Mrs. Lamparter's Class

November 1, 2013

Specials This Week

P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday next week. Please wear tennis shoes.

We will visit the Media Center on Monday. Please make sure you return your book so you can check out another one.

Congratulations to our Star of the Week- Lily Nieves.

We have had lots of fun investigating pumpkins this week and even got to help clean out the pulp and seeds so Mrs, Hanagriff could carve our pumpkins. After reading "Pumpkin Jack" we decided to experiment and cover our pumpkin with soil and see what happens. We will record our observations just like scientists. THANK you to Mrs. Wickerham for organizing our Halloween centers and all the parents that helped out. We had SO much fun!

Thank you for your support of my iPad project on and remember that donations will be matched dollar for dollar until Wednesday, November 5th. Just enter the match code INSPIRE on the payment screen.

We are working on:

  • New W.O.W. words this week: no, me, that, saw, were
  • Recognizing upper and lowercase letters, learning letter sounds, and recognizing color words
  • Working on recognizing rhyming words
  • Counting, blending, and segmenting syllables
  • Features of Non-fiction text/ researching pumpkins
  • Writing a "small moments" story and creating our own books
  • Working in guided reading groups- please have your child read the book to you and return it the next day
  • Working independently in Daily Five centers to become better readers, writers, and spellers

We are working on:

  • Counting by tens and ones to 100
  • Writing numbers and counting sets to 10
  • 1-1 correspondence
  • Measuring and comparing with different manipulatives
  • Comparing sets- more, less, same
  • Using "number talks" to explain our math thinking

We are working on:

  • Learning about maps and globes and our geographical location in the world
  • Learning about the life-cycle of a pumpkin- investigating pumpkins


  • Tuesday, November 5th is Buck's Pizza Night
  • Thursday, November 7th is Math Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14th is picture make-up day.
  • Please send in cylinder containers to use for drums for out Thanksgiving skit on Friday, November 22nd.
  • Send in a long sleeved white t-shirt or sweatshirt to use for our reindeer shirts.
  • Mark your calendars for our Kindergarten Holiday Program on Thursday, December 19th at 9:00 a.m.


Way to go Mrs. Lamparter's Kindergartners for reading the MOST minutes the 1st Nine Weeks in kindergarten!!! Make sure you record what you read each night and then turn in your minutes at the end of the 2nd Nine Weeks.