Weekly Updates

Rocky River Elementary School

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Week of February 1-5

Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 1 - Day 7

  • MOY mClass window CLOSES today
  • 2nd Quarter Report Cards Issued

Tuesday, Feb.2 - Day 1

  • Groundhog Day
  • MTSS meeting @ 8:00
  • Staff meeting @ 3:30

Wednesday, Feb. 3 - Day 2

  • Early Release @ 1:00
  • ER Staff Development - Vertical Alignment Sessions

Thursday, Feb. 4 - Day 3

Friday, Feb. 5 - Day 4

  • 7:30 All Pro Dads Breakfast
  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade Awards @ 9:00
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade Awards @ 10:00
  • Panther Pride Day---Please feel free to wear your spirit-wear to support our hometown Panthers Super Bowl effort this year!


Chuck and Lani

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and Higher Order Thinking

As you create you lesson plans for the next few weeks, think about explicit ways that you can increase higher order and critical thinking for your students. Try to focus on limiting the questions that are on the surface ("touch questions")? Instead focus on frequently asking students to dig deeper? This DOK wheel provides verbs to access various difficulty levels to meet the needs of each of our students. Just like most of our activities, there should be a variety of DOK questions we pose. Similarly, when planning activities focus on those that will develop critical thinking and deep understanding. Use the chart below to challenge yourself to think of ways to change a Level 1 or 2 activity to a Level 3 or 4 activity. Students need the continuum, but the more we ask kids to extend their thinking the more independent and effective learners they will be!! Your kids will thank you!!
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Third Grade Living Museum

Classes are invited to attend the 3rd Grade Living Museum. The museum will be open for visitors February 18, 19, 25, and 26. Click on the GoogleDoc to sign up!

3rd Grade Living Museum

Happy Birthday to You!!!

Feb. 5 - Lori Dunbar

Read Across America Week

Read Across America Week is February 29 - March 4. Rocky River will celebrate reading and the talented Dr. Seuss throughout the week. View the schedule of events below:

Monday, Feb. 29

  • Dr. LaRusso will make an official proclamation on the Morning Pit Stop.
  • School wide DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time 9:45-10:05 will be announced.

Tuesday, Mar. 1

  • Red, White, & Black Day - Dress in the Cat and the Hat's favorite colors!
  • Author, Amazing Steve Somers will be our special guest visitor!
  • Family Reading Night 5:30-6:30pm
  • Cake will be served in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, yum!

Wednesday, Mar. 2

  • Wacky Wednesday - Dress up in your favorite Dr. Seuss character or in another wacky way! (mix & match clothes, crazy hair, etc.)

Thursday, Mar. 3

  • Hats off to reading! Wear your favorite hat!

Friday, Mar. 4

  • Book Parade provided by 1st & 2nd Graders dressed in their favorite book characters
  • PreK, Kindergarteners, and 3rd Graders will line up to view parade and wear silly socks!

This Week's Winner's Circle!

mClass scores and EOQ results are important indicators on where we are in the process but remember the final scorecard is yet to be determined...

“It's not just about students' literacies; it's about their lives.” ~Alfred Tatum, 2005.