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Can you imagine living in an art museum? Rossman fourth graders recently visited the St. Louis Art Museum trying to imagine just that.

This spring, the fourth graders have been reading From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. In this classic novel, two siblings decide to run away from home and hide in a magnificent, beautiful place - the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In their quest to learn “everything about everything” in the museum, they find themselves amongst a mysterious statue that may be the work of Michelangelo. This sends the pair on an...Read more

In honor of Rossman's Centennial, this year's Rossman Players production, “The Rossman Players Retrospective,” featured excerpts from Rossman Players musicals over the past ten years. With each scene, the cast of fourteen fifth and sixth graders not only revived a chapter of Rossman Players history but also presented the story of a character whose journey leads them to stand up to adversity and discover an unknown strength within themselves. Presented March 14 and 15, the musical revue was a hit with audiences, especially those for whom the scenes brought back memories of...Read more

blog_finemotor-4.jpgIn the art room, children are getting creative, solving problems, and even exercising. This may be a surprise. Although we don’t often break a sweat, each day little hands are building up their fine motor muscles. In addition to all of the great educational benefits of the visual arts, the physical development that takes place in the classroom is also...Read more

blog-reuse-6.jpgThere is an ongoing effort in education to collaborate, communicate and connect across the curriculum. In the fall, after a shipment of new supplies was delivered to Mrs. Taylor, our technology coordinator, she offered the packing pieces to the SK classroom. We quickly put them to good use. What a wonderful time of constructing and creating evolved from this...Read more

artshow2016-4.jpgThree Rossman School students were honored at the Creve Coeur Arbor Day Celebration and Art Show on May 1. Two students claimed second place in their respective categories, and another received an honorable mention. The theme of the all-ages art contest was “Wonders of Nature.” The winning works of art were created in art classes at Rossman under the...Read more

Ten fifth and sixth graders led audiences on a journey to find hope and happiness with their production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on March 15 and 16. Rossman students and parents were joined by children from two local preschools for the musical based on the Peanuts comic strip.

“These young performers have worked very hard to bring Charles Schultz’s characters to life,” said director Anna Blair in her directors’ note, “and I believe they have brought great talent, great effort and most of all, heart to these delightful friends from all of our childhoods.”

The COCA...Read more

Fifth graders have been learning about a variety of artists in art class. Each student chose an artist’s name out of a hat. They used an iPad to research their assigned artist and discover when they worked, what art movement they were a part of, the style of art they created, and what types of art materials they used. Each student designed a large Rossman apple in the style of their artist and then presented their finished artwork and research to the class.

The goal was not to just recreate a work of art, but to make their own art influenced by their researched artist. It was fun to...Read more

Junior Kindergarten naturally incorporates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) throughout the school day. This solid foundation for a Rossman education is built through play and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities. As teachers, we provide the materials and initiate the activities, but it is important to know when to step back and allow a child’s natural curiosity, interest and problem solving skills to take over. Excitement for learning is evident as the...Read more

Over the summer, with the help of wonderful staff members Leon Haywood and Ronnie Patrick, Rossman installed a Make and Create LEGO Wall in the Tech Center. This 10.5 ft. x 6 ft. wall, generously funded by the Rossman School Parents’ Club, offers an epic learning space for students of all ages.

The idea for the LEGO Wall developed while reviewing and analyzing the MakerSpace movement that has become popular in schools all over the world. We wanted to introduce the MakerSpace concept to Rossman with something that everyone can enjoy and admire. Just a week into the new...Read more

blog_artshow1.jpgFour Rossman students were honored at the Creve Coeur Arbor Day Celebration and Art Show on April 26. Two students claimed first place in their respective categories, and two others received honorable mentions. The winning works of art, which were created in art classes at Rossman under the direction of art teacher Erica Spangler, will hang in the Creve Coeur Government Center for a month. Pictured at right: three of the four art show...Read more

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