At Rockdale Elementary School, we are dedicated to creating learning opportunities for each and every student. This six weeks our faculty has engaged, challenged, and motivated our students through multiple learning experiences. Our staff has worked to provide engaging lessons for our students through hands-on activities, real world application, and grade-level performances.
The Second graders at RES have been busy learning new skills and concepts and engaging in many different, fun activities. Second grade is the first year that students get the opportunity to participate in academic UIL activities. They will attend a UIL competition at Rockdale Intermediate on Dec. 5th. Students have been working very hard, with the help of their coaches, to prepare for Creative Writing, Storytelling, Spelling, Chess Puzzles, and Mathematics. Creative Writers will look at a collection of pictures and create an original story from at least one of the given pictures. Students are graded on creativity and grammar. Storytellers are read a brief story. Then, they are expected to retell the story in their own words before a group of judges using expression and inflection of voice. Speller contestants are given a list of spelling words to study and are tested over the given words. Chess Puzzles involves students being able to anticipate the appropriate chess moves based on the situation given. Mathematics students will complete three timed sections- addition, subtraction, and story problems. We wish our students good luck as they compete for RES for the first time.
Our Second Grade students have also started tryouts and practices for our annual Christmas Variety Show. It will be on Dec. 15th at 9:30 in the RES cafeteria. Students will be performing dance routines, singing Christmas carols, and sharing Christmas facts and customs with the audience. The students put on a great show, and we would love to have you join us for some holiday cheer next month.
December 4 – 5 PTO Santa Shop @ RES December 8 PTO Santa Shop @ RES (1:00 – 3:00) December 5 Pre-K to Renaissance Villa/MARC Center Spirit of Giving – 9:00am
December 5 UIL (Early Release for Students – 12:00)
December 6 College Colors Day
December 7 Christmas Roundup food collections will be picked up today
December 7 Last Day of iTigers before Christmas Break
December 12 SHAC Meeting at RIS Library – 4:00
December 12 PTO Meeting @ RJH Commons – 6:00 (PTO shirt/jeans)
December 14 Polar Express “Winter Wonderland”
December 15 2nd Grade Christmas Variety show in the cafeteria-9:15
December 15 Kindergarten to go to the Senior Citizens Center
December 17 Christmas Roundup at KC Hall @ 4:00 for set up
December 18 Christmas Roundup at KC Hall @ 9:00 for filling boxes & pick up @ 5:00
December 19 Christmas Roundup at KC Hall @ 9:00 for deliveries
December 20 Grinch Day in Pre-K (dress like Who Ville characters)
December 20 Classroom Christmas Parties (11:00 – 11:30)
December 20 Early Release for Students/Staff – 12:00
December 20 Last Day of the Third Six Weeks
December 21 – Jan. 1 Christmas Break