Launching Learners

Ridgedale Elementary Family Engagement

3, 2, 1...Blast Off!

What is Launching Learners?? Watch the video to find out!

English Language Arts

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Read Along With Us!

I KNOW AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A PIE read aloud - A Kids Thanksgiving picture book read along

Practice Beginning Sounds

Animal Beginning Sound Practice for Kindergarten

Test your Thanksgiving vocabulary knowledge


Challenge yourself with these math games and problem solving puzzles!


Stem Challenge

Click the photo below for directions on how to build your own catapult. When you complete the catapult, take a photo and send it to us. We will add them to next month's Launching Learners!

Did You Know--Turkey Facts!

Turkey Facts for Kids

Social Studies

Did You Know??

Turkey wasn’t on the menu at the first Thanksgiving. Venison, duck, goose, oysters, lobster, eel, and fish were likely served, alongside pumpkins and cranberries (but not pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce!).

Scenic Stops: The Harding Home
Enjoy this virtual tour of the Harding Home, located right here in Marion, Ohio!

Art Corner

How To Draw a Pie

Supplies Needed:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Crayons, markers or colored pencils (brown, tan, pink, red)

How To Draw A Funny Pumpkin Pie + Featured Artists & SYA!

Fitness Fun!

Koo Koo Kanga Roo - Gobble Gobble Turkey Wobble (Dance-A-Long)

21st Century Program Updates

POWER Hours students have worked hard on some fun projects so far, but this one is an easy one to do at home for kids of all ages…it’s a tiny rocket! It doesn’t take too long and all you need is some paper, a pencil, a straw and some tape. Watch the video and then you can print off the packet and use the templates or just make your own!

Once you and your child make this tiny rocket and launch it a few times, you may be inspired to improve it and try again or perhaps to even check out some other bigger rocket projects…and work on launching them together as a family. Working on projects together is a great way to bond; there is time to talk, funny things happen, you can work through mistakes and problems and who knows, your child may just be inspired for their future as a rocket scientist!

Here is the link for other rocket projects.

Have fun! We sure did!

Second Step Family Communications

Click on your child's grade level to see what they've been learning about emotions and how you can enforce that learning at home!

Conversation Starters

Have you ever been stumped as to what to as your child(ren) about school? Here are some ideas that might help spark a conversation! Let us know how they worked!

What heart words did you learn this week?

What new spelling patterns did you learn this week?

Can you show me how to do one of the Phonemic Awareness skills you did today?

What letter are you learning to write in your handwriting book today?

What part of your day made you smile?

What is your number corner pattern this month?

What are you collecting for Number Corner this month?

How did you do on your Mastery Check this week?

Upcoming Family Events at RES

More Details will be coming about these events, but go ahead and save the dates! You won't want to miss out!

December 13 K/1 Holiday Program @ 6:30 p.m.

January 18 Winter Fest

March 18 Spring Dance
March 30 2/3 Spring Program @6:30 p.m.
April 3-6 Book Fair
May Right to Read-Literacy Night

Boo at the Barn

A huge thank you to Rick and JoAnn Fogle for hosting Boo at the Barn again this year. Another thank you goes to our Ridgedale Administration, Teachers, Staff, and Community Organizations for coming out and passing out candy. Lastly, a big thank you to our families that brought their families to Boo at the Barn! What a pleasure to see so many of you!

Community Connections

Contact Us!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. about Launching Learners. We look forward to hearing from you!