For Your Information: February 9-13

Happy Valentine's Week, Team Ross!

We hope you each have an incredible week of love and all your favorite things...

Love, Donna and Andrea

February is Black History Month... If you have not started talking with students in your classroom about this, please do so this week. Click below on the BLACK HISTORY MONTH at ROSS ELEMENTARY for many resources that are quickly and easily accessible to you.  Please share pictures and ideas for Black History Month in the comment section below.

Who's Who at Ross Elementary?

Alex Adams

Alex Adams was born and raised in League City and attended Ross Elementary, Creekside Intermediate and Clear Creek High School. As a little girl she always dreamed of becoming a teacher. She would ask her teachers for their old teacher’s edition and take them home to “teach” her “class” of stuffed animals. Alex attended the University of Texas at Dallas where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with honors. She is currently on the track of pursing her master’s in Education Management from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. Alex and her husband, Matthew, have been married for 2 ½ years and together have a furry child, Boston.

Jamie Thrash

Jamie Thrash has been teaching for 15 years and this is her first year at Ross Elementary. She graduated from the University of Houston in 2000 with a degree in Elementary Education. She was born and raised in Texas City. She has two amazing kids and has been married to her wonderful husband for 14 years. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family!

Veronica DelCid

Howdy! My name is Veronica Del Cid. I was born in Houston, Texas. I am an alumni of CCISD. Educating little lives and sparking a love for learning is my passion! I have served in children's ministry for a decade and extended this work overseas to Guatemala, Belize, Panama, and Haiti. When I am not in my classroom, I am usually on a mission giving back to communities who so desperately need love, encouragement, and resources for survival. My parents, brother, and sister are my world, and I am also looking forward to the time when I get to raise my family as united as my own.

Wendy Detenbeck

Hello Ross Family! I have been teaching for a total of 15 years and absolutely love teaching Kindergarten! I am married to my wonderful husband Jason Detenbeck and we have a 9 year old son and twin daughters that are 6...yes we are busy! I attended UHCL and graduated with my education degree in 1998. I love spending time with my big family and absolutely love watching football and going running!!!!

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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Love the friendship apps. Another great way to build community is by doing silly brain breaks as a class. See the app gonoddle for fun ideas!-Heather Q

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The above links (Scholastic) has some ideas to educate students about Black History Month. I loved reading about the inventors. Interesting facts about each person.

2 years ago
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I really liked the calming article. We have talked bout ways to give kids a break, and the breathing exercises were really cool and they would be so easy to have the kids do.

2 years ago
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We are learning about Black History by reading short biographies of different people in partners. Then, students do a very short presentation about them, highlighting their contributions. I am also using my IRA time to read their stories, which goes perfectly with the non-fiction unit we are in.

2 years ago
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Thought provoking research article!

2 years ago
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our shared reading this week is poetry and stories either written about African Americans or from African American authors. it's been a great experience.

2 years ago
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Always love learning from Julie Ballew.....hadn't read that one yet. Thanks for a fresh perspective!

2 years ago
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Love that the Scholastic link is compatible for all grade levels Audra! Thanks :)

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sara : I tried to link the entire email but couldn't figure it out this weekend! Audra sent that me... LOVE it!!