Roderick School Blog

Thanks for visiting the Roderick Elementary School Blog! Blogging is a great way to share some of the exciting things happening in our school with families and the greater school community. The Blog will be updated weekly with pictures and news from the school. Come back and visit often!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Roderick Review (Week 19) 1/9/17-1/13/17

Roderick Review (Week 19)   1/9/17-1/13/17 

Important Reminders:
*Tuesday, January 17, 2017 School resumes after the long weekend!
*Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - School Committee Meeting at 7:00 p.m. (Roderick Library)

*Late Arrival and Early Dismissal...Families, please remember that if students are arriving late or leaving early, the adult escorting them to or from school needs to sign the log in the office.  Thank you very much.

*To Keep Our Students and Staff Safe...Please be aware and drive cautiously whenever you are in the bus circle during school hours.

Students and teachers pass between buildings throughout the day. 

What's New This Week at Roderick?

Math Expression Headbands!

 In Ms. Downing's class, students worked in teams so that one player was wearing a mathematical expression and the other person had to give clues (with specific wording restrictions, of course) to allow the student wearing the expression to determine what expression was on the "headband" they were wearing.

Under the direction of Ms. Salazar, the fifth and sixth grade musicians put on an amazing concert during two daytime assemblies for students in Delaney AND Roderick schools on Wednesday.  Then, in the evening, they performed the concert to a full house of families in the Gibbons Gym with a mixture of soloists, small ensembles, and full band pieces.  We are very proud of our instrumentalists! Bravo tutti!

Before School Yoga for Fifth Graders!

On Friday, January 13, 2016, a fifth grader began a four-week pilot yoga class series before school.  From 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. the fifth grader and her mother are hosting up to 12 students who signed up for the class to help start their day off right!  What a great idea!  If the pilot works well, we may look at creating additional classes as well.  

Friday, January 6, 2017

Roderick Review (Week 18) 1/2/17-1/6/17

Roderick Review (Week 18)   1/2/17-1/6/17 

After vacation, everyone returned ready to learn!  Take a look at what some of the students have been engaged in this week.

Amateur Children's Theater (ACT) began on January 5th!  Ms. Kost, Mrs. Crabtree, Ms. Mariotti, and their intern Paul led a spirited troop of thespians through music and speaking auditions and theater games to build their performance skills.  Be sure to save the date and see
Beauty and the Beast on March 31st at 7:00 p.m. and April 1st at 2:00 p.m.!

Fourth graders are working together to determine cause and effect.

Students in Mrs. Coleman's class are using the Chromebooks during reading and accessing the text.  Mrs. Coleman and the students are making predictions about the time this story is taking place based upon the picture before engaging in the reading. 

Mathematicians in 4T are multiplying large numbers with great facility!

Students are working on building their vocabulary and spelling skills in a game format when working independently.

Students are getting reading to "bring their information alive" in their writing as they picture the person they are studying in the setting and what the person would look like, and what he would have with him, and maybe what he might be thinking about.  (Students also noted that they used a similar technique for narrative writing as well.) 

Take a look at a few pictures of the first week of Ski Club.  Thank you to Mrs. Moon, Miss Maloney, Mrs. Hall, Ms. Yelle, Miss Haughey, Mrs. Curtin, and Mrs. Haughey for leading our skiers!


Have a wonderful wintry weekend!

What is School Committee?

The Wrentham School Committee is responsible for setting Policies for the District and approving the District Budget on an annual basis.  The School Committee is responsible for hiring and supervising the Superintendent of the Wrentham Public Schools.  In private business terms, the School Committee is the Board of Directors of the District and the day-to-day operations of the District are operated by the Superintendent and his Administrative team.  The Committee consists of 5 Members, each elected for staggered 3 year terms in the annual April Town elections.  

Next Meeting:  
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Friday, December 23, 2016

Roderick Review (Week 17) 12/19/16-12/23/16

Roderick Review (Week 17) 12/19/16-12/23/16

Students in 4T reflected about the impact that "kindness" can have on those around us as well as ourselves.  The pictures that follow were taken during a silent activity where students were able to spread kindness to others in their classroom by writing positive statements on "corners" that students would then use to complete their shape.

Look who stopped by!  
Former principal, Mr. Grenham!  We are glad you stopped by to visit us!

Take a look...A Christmas Carol Productions in Sixth Grade!

Math and Problem Solving Highlights...

Reader's Theater...

We are one festive community!
Wait until you hear our band in January!

Friday was pajama day!

Student musicians entertained the staff at the staff
holiday breakfast on Thursday

The Polar Express stops by Roderick School as a station stop!

Happy Holidays to you all and best wishes for a very happy and healthy New Year!  We will see you when school resumes on TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017!