Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It’s An SOL Fiesta!

Students and families in grades 3-5 participated in an evening of fun and learning for Cub Run’s “SOL Fiesta.” Families learned ways to help students prepare for the tests, including some review games and strategies. The night concluded with a festive piñata, which proved harder to crack than the SOLs themselves!

The SOL test schedule for CRES is as follows:

Monday, May 12: 5th grade science / 4th grade SS

Tuesday, May 13: 3rd grade reading, part 1

Wednesday, May 14: 3rd grade reading, part 2

Thursday, May 15: 4th grade reading

Friday, May 16: 5th grade reading

Monday, May 19: 3rd grade science

Tuesday, May 20: 5th grade math, part 1

Wednesday, May 21: 5th grade math, part 2

Thursday, May 22: 4th grade math, part 1

Friday, May 23: 4th grade math, part 2

Tuesday, May 27: 3rd grade SS

Wednesday, May 28: 5th grade SS

Thursday, May 29: 3rd grade math, part 1

Friday, May 30: 3rd grade math, part 2 / 4th grade science / makeup tests

If you have testing questions, please contact your child’s teacher or one of our two testing coordinators, Linda Hirw (lhirw@rockingham.k12.va.us) or Kari Miller (kmsmiller@rockingham.k12.va.us).


Do Your Best on the Test

SOL testing “season” is approaching and in a short time students in 4th and 5th grade will be taking their SOL Writing tests. These tests are taken in March, followed by Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies tests for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in May.

While SOL tests are important and we want all our Cubs to do their best, we also know they can cause stress and nerves. If your child feels anxious about upcoming tests, here are some tips to help you both:

* Talk about it. Stress relief can often come from just discussing feelings. Ask your child how they feel about testing and really listen to what they say.

* Be positive! Teachers at Cub Run have been working hard all year to help your learn. Chances are, you know a lot more than you think you do!

* Follow practical tips to prepare for the big day. Eat a good breakfast, get plenty of sleep, and wear comfortable clothes. Testing days can be long, and we want you at your best!

If you still feel nervous, remember that our Cub Run teachers, guidance counselors, and testing coordinators are here to help! You CAN rock the SOL!


Fifth Graders Perform “Tacky the Penguin”


The Lemonade War … It’s On!

Students were treated to an exciting unveiling of this year’s title for our school wide Reading Month and “One Book, One School” celebration. After some slight confusion, it became clear that Cub Run will be reading “The Lemonade War.”


Cub Run Third Graders Apply Simple Machine Learning

Watch and listen closely as you hear Kane explain his amazing compound machine, THE THREE SECOND EGG.


Cub Run Goes Bananas

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This week kicked off our annual CRES magazine sales fundraiser. This project funds technology, books, supplies, assessment tools, and our yearly SOL-celebration.

Students are asked to fill out the “Reach Out” booklet with names and addresses of family and friends who may be willing to help our school. The names and addresses of family and friends that you provide will never be added to any mailing list or given to any other source. They will be given the opportunity to order and renew magazine subscriptions at up to 80% off newsstand prices. There is no obligation or pressure to buy.

Any student returning their booklet with addresses receives one of our coveted monkey keychains. Students may earn additional monkeys (and mustaches!) by returning family magazine orders. All participating students are entered in daily drawings for prizes like monkey hats and WebKinz.

The very last day to turn in fundraiser forms is Monday, January 13.

Thanks for your support of this fundraiser!


Season’s Greetings

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Warmest holiday wishes from our Cub Run family to yours.


Better Living Through Composting

Third graders in Mrs. Eckelman’s class learned about composting through an inquiry project with Ms. Megan Willis, a JMU graduate student. Students researched composting and participated in hands-on activities, creating a compost bin and studying the process by which organic matter breaks down.


Second Grade Readers’ Theater

The Second Graders in Mrs. Yates’ Reading Class performed Readers’ Theater using the book
You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Mother Goose Tales, by Mary Ann Hoberman.


CRES 2nd Graders Create Library Storybook Pumpkin Patch