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Underhill Destination ImagiNation is BACK!

Yes, we are ready to form Underhill DI Rising Star! Teams. These teams are non-competitive but may choose to perform at the Regional Meet in March. Destination ImagiNation is a wonderful, nationwide program that helps kids develop a unique and critical skill set by emphasizing: Creativity Problem Solving Teamwork Brainstorming Project Management Time Management Knowledge […]

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8 Handy Tips to Build a Learning Habitat at Fred C. Underhill School

  1. Gather children.  Generate curiosity, wonder, and excitement about the idea of building something new in their playground. 2. Bring a dynamic, kind, and thoughtful artist in residence (Cynthia Robinson) to help the children fine tune and eventually realize their vision. 3. Depend on civic minded, generous, and considerate parents, community members, and local businesses to […]

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Hurt Foot at Underhill School…and Oozing Goo!

Mrs. Vilela’s Approach to Spelling Patterns: Students in Mrs. Vilela’s class were busy learning the /oo/ sound spelling in their decodables today.  /oo/ can make two different sounds, the sound you hear in “Hurt Foot” and “Oozing Goo“.  As you can see in this picture, he is highlighting the word “Good”, one of the many “Hurt […]

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Chief Bartlett Reads!

Thank you to Chief Bartlett, from @HooksettPD, for reading Officer Buckle and Gloria to our students.  This guest appearance is a great way for children to have positive connections to our community helpers.

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Amazing Animals! True Fact Winner

Congratulations to Abigail Gowern in Mrs. Noboa’s 2nd grade class. She’s been named as a grand prize winner in Scholastic Reading Club’s Amazing Animals! True Fact Contest. Abigail’s amazing fact was one out of thousands sent to Scholastic. Her fact will be included in a special poster to be distributed in the coming weeks. We […]

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Continental Studies

Second grade students are learning about the continents. In Library Class, students looked at the photo above from NASA of the earth at night (combined photos). Mrs. Landsman and students made inferences from what they could see, such as: where landforms like mountain ranges, deserts and rainforest are located that more people tend to live near […]

Fred C. Underhill is Tweeting!

Dear Parents, I’m sure you may have heard of Twitter (twitter.com), the popular social-networking service.  You may have seen hashtags (#idol, #nfl, #redsox) on the bottom corner of your television screens, too.  Every celebrity, business, and athlete seems to have an account. I would love for you to give Twitter a chance, too.  I am […]

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Underhill Students Write “Deliciously Healthy” Newsletter!

Student Reporters Ismael Bautista, Ella Bono, Kyra Courtemanche, Emma Polyukovich, Maggie Roy, and Jake Soucy worked together to generate Underhill’s first issue of Deliciously Healthy.  Guided by teachers Danette Noboa and Marylou Donahoe, students interviewed our school nurse, Cindy Libby, and surveyed their peers to find a food preference.  Click this link to read installment #1 […]