Weekly Updates

Rocky River Elementary School

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Week of March 7-11

Upcoming Events

Monday, Mar. 7 - Day 2

  • Dr. Goins from NCDPI will have a morning session with all Kindergarten teachers
  • Dr. Goins from NCDPI will have an afternoon session with 3rd grade teachers
  • All PD will be held in the E/I Lab
  • 1st and 2nd grades will be participating in training on March 18th.

Tuesday, Mar.8 - Day 3

  • MTSS meeting @ 8:00
  • Staff Meeting @ 3:30

Wednesday, Mar. 9 - Day 4

  • Tornado Drill @ 9:30 (State-wide Annual Drill--please review with your children)
  • Early Release @ 1:00
- Kinder & 1st will meet in the Media Center

- 2nd will meet in the Lab

- 3rd will meet in Dunbar's Room

- Assistants will meet in the E/I Lab

Thursday, Mar. 10 - Day 5

  • Spring Pictures - schedule - pictures will be in the GYM

Friday, Mar.11 - Day 6


Chuck and Lani

Happy Birthday to You!!!

March 9 - Belinda Huntley

March 10 - Vanessa Peoples

DPI Literacy Consultant--Dr. Judy Goins To Visit RRES!

We are fortunate to have our regional Literacy Consultant Dr. Goins visiting to provide PD on two dates in March. On March 7th she will be working with Kindergarten (in the AM) and 3rd Grade (in the PM). She will return on March 18th to work with 2nd Grade (in the AM) and 1st Grade (in the PM). Dr. Goins will be providing us with best practice strategies in reading as well as ideas on ideas on digging deeper in text, especially with our higher level readers. Subs will be provided. Please bring your lesson plans and NCSCOS resources.

Working Condition Survey

Please take some time to complete the North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey. Mrs. Peoples passed out your code to ensure your responses are confidential. Thanks for your participation!

Survey Link

Helpful Video

Don't Forget!

Please make sure you are staying abreast of progress monitoring. Use the calendars provided and that were "shared" with you via GoogleDrive. This is a crucial piece of information when tracking student academic progress and during MTSS/EC meetings. Here's the link for the March 2016 PM calendar.

March 2016 Progress Monitoring Calendar

Inclement Weather Make-up Procedures

Please see Rachel if you have not already filled out an intent form and picked up a make-up time log. All make-up hours should be logged by May 6.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week

The week of March 7-11 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. It's a great time to review weather safety and tornado drill procedures.

Hint hint....make sure your kiddos are ready for a drill before Wednesday!

Hint hint #2...it would not be a bad idea to review ALL of our drills with your kids early in the week.

Below are helpful links to use when integrating weather:

National Weather Service

BookFlix - How do you know it's spring?

TumbleBooks - Tornado video

BrainPopJr. - Spring

PebbleGo - Lightning & Thunder

PebbleGo - Thunderstorms

PebbleGo - Tornadoes

RazKids Level A - Spring Weather

RazKids Level A - The Rainstorm

RazKids Level T - Severe Weather

RazKids Level R - Storm Chasers

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Check out these great resources for spring!

Roll Say Cover - Kinder activity

Math Sequencing Activity - Kinder activity

I Spy Word Hunt - vocab/spelling activity

Spring Word Spin - Kinder/1st activity

Sight Word Game - Kinder/1st/2nd/3rd activity

Bunny Hop Word Game - Kinder/1st

Nonsense Word Activity - Kinder/1st/2nd

Hippity Hop Sight Word Game - Kinder/1st/2nd

Compound Word Activity - 1st/2nd/3rd

Spring Reading Passage - 3rd Grade (Lexile 450)

Jelly Bean Reading Passage - 3rd Grade

Mystery Picture Sentences - Kinder/1st/2nd