The Sorensen Scoop
Spring Into Reading!
Family Literacy Night
Family Literacy Night was recently held on Tuesday, February 16th. We had over 40 students, with their parents, show up and take advantage of the extra time to read and AR test. Some teachers have offered to waive a homework assignment for that night if the students attend our FLN. These students either signed in to a sign-in sheet created by the teacher or had me sign their homework folder. Consider what other incentives could be offered to students who attend with their parents.
Family Literacy Night is scheduled every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 4:15- 6:00 pm. However, our April FLN may be rescheduled due to an event conflict (more info to come).
Top AR Readers- 4th Six Weeks
Daniela Salinas - 1st Grade (C. Salinas)
Andrew Alvarado - 2nd Grade (Landeros)
Noah Moreno - 3rd Grade (Sandoval)
Angela Molina - 4th Grade (Uribe)
Ismael Barco - 5th Grade (Cortez)
Students received a lesson and step-by-step instructions on how to take advantage of Mackinvia. This resource allows access to over 2,000 free ebooks (some AR quizzes available), the district's databases (ERIC, Brain Pop, Discovery Education, many more) and links to more teacher resources such as teachingbooks.net.
Teachers and students are strongly encouraged to use these resources. If you have any questions, feel free to come by the library or email me.
Dr. Seuss Day!
We had a very successful celebration for Dr. Seuss's birthday. We had over 250 students participate with their parents. Our backdrops and picture frames were a hit. Thank you to all those who helped make this a memorable day for the students.
We also had a special visit from central office administrators. Dr. Garcia (Deputy Superintendent), Mr. Peter Trevino (Migrant Director), and Mrs. Olivia Martinez (DL Program Director).
C. Obregon and I would like to especially thank our parent volunteers, office staff, Mrs. B. Esquivel, Coach Suarez, Mr. Quintanilla, Mr. Jackson, Coach Luna, Mr. Castillo and Mrs. Cortez.
Millionaire & Mini-Millie Field Trip
Students have until April 29th to get their reading in to qualify for the field trip. Dates will be announced soon. Remember, in order to qualify each grade level has a goal.
4th & 5th grades: Millionaire- 1,000,000 words with a 90% or higher
3rd: 500,000 words read with an 85% or higher
2nd: 250,000 words read with an 85% or higher
1st: 100,000 words read with an 85% or higher