Grade News/Specials


Occupational Therapy

 

Art
Mrs. Van Handle

Students are in the process of drawing portraits. Our youngest artists learn "how to use" guide lines (pre-drawn for them) to help with the placement of facial features. Their portraits are drawn in a "front view" format. Our middle and upper grades are drawing 3/4 or profile views in the likeness or style of Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Winslow Homer, Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin and Amadeo Modigliani. These students are being challenged by drawing without face patterns...No easy task! Students will also read and write about the lives and styles of their particular artist.

 

Guidance
Mr. Londergan

Lake Par Guidance just completed its first round of guidance classes and is now busy working on a quilt project with the fifth and fourth graders.  The second round of classes will be scheduled for November.  Meanwhile the fifth graders are continuing their conflict resolution training every Friday of the week this month and will be completed in early January.

 

Resource Center
Ms. Grummer ~ Mrs. Quarno ~ Mr. Toriello ~ Mrs. VanSeggern

The resource center provides students an opportunity to learn in a smaller setting. Students are exposed to the same curriculum as general education students with modifications based on individual needs. During the school year we will be working on various skills in both Language Arts and Mathematics.

Ms. Grummer, Mrs. Quarno, Mrs. VanSeggern and Mr. Toriello are very excited to work with all of the children atLake Parsippany School! We enjoy watching them grow both academically and socially. Feel free to contact us at any time through our district email addresses with any concerns or comments.

 

Instrumental Music
Mr. Stella

The instrumental music program is for fourth and fifth grade students who want to play an instrument in the band. Students can choose an instrument in fourth grade and join the Beginner Band. We have small group lessons and a combined band rehearsal each week where students learn to read music, count rhythms,and work together as an ensemble. Fifth grade students expand on their skills in the Advanced Band by working on more difficult music. The jazz band is a small ensemble that begins in January and prepares some selections for the Spring Concert.

 

 

Reading - Miss D'Aurizio 

Welcome to my reading corner! In my program, the focus will be on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. They are the five pillars of reading, as defined by the International Reading Panel. Below, I have briefly outlined what each pillar stands for in the hope that working together we will develop successful and lifelong readers!

Phonemics Awareness: Is the ability to hear, identify and manipulate individual sounds in spoken words.

Phonics: Is the relationship between the letters of written language and the sounds of spoken language blended together.

Fluency: Is the ability to read a text accurately and quickly.

Vocabulary: Oral vocabulary refers to words we use and recognize in speaking and/or listening. Reading vocabulary refers to words we recognize or use in print.

Comprehension: Good readers have a purpose and think actively as they read for understanding.

I encourage you to read aloud daily with your child and discuss what is read not only for comprehension, but also for the excitement of being taken away on an adventure while bonding with your child. If you would like to contact me for ideas and activities,please feel free to contact me at kdaurizio@pthsd.net or 973-428-7572 ext 6.

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