Thursday, April 22, 2010

A visit!

Hi everyone! I visited the classroom on Friday, April 16th. It was great to see a lot of you! Here's a picture from that visit.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Maternity Leave Change

Dear Families,

Due to a change in my husband's paternity leave dates, I will now be returning to work on Monday, May 10th rather than Monday, May 3rd as originally planned.

I will visit the classroom soon to say hello to the students!

Mrs. Sorenson :-)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Catching up!

Hi everyone!

Sorry it's been a while since the last post. Taking care of a newborn is a lot of work! I don't go far, but I do seem to be quite busy! It sounds like things are going very well in the classroom. I visited everyone on Friday, April 2nd. A few students were absent, unfortunately. I will be back this week or next for another visit.

Mrs. Lucier sent me a bunch of great photos to post on the blog. It looks like everyone's having a lot of fun!

Happy Spring!

Mrs. Sorenson

Mrs. Luman knit these sweaters for the boys...they both wore them over the weekend and we got some great photos.


Mrs. Lucier reports that math time continues to go very well in our classroom. It has always been one of the best parts of our day (in my humble opinion). :-) Here's a peek at some recent activities...

Students colored kites to make them symmetrical in design and color. Each side should be identical!

A race to fill in the number grid accurately and neatly!

Mrs. Lucier has a cool deck of cards shaped like bird's eggs. Great for math games!

Since math time has gone so well and we are cruising right through the Everyday Math curriculum, students have had math game time to help strengthen basic skills.

Students practice adding two-digit numbers using number grids and other tools/strategies. They are adding animal weights using animal picture cards here (above and below).

Another one of Mrs. Lucier's awesome activities--students match math fact eggs with the correct sum on the bird. I was able to borrow a lot of these materials last year, so I recognize this! :-)

What's happening in SWR?

Students have been practicing their SWR skills in lots of fun ways!

Oh, I love these eggs! They are divided into three sections with letters on each section--perfect for making CVC words (consonant-vowel-consonant). Students make words and record the words they build on paper.

Playing short vowel bingo--students have to find pictures that match the short vowel sound given to make five in a row.

Playing Raindrop Toss to practice reading SWR words.

Practicing beginning blend sounds with a variety of board games.

More egg word building!

Spring Weather!

I have to admit I've been enjoying the fantastic weather with Patrick since he's been born. It looks like the kids at school have enjoyed it too! It's so nice to see the sun on a regular basis! :-)