year filed with joy peace and good health!