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February 2018

newyear-1.jpgXin nian kuai le! Happy New Year from the third grade class! Every year, Rossman third graders are immersed in the Chinese culture. This third grade class tradition was started 13 years ago after telling the story of how Mrs. Frankenberger escaped Vietnam on a fishing boat. Sharing this journey with the students peaked their interests in the learning of the Chinese...Read more

blog_literacy-1.jpgFirst grade students spend two weeks each spring learning about domestic and global poverty through a critical literacy unit. Critical literacy instruction is one way to engage students in the study of other cultures, current events and social justice in a developmentally appropriate way. The format aims to teach students how to read a text in a...Read more

Over the past few years I have seen a great push in schools across the country for getting children moving in their classrooms. Research is showing all of the connections between active children and learning. Many educators from all over have seen the benefits of recess and physical education and have begun to take this concept a step further.  

As a P.E. teacher, I can’t help but continue the push for more movement in the classroom. I have been reading a few books on this topic and studying more intentional use of movement in the classroom. One book is called the...Read more

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