Mrs. Lamparter's Class

December 5, 2014

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Specials for the Week of December 8th-12th

P.E. will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday next week. Please return your library book on Monday so you can check out another one.
Bria Carter is our Star of the Week. We loved seeing all of her pictures and loved her soccer trophy and horse!


I'm sure you've heard of our Elf, Alex, that has come to our classroom. The kids named him and are SO excited to see where he hides each day. Of course, he reports back to Santa so we are really focusing on making "good" choices.


Mark your calendars for our annual Holiday program on Thursday, December 18th at 9:00 a.m. We will be performing "Twas the Night Before Christmas." I have costumes for our class. The boys will be Santa and his reindeer and the girls will be carolers.


Be sure and check out my webpage for our new photo album "Happy Thanksgiving!"

LANGUAGE ARTS

We are working on:
  • Building our sight word vocabulary- new words this week: look, then, not, have, go
  • Recognizing upper and lowercase letters, learning letter sounds, and recognizing color words
  • Working on recognizing and creating rhyming words
  • Counting, blending, and segmenting syllables
  • Features of non-fiction text
  • Finding information in non-fiction text
  • Creating pictures and phonetically spelling words to tell a story- focusing on setting, characters, and at least 3 details about our 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
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READ and RECORD so we can REWARD!!

Please click on the link to record your Mega Minutes daily. You can also go to the Craig Home Page to record minutes OR get the SchoolInfo App and record your minutes there! Mega Minute Logs are due: December 19th so please make sure you log on minutes so students can receive their awards!

White Horseshoe: 900+ minutes

Maroon Horseshoe: 1260 +minutes

Gold Horseshoe: 1350+ minutes

Bronco: 1890+ minutes

Math

We are working on:


  • BUILDing Mathmeticians during our Math Workshop
  • Using math manipulatives to learn about numbers

  • Using math tools- number line and tens frame to build numbers

  • Daily calendar math

  • Counting by tens, fives, and ones to 100
  • Exploring coins; penny, nickel, dime, and quarter
  • Writing numbers and counting sets to 20
  • 1-1 correspondence
  • Comparing sets- more, less, same
  • Using "number talks" to explain our math thinking
  • Using the "Notice and Wonder" strategy to help us with problem solving

SCIENCE & SOCIAL STUDIES

We are working on:

  • Goods and Services
  • Needs and Wants
  • What is gravity?

Craig Character Award

Jackson Rogers earned the Craig Character award for demonstrating peace! He will be recognized on the Craig news show next week.

REMINDERS

  • Your child may have forgotten something....
  • The kids have had two weeks to pick up their lost and found clothes. There are still over 100 items left! They don't recognize their stuff. Parents are invited to come and look for lost jackets, sweaters, shirts, etc. We will donate unclaimed clothing before winter break. Please write your child's name in all of his/her jackets!

  • Science Fair Projects are due, Thursday, December 18th. Please bring your science fair project to your classroom teacher. Make sure your name, grade, and teachers name are on the BACK of your project board. If you are working with more then one student, please put their grade, and teacher on it as well.

    ** Remember Science Fair Night is Jan.15th at 7:00 PM. Thank you!! Mrs. Greenblat

  • Mark your calendars for the annual Kindergarten Holiday program on Thursday, December 18th at 9:00 a.m.
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We are excited to announce our Kindergarten Course page is up and contains lots of exciting information. Log in with your child's student ID number and the password is aaaaaa. I sent home your child's student ID number. Click the button on the right that says My eClass course pages. There you will see the Craig course page. Scroll down to My Visual Course List and click the picture of the Kindergarten Teachers- LAMPARTER L KINDERGARTEN CORE. Be sure and click on my October Homework FUN link to explore 2 apps from our Symbaloo curriculum links!