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September 2015

Last weekend was a big one for Rossman athletes. Fifth and sixth graders represented our school at the annual Rossman School Soccer Tournament. The entire school started the weekend off in style on Friday by wearing blue and gold to show their school spirit and cheer on our team. The pre-game spirit day worked! Rossman played games against five different teams and went undefeated! Our team scored sixteen goals in those five games and had zero goals scored against us.

Thirty students participated in the tournament and many more students cheered on their classmates. One of the most...Read more

Shiver me timbers! There are pirates in the library!

Aye matey! You heard it correctly. Reading pirates have invaded the library! JK, SK and first grade enjoyed dressing like pirates last week to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. It was a mighty day filled with pirate stories, walking the plank, sea songs, hunting for treasure and munching on goldfish. Libraries aren’t the quiet places they once were. Arrgh!

Aside from our pirate adventures, the library year has started full speed ahead. Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students are encouraged to read a new set of books each...Read more

Beginnings are crucial — especially for children. The way a child begins the day sets the tone for learning and speaks volumes about how they interact with others. At Rossman, students’ learning begins the second they walk through the doors of the building. Children are greeted warmly by a friendly face at either the front or back door. Although this gesture may seem small, for many, this interaction is exactly what is needed to get the day started on a positive note.

We have found that our second grade students are more focused, organized and relaxed as they start their day when...Read more

Junior Kindergarten is a fun place to learn and grow. Foundations are established for a successful eight years at Rossman School. “Approaches to learning” are behaviors, tendencies or typical patterns that children use in learning situations. They include curiosity, persistence and flexibility in solving problems. 

In her book “Enthusiastic and Engaged Learners: Approaches to Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom,” Marilou Hyson tells us about two valuable teaching tools:

  • connections — personal warmth, sensitivity and involvement with individual
  • ...Read more
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