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Twenty-six alumni from the Class of 2012 teamed up March 2 for Rossman’s 31st annual Spirit Day basketball game. The high school seniors went head to head with fifth and sixth graders, making a valiant effort despite the wacky games concocted by P.E. teachers Larry Huusko and Jenna Lucas. The alumni handicaps included imaginative challenges like: “Olympic Pairs Figure Basketball,” a tribute to the Olympics in which the alumni had to hold hands as they played; “Seussmania Basketball,” which required the alumni to wear festive costumes and recite lines from Seuss books in honor of the author...Read more

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

The students in the first grade through sixth grades have been learning and cheering each other on in the foreign language classroom with the game Kahoot! At Rossman, we keep up with the latest in technology and game-based learning, and our students reap many benefits.

Kahoot is a free game learning application based on responses from student teams. I upload questions that appear on the students’ screens, and they electronically submit their best...Read more

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