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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 27th year together as a job-share, and also the 33rd 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.


Also coming home each day will be your child’s work 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.   Each morning, students have  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 do have students with the following allergies: milk, eggs, peanut, sesame seeds, fresh strawberries, and food dyes.  We have 25 students.


DAILY SNACKS:  Students are welcome to bring a healthy snack for themselves daily.  This is totally optional and should be something not messy, as we’ve found students in the past like to work and snack for a bit.  Since we have an early lunch at 11:07, the snack will be for the afternoon.



We’re so excited for a great year, and feel honored to be teaching your child.  Please don’t hesitate to contact either of us with questions.




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