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Denise Means & Kim Lampe

Welcome to Lampe/Means 4th Grade Class!


JOB SHARE:  Yes, your child will have TWO homeroom teachers this year.  Mrs. Lampe begins each day teaching the language arts subjects: language, spelling, and reading.   Mrs. Means follows in the afternoon teaching math, social studies, and handwriting.  Each day, we have time to plan and share information as needed. This year begins our 26th year together as a job-share, and also the 32nd year of teaching for each of us.  We feel our situation is a positive one for the students and hope you will, too.  Please don’t hesitate to share any concerns and/or questions. 


AGENDA: As fourth-grade teachers we view the agenda as a wonderful teaching tool.  The lesson: responsibility.  If students copy assignments carefully, ask questions at agenda times, and use their agendas to remind them of work that needs to be completed, they will surely develop and enjoy a sense of responsibility.


As parents, we ask that you sign the agenda each day.  Also coming home each day will be your child’s homework folder. Please set aside a few minutes with your child to take out and go over graded papers as they come home, along with any notes from school.  THANK YOU!!


Many papers will be completed together in class, especially at the first of the year.  Papers with a percentage are those evaluations that have been entered in the grade book.   Remember, as teachers we are continually assessing your child’s progress in multiple ways before we assign a grade.  Daily work will help the students and us to “zero in” on trouble areas.  Help at home is surely appreciated, too.


WHEN IS AN ASSIGNMENT LATE? If a student does not have enough time in class to finish the assignment, he/she will need to take it home to complete it.   Students are not allowed to work on assignments when they arrive in the classroom in the morning… they have morning procedures to follow and will not have time to complete an assignment that should have been finished at home


BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION:  Birthdays are a special time for each of our students!   You are welcome to send purchased, individually packaged treats with your child.  It helps us tremendously if we know a couple days ahead of time for planning. No drinks, please.


We’re so excited for a great year!  Please don’t hesitate to contact either of us with questions.




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