November 2017

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7 Must-Have Physical Fitness Apps

Having trouble getting your child to stay active? Here are several apps you can use to make fitness fun at home.   1. Bit Breaker  Bit Breaker is best-used solo and employs a strict lateral and jump regimen. Your movement controls an ‘Atari’ type of paddle on the bottom of the screen to control the […]

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Students Beautify Ryker Lake

Students, parents and faculty and staff at Hilltop Country Day School spent part of a recent Saturday morning picking up litter at Ryker Lake in Sparta. This project, led by the school’s fourth graders, is part of a larger school wide initiative to do one off-campus community service project a month. “I hope to teach […]

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Six Traits of Good Writing (And How We Develop Them)

Teaching students the art of writing is one of the most fundamental components of the middle school English curriculum. Hilltop students begin fifth grade with a strong background in composition skills to develop well-constructed paragraphs about a variety of topics. In middle school, we build on those fundamentals and encourage students to become more confident […]

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