Mrs. Lamparter's Class

November 22, 2013

Specials This Week

P.E. will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday the week after our Thanksgiving Break. Please wear tennis shoes.

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

Happy Birthday to Brandon Kern who turned 6 on Tuesday! Congratulations to Lewis Adams and his family on the arrival of a beautiful baby girl this morning. Lewis will be a great big brother.


We spent the week preparing for Thanksgiving and studying about life long ago. We all agreed that life long ago was very hard. Our Thanksgiving skit and feast was a huge success! Thank you to all of our parents who donated food, helped set up and clean up, and we hope you enjoyed our performance!!

We are working on:


  • Building sight words- W.O.W. Study- our new words this week are: have, go, not, then, look
  • Recognizing upper and lowercase letters, knowing letter sounds, and recognizing color words
  • Working on recognizing rhyming words
  • Counting, blending, and segmenting syllables
  • Features of Non-fiction text
  • Writing a "small moments" story and creating our own books- students are illustrating and phonetically spelling words to write a story
  • 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 fives, tens and ones to 100
  • Counting forward beginning from a given number in sequence
  • Writing numbers and counting sets to 10
  • 1-1 correspondence
  • Comparing sets- more, less, same
  • Exploring our Math tools- the rekenrek and number line
  • Using graphs to compare data
  • Working on problem solving skills
  • Using "number talks" to explain our math thinking


We are working on:

  • Investigating pumpkins- decomposition experiment- record observations
  • Learning about Thanksgiving and life long ago
  • Describing and comparing objects according to different attributes

REMINDERS

  • Send in a LONG-SLEEVED WHITE T-SHIRT OR SWEATSHIRT so we can paint reindeer shirts. All shirts must be in by Friday, December 6th so our parent volunteers will have time to help us paint!
  • Scholastic Book orders are due on November 26th. The online activation code is: GQY3T
  • Planet Green Team will be selling Smencils for $1.00 in the cafeteria on Thursday, December 5th and Friday, December 6th
  • Mark your calendars for our Kindergarten Holiday Program on Thursday, December 19th at 9:00 a.m.
  • No school the week of November 25th- 29th! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

MEGA MINUTES

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.