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Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center

Jackie from the Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center visited FSH for an all-school assembly. She brought a live snake, opossum, turkey vulture, and crow with her to educate the students about each animal. She answered many questions from the students. Did you know that crows are very intelligent and have been observed using basic tools? They also have great memories and can remember the face of a human. They can also hold a grudge.
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Riverbend Environmental Education Center Field Trip

Kindergarten visited Riverbend Environmental Education Center and took a class called "From Eggs to Legs". The group took a trail up to the pond, listening for birds and their babies in a nest along the way. Kate, our guide and an FSH parent who works at the center, taught us that we need to be quiet in the woods so we can hear all the animals. It is also important to protect the woods by staying on the path. Kindergartners learned about all the stages of the life cycle of a frog by observing them in their natural environment. At the end of our trip, students sang a song that tells how frogs change from eggs to legs!
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Nahjee Grant Visit

Grades 3/4 Service Club welcomed a special visitor, Nahjee Grant today. Nahjee is a local children's book author, philanthropist, motivational speaker and TV host. The club has been working on how to spread kindness and make the world a better place. Students have been studying and reading Najee's books for inspiration. They were prepared with many questions in a roundtable discussion. They learned how small steps and acts of kindness can help make big changes. Ironically, Nahjee had on a spread kindness t-shirt today!
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Spring Fair

Families and kids of all ages enjoyed our 70th annual Spring Fair on Saturday. It was a beautiful day for fairgoers to delight in carnival games, crafts, delicious food, balloon artist creations, attic treasures, and a mini-golf course which was new this year. Thank you to all the volunteers and organizers who made this wonderful event and beloved tradition possible.
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Softball Game

Our softball team had a special visit from our fox mascot yesterday and a 10-9 win against Barack Academy. After the game, the team
celebrated and sang "happy birthday" to coach Sandra. Way to go Foxes!
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Dream homes

Gr 3/4 economic simulation club was busy constructing their dream homes out of cardboard. Each club member chose a persona and career,
then researched how much they would earn and figured out monthly household expenses using a balance sheet. Some students worked in teams and some by themselves while producing some creative houses and learning about the cost of living.
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First Softball Game

At Monday's game against Greene Street Friends, our Foxes played their hardest, harnessing our fielding skills as we successfully made plays! Our first inning was a shut out, with the first three GS players at bat being the first, second and third outs due to some great catches and teamwork! We highlighted our strengths as we batted, having an accumulated 13 runs, bringing our final score to 13-9. A great Fox
victory was made even sweeter by the sportsmanship we showed to the other team. Come watch the team play Wednesday, May 8, at 3:45 pm at home against Barack Academy.
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Mental Math with Tr. Michael

Grades 3/4 have been working with Tr. Michael to grow and master their mental math skills. Tr. Michael started using mental math challenges from Trapezium Math. Now the 3/4 students are writing their own “Follow Me” challenges.
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Eighth Grade Trip (Days 3-4)

Highlights of the remainder of the grade 8 trip included taking in the artwork at the American Visionary Art Museum, playing basketball at the Global Village retreat center, discussing real-world situations in Guatemala and Mozambique, walking by the set of America Ninja Warrior which filmed live in Baltimore this weekend, making our own fire to cook our own dinner during our stay at Thailand House, visiting Antietam National Battlefield, and dinner and dessert at Houlihan’s in Hershey.

After taking a fire-making workshop and spending their budget at the simulated market, students hiked down to the Global Village to spend the night in Thailand. They were only allowed to bring a sleeping bag, a water bottle, a flashlight, and one luxury item. They also had to take care of a simulated infant (a water balloon) and cook two meals with what they purchased at the market.

The eighth graders felt a significant sense of accomplishment for persevering through challenging circumstances--cold rain, paltry meals, no running water, and an uncomfortable wood floor for sleeping. They are excited to share our Global Village experience with everyone back home.
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