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Junior Kindergarten is where the foundation for all learning at Rossman School begins. We help foster the creation of readers, writers, inventors, scientists, artists, mathematicians, engineers, and more. Creating a reader begins at home by exposing your child to words in print as you snuggle together to enjoy a book. Throughout our school day, we provide as many opportunities as possible to bring good literature to your child.

“In a book, anything can happen!” Just ask anyone in Junior Kindergarten! This is just one of the many things we often talk about as we read...Read more

Students are constantly asking, why do we write current events? We study history in social studies, why write about what is going on now? These are questions that one student answered in class the other day. “We study the past so we don’t repeat it, and we read about what is going on now so we know what is happening and how it affects us now and in the future.” A simple statement, but one that makes you think.

According to Edward F. DeRoche, author of The Newspaper: A Reference for Teachers and Librarians, children must learn how to use nonfiction materials to expand their...Read more

STEAM is a buzz word in art education. It refers to adding art and design into the STEM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The goal is for these subjects to work together and influence innovation among students. It is exciting to see how cross-curricular work can help students make connections, ask good questions and discover more about different subjects.

After seeing a display of artwork at the University of Michigan with the subject matter of scientific cells, I was inspired to see how Rossman’s science and art curriculum could work together to create a STEAM...Read more

Worldwide disasters have happened over the course of many years. However, in today’s world, devastating news repeatedly promulgates the television, technology, social media, and radio, perpetually shocking most people. Being surrounded by negative impacting news makes it more challenging to see all the good things going on in the world. It is hard for adults to absorb these events no less our children. What, when, and how we interact with our children about these crises becomes the question for all parents.

The ability for children to assimilate messages from news requires an...Read more

Toys are an important part of any child’s development as they are just one way children discover the world in which they live. Toys allow children to develop important cognitive, language, and physical skills. Through the use of toys children gain, develop and refine important areas such as imagination, concentration, confidence, independence, and coordination. Children, especially at a young age, learn through their senses and toys can provide them those opportunities. However, too many toys can become overwhelming to a child and actually make it difficult for them to choose what they...Read more

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