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April 2016

Have you ever felt like dozing off while listening to a lesson or speaker at a conference? Of course you have. Who can sit still for hours at a time listening to someone talk and talk and talk? Well, in third grade, we realize that there are times throughout the day when our students need to change up the routine and get their blood pumping. We call these times “brain breaks.”

A brain break is a one- to three-minute mental break period taken throughout the day to help refresh our thinking and engage in physical exercise. These quick movements help our learners to “wake up” their...Read more

What do learning the nine steps required to fire a Civil War musket, Ivy Green, Space Shot, the Multi-Axis Trainer, IMAX movies, the march in Selma, Alabama, and a really, really, really long bus ride have in common? These were the thrills that we experienced on our sixth grade class trip to the Civil War Battlefield at Shiloh, Tennessee, to Ivy Green, the birthplace of Helen Keller, to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, and then to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis Tennessee. All together, we traveled through seven states.

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The fifth grade students at Rossman School recently finished their service project for Kids Against Hunger. The students have been volunteering their time and energy to raise an impressive $1,500 over the last few months. This money was used to buy food for more than 4,000 meals for those in need. On March 8, the students worked in an assembly line and packaged the ready-to-eat meals, which will be sent to different areas of Central America in a few weeks to feed those experiencing severe hunger.

“Kids Against Hunger packages highly...Read more

Rossman School fifth grader Logan D. was among 100 students to compete in the Missouri Geographic Bee on April 1 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The contest was part of the National Geographic Society’s National Geographic Bee. It is the 28th year students from thousands of schools across the United States and its territories have participated in the challenging oral test of geographic knowledge.

Competing alongside students in grades 4 through 8, Logan answered dozens of difficult questions during the state bee,...Read more

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