Weekly Updates

Rocky River Elementary School

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Week of February 15-19

Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 15

  • Optional Workday

Tuesday, Feb. 16 - Day 3

  • MTSS meeting @ 8:00
  • 2nd Quarter Data Meeting @ 2:30
  • SIT rescheduled for Feb. 23

Wednesday, Feb. 17- Day 4

Thursday, Feb. 18 - Day 5

Friday, Feb. 19 - Day 6


Chuck and Lani

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

Let's Celebrate Mrs. Cubert!!!

February is FULL of celebrations! We honor and celebrate Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, Bus Drivers, Black History, American Heart Month, Dental Health, Presidents Day, 100th Day of School, and School Counselors.

We are very fortunate at Rocky River to have Mrs. Tracey Cubert as our counselor. She wears many hats and always is cool, calm, and collected! She truly has many superpowers from teaching Character Kids, organizing MTSS meetings and folders, managing 504 Plans, distributing meal bags, organizing our mentor program and providing group and individual counseling sessions. WHOA!

Please take a moment this week to honor and thank Mrs. Cubert for all she does for our staff, parents, and students.


A focus for ALL students in ALL grades. Below are tons of engaging activities/resources I hope you can use to strengthen your balanced literacy program. Some would be perfect as stations, Daily 5 rotations, or to use with a volunteer/tutor. Remember to challenge and meet the needs of each child. These resources can be used in all of our Kindergarten through 3rd grade classrooms! Readers theatre provides an entertaining, yet productive way for students to practice and master fluency. Check out some of our now 3rd Graders from a play last year!

Chutes & Ladders Fry Phrases #1

Chutes & Ladders Fry Phrases #2

I Can Read Simple Sentences

Partner Play Script

Reading Comprehension Packet

Readers Theatre Scripts

Readers Theatre Scripts

Readers Theatre Scripts

Sample Play Tacky the Penguin 1

Sample Play Tacky the Penguin 2

Let's JIVE

Who remembers learning something to a song? I remember learning my multiplication tables and historical articles to common tunes. There is a lot of research associating a direct correlation between retention and music. Have fun exploring these videos and sample lessons from Lyrics 2 Learn. I KNOW there are tons of videos available for Kindergarten - 3rd Grade, it's just up to us to find some that work!

Story Element song

Adding Doubles

Odd/Even Song

Phases of the Moon

Telling Time - primary

Place Value - made by a kiddo

Order of Operations

Pintrest board

Lyrics2Learn Sample

Happy Birthday to You!!!

No birthdays this week!

Jump Rope for Heart

It's time for our annual Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser supporting the American Heart Association. Please promote this with your class and encourage students to raise awareness! All donations are due February 26th!

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!