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November 2015

With so much in the media about dieting, nutrition and health, it can be challenging at times to determine the relevance of this information and how it can be applied to our own lives. By now, most are familiar with the term Glycemic Index (GI). What is the Glycemic Index and what does it really mean?

Glucose
When we eat, a series of metabolic and hormonal events occur. The carbohydrates we eat are broken down and changed into a type of sugar called glucose. Glucose is the main source of fuel for our cells. It travels through our bloodstream and enters the...Read more

Rossman has always been strong in the science, technology, and math parts of STEM education. Integrating engineering into an elementary curriculum is a bit more challenging. After reading my NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Science Scope journals this summer, I decided to introduce several engineering activities to fifth and sixth graders.

The sixth graders have just finished a unit on the water cycle and watersheds. They learned the specific components that make up watersheds and how watersheds work. They also know now where water treatment plants fit into the...Read more

We always learn in many a way.
It happens each and every day
Through all of our lessons in Senior K.

Our five senses really come alive
As into each unit we take a dive.
At most of these turns we sing and jive.

We see, touch, taste, smell, and hear.
We always give our learning a cheer.

From art to writing, with every turn,
It seems we have another song to learn.

Through our movement and some dance,
Sitting, walking, and in every...Read more

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