Miss Lotter's Leaders

Parent Newsletter October 5-October 9

Fourth Grade Parents!

We have had such a great week! I was so proud of these kiddos for a few different reasons. First, we had two fire drills in one day last week and the kids did such an amazing job at lining up, staying together, and getting to our spot safely! They have also done a much better job at staying organized throughout the day, so I am excited about the growth they are making! We currently have a lot going on in room 312, so please read the rest of this newsletter to stay updated!

Assignments and Missing Work

As a whole class, we are really trying to stay organized in our work areas and with keeping track of our assignments. Below are pictures of the assignments that we have started or completed this week. Your students should be checking these assignments off as they turn them in. If there is an asterisk next to the assignment (In the picture), then that means we are still working on that as a whole class. Also, I have been trying to do my part to make sure that students are aware of the work they are missing throughout the week. In the picture below, you will see the assignment name, date, and number of the students who have yet to turn in that assignment. Your child knows their number, so please help them to work on their organizational and responsibility skills by making sure that any missing assignments are turned in as soon as possible!
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Peek at the Week!

Math: In math this week, we will be continuing our unit on factors and multiples! I have included pictures below of our factor and multiple characters. We have assigned each term a character with a story in order to help the students learn the vocabulary. Also, in order to be successful in this unit, students really need to have great multiplication fluency. If they do not know their facts, this can be a difficult and time consuming task for them. Please support your student by making sure that they are comfortable with their multiplication facts!


Language Arts: We will continue accountability in daily five this week! Each day, the students will track their choices and what they accomplished during each round. Students will have the option to listen to reading, read to someone, read to self, work on words, and work on writing.


During writing, we will begin a unit on biographic sketches. This is a really neat unit that I think student's will benefit from greatly, so ask them about it next week!


Social Studies: We will be continuing our unit on North Carolina Government this week. We have specifically been studying the affect that colonial events have had on governing documents. That will continue this week, with the addition of analyzing our North Carolina Constitution.

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Leader of the Week!

Our leader of the week is Sophie Kafka! Sophie is a model student! She is hardworking, organized, and extremely helpful to me and her classmates! She did a wonderful job leading one of our morning meetings and sharing her personal narrative this week. I also loved how creative her word work was during Daily Five! Sophie has exhibited leadership qualities in a variety of different ways, so I am proud that she is our leader of the week!
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What has our week looked like?

We have had a little bit of an unusual week due to pep rallies, fire drills, birthday parties, fundraisers, and so on, BUT we have also had a lot of fun learning! We were lucky enough to have our first mystery reader, Anne Aldridge, come in this week! She read a great book written by Barack Obama that the students really enjoyed. We also got to participate in the Fun Run Pep Rally! Students had a blast singing and dancing along with the leaders-they really got pepped up! It was also Hank Schuelke and Patterson Dew's birthdays this week! Both of their families brought in treats for the class, and they were nice enough to share the day with both boys! Lastly, we had a wonderfully cheesy time dancing to the factor and multiple song. I have put pictures and videos on this newsletter below so you can see all of the excitement!

Reminders:

-Please make sure to sign and return the Raleigh commitment forms that went home last week.

-Raleigh initial deposits are due by the end of the month!

-Please please help us get pledges for our Fun Run Boosterthon! Our class is doing an amazing job so far helping our school!

-If your child is struggling with something on their homework, they may circle it and ask for help the next day. Homework is due every Friday.

-As the student's grades are coming in, please remind them that they are allowed to redo their assignments for half credit back!


Support:

-We are in need of Ziploc bags for snack.

-We also need some Expo Markers for students to use in math.

-As always, the most support we need is for you to continue to encourage your child to come to school and try their best! Also, to really help them in becoming a leader through emphasizing those leadership habits whenever possible.


Thank you for all that you do!

Halloween Party!

Friday, Oct. 30th, 1:45pm

241 Merrimon Avenue

Asheville, NC

We are going to have a Halloween Party at the end of this month! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and it is also a great time to expose our students to other cultural traditions. The theme of our party will be comparing and contrasting our American Halloween traditions with those of the Mexican Day of the Dead. Our room rep, Diane Sullivan, will be helping me organize this party for the students. If you wrote on your volunteer form that you wanted to help organize parties, then you should be hearing from her soon. If you did not indicate that, but you still want to help, please let me know and I will get you in touch with her. This is going to be awesome!