ROE News

Week of October 15

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Jump Rope for Heart and Homecoming Week!

We celebrated Jump Rope for Heart Kick Off today! Our Jump Rope team did a fabulous job! Watch for more information to go home next week!


Book Fair starts on Monday, October 15.


Don't forget next week we will celebrate Homecoming week:


Monday – The Greatest Teams! Wear a sports shirt/jersey.


Tuesday – The Greatest Tourists! Dress like a tacky tourist/world traveler.


Wednesday – The Great Twins! Twin Day – dress like your best friend.


Thursday – The Greatest & Brightest Class! Wear neon green, neon orange, neon yellow or Tie Dye shirts.


Friday – The Greatest Homecoming! Maroon and white spirit day. Mums and garters are not allowed at school for elementary students. White spirit overalls are for ROHS seniors only.


Have a great weekend!


Megan Corns

Principal

ROISD trained all teachers that teach math on a program called Number Talks. Number Talks are a 5-15 minute classroom conversation around purposely crafted computation problems that are solved mentally. The goals of a number talk are accuracy, flexibility, and efficiency.

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics states, “Computational fluency refers to having efficient and accurate methods for computing. Students exhibit computational fluency when they demonstrate flexibility in the computational methods they choose, understand and can explain these methods, and produce accurate answers efficiently.” It reminds us that a student cannot be fluent without conceptual understanding and flexible thinking. (https://www.nctm.org/News-and-Calendar/Messages-from-the-President/Archive/Linda-M_-Gojak/Fluency_-Simply-Fast-and-Accurate_-I-Think-Not!/)

When working with students, we must focus on efficiency rather than speed. We need to make sure that our students can use strategic thinking when working out a computation. The goal is not always the right answer, but understanding the meaning of an operation, recording their work carefully and asking their selves if their solution is reasonable.

Talking about math is very important. You can really see how a child thinks and how they solved a problem. Ask your child about Number Talks and some of the strategies they use to solve problems mentally. It is amazing what our kids can do!

Some of the strategies we teach are:


Addition:

Doubles

Near Doubles

Add up in chunks

Place Value

Compensation

Make Friendly numbers

Make a Ten

Decomposing Numbers

Number Line


Subtraction:

Add Up

Removal

Constant Difference

Adjust One

Place Value

Number Line

Homecoming Week - OCTOBER 15-19

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Attendance

  • Please remember school hours are 7:40-3:10.
  • Students are considered late to school after 7:45 (via school clocks).
  • The building opens on the driveway at 6:55 am The front office opens at 7:15.
  • Breakfast ends at 7:40. Students wanting breakfast need to arrive by 7:30.
  • Students who leave before dismissal time at 3:10 are considered early sign-outs.
  • To qualify for district level perfect attendance awards (Count Me In) at the end of the school year, students must be in attendance all day every day (no late to school/tardies or early sign-outs).

Lunch Visitors

If you come to visit for lunch, we ask that you please eat lunch with your child at one of the side tables or benches. Lunch visitors must be listed in Skyward. Please don’t invite other students to join your family while you eat. Thank you for your cooperation!

Dreambox

Dreambox is a great application for students to practice math skills. This app can be reached on our website under the student digital subscriptions.

https://www.redoakisd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2084


Username: Student ID

Password: Student ID

Upcoming Dates

October 15-19 - School Lunch Week / Homecoming Week

October 17 - 3rd-5th grade Program at the PAC / Homecoming parade at 5:45 at ROHS

October 18- Fall Into Reading Night at 6:30-7:30pm at ROE

October 19 - 3rd-5th grade GT Field Trip / Red Oak HS Homecoming (mums are not allowed at school for elementary students)

October 20- Paint the Concrete Party 7:30-10:30 am

October 21-26 - Bus Safety Week and Red Ribbon Week

October 27 - Education Foundation Hawk Hustle 5K

October 31 - Storybook Character Dress Up Day Fall Treat bags

See flyer below for information on Red Oak ISD Grief Group