Our class has been exploring pilgrims through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This STEAMwork has been great fun and is helping us sharpen our problem solving skills!
We thoroughly enjoyed our work with Don Cooper! Throughout this residency, students made connections between music, math and science. We had fun singing, dancing, creating instruments and composing music.
Check out some pictures from our work with Mr. Cooper, below:
Congratulations Room 15 students! You did a great job sharing your "Top Ten Tips for a Terrific School Year!"
We reconnected with old friends and made some new! What a wonderful day in Room 15! Welcome new students!
This week's cover story focused on the power of QUIET. Here is your THINK question:
Are you quiet, outgoing, or a combination of both? What do you think is your greatest strength? Explain.
Here is a question to think about after reading this week's Time for Kids:
Which national park would you most like to visit? Explain why.
*If you would like some additional information about national parks, you can go to this link:
Room 15 has collected post cards from 41 of our 50 states! That is very exciting! We are going to keep up our search for post cards from ALL of our 50 STATES! Can you help us? We are still in search of cards from the following states:
-We have a fantastic collection of cards on the front and back of our classroom door, with more in the classroom waiting to be displayed!
So many valuable lessons have been gained from the work with our United States post card project!
-From mapping skills and digital communication, to informational reading and writing, we have been learning while "traveling" from state to state.
If you are doing any traveling over the next month or so, or if you know anyone who is, consider mailing us a post card!
Here is our address:
John Lyman Elementary School
Mrs. Sorensen's Class -Room 15
106 Way Road
Middlefield, CT 06455
The fourth grade students have been working with Wesleyan University artists to create a collaborative mural celebrating the history of our local Native American tribes. Students experienced storytelling from a member of the Wangunk tribe, brainstormed ways to show life of native CT peoples and then created original drawings. The children's artwork was scanned and printed on wood, then cut out. We are now in the phase of painting our wood pieces. The photo gallery below shows some of this work in progress. Enjoy!
Room 15 enjoyed celebrating St. Patrick's day with stories, snacks and art! A big thanks to Mrs. Healy for coming in and helping us feel the luck of the Irish!